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Old 04-04-2009, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just got my new 8900 today, and it's telling me UMA while I'm at home. I do NOT have hotspot at home and don't want it, I mainly wanted the 8900 for its GPS and wifi for my Slingplayer. I live in a marginal Tmobile area, my reception's usually 1 or 2 bars while inside. If it's connected to my wireless network and reporting UMA on the status bar, does that mean my reception will be better, or does it not work that way? Also, will wifi shorten my battery life? I'm upgrading from an 8310, which had decent but not outstanding battery life.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes your reception will be better. It will be just as strong as your reception to your home wifi signal. There is no EXTRA charge for this feature. You will make and recieve calls over UMA. If you choose to get the @home plan, it will not count against your minutes. You'll also be able to take advantage of any T-Mobile hotspot with UMA.
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It will actually HELP your battery life. It takes far more energy to transmit a mile than a foot.
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very good question.. keep it up...
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Hm I think tmo is charging me 9.99 a month for hotspot use. I didn't ask for it either, they just added it on with my blackberry plan. I use it either way so its ok with me.
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Hm I think tmo is charging me 9.99 a month for hotspot use. I didn't ask for it either, they just added it on with my blackberry plan. I use it either way so its ok with me.
You should call to find out. UMA does not mean the $10 hotspot service. The phone will use UMA whenever available, but if you didn't asp for the $10 hotspot service, calls will still count against your plan minutes.
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