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| | Need advice on UMA - Skype - blocked on my 8530
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I have an 8530 from my company, for my company email (probably BES or equivalent), on Verizon. It has the phone function but that does not work - I cannot make or receive calls. I can, however, listen to .wav audio attachments to emails - when I hit "Preview", they play in some kind of music-listening app. Also, this BB does have WiFi and it does link to my WiFi at home.
Recently, I downloaded the Skype mobile function, but apparently Verizon blocks its use. Apparently -- correct me if I'm wrong -- the Skype function will NOT work using WiFi, must connect using Verizon voice service, and since I do not have Verizon voice, I am blocked.
Also, I have read that the 8530 does not have UMA. Again, please correct me if I'm wrong.
Question - if everything stays the same except that I get a different BB that has UMA (as well as WiFi) -- maybe an 8520? -- will I be able to use the Skype function when I'm in a WiFi hotspot (like my home)? Or will, again, Verizon block the service?
I used to think I was a good user of all things computer (for a non-tech person), but I have clearly reached my limit.
Thanks. PS - The specs for my 8530 follow:
smartphone (CDMA, Wi-Fi)
v126.96.36.1996 (Bundle 1493, Platform 188.8.131.527) Cryptographic Kernel v184.108.40.206 Branding Version: 220.127.116.11s Micro Edition Configuration: CLDC-1.1 Micro Edition Profile: MIDP-2.1 Micro Edition JTWI Version: 1.0 Micro Edition Media Version: 1.1 Micro Edition PIM Version: 1.0 Micro Edition File Version: 1.0 Micro Edition Bluetooth Version: 1.1 Micro Edition Location Version: 1.0.1 WLAN Version: 18.104.22.16805