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Old 12-10-2009, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had my 8320 for over 2 years and have been quite happy with it (only complaint is dust under the screen), although I really only use it for voice and no data. I am going to be transferring to Italy in the spring with the Navy and was wondering if UMA would still function if I switch carriers and sim cards? Or is UMA somehow tied in to the carrier and I won't have the option?

Cell phones are quite a bit more expensive over in Europe so I think I'd like to just keep this one if possible, and UMA calling is such a great option because cell phone plans out there are very expensive as well.

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UMA is carrier dependent. Not all carriers support it.
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Also the UMA certificates and settings or whatever on the phone are carrier dependent. So even if you found a local carrier with UMA, it very likely would not work with their equipment.

I would guess you'd be able to find a local provider with good enough coverage that UMA is less important. Of course you'll face more roaming issues if you're out of their local area.
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