Originally Posted by sg60611
I have been trying the free wi-fi in several public places and it says its connected when you look at the connection magager. However, the wifi symbol is still grayed out. Then when I look under wi-fi tools it says UMA connection available but under that it has an "x" by connected.
Is this a phone problem or a router issue? Can anyone help?
In the Connection Manager you have a check to the right of "WiFi"? The "Mobile Network" or top line check indicates cell-tower EDGE/GSM service.
In the Connection Manager does the WiFI indicate the access point name? That should also be indicated on the main screen where it normally says "T-Mobile". When I am at home, the main screen says "T-Mobile - Wizardofid" where Wizardofid is my AP SSID/wireless profile name.
There are actually three levels of 'connection' for UMA to function.
1) AP (wireless) association (establish link layer and local IP address; Options -> Status will tell you if you have and what the IP address is)
2) IPSec/SSL data links to T-Mobile server (this is what lights up the "WiFi" symbol I think; the phone has successfully 'called home' via IP)
3) GSM tunnel (see previous post above) within the IPSec/SSL tunnels for the actual UMA service (indicated by the UMA symbol)
Do you explicitly pay for UMA service (T-Mo's market name 'HotSpot')? On T-Mobile it is an additional $10 (if I remember correctly) on top of your regular plan. Generic data service (ability to browse the web at large and use non-T-Mobile IP enabled applications) is an additional charge on top of UMA but is not required for UMA.