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Old 05-16-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if the Rogers 9000 will have UMA?

And if I may add what does UMA do to the phone's capabilities.

Can I make calls through wifi?

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Old 05-16-2008, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes the BOLD will have UMA... BUT!! you will not be able to use the wifi for browsing, only UMA.... at least this is what i have heard to date... still trying to verify if they are going to be doing this to the BOLD becasue they are doing it to the 8120
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yes the BOLD will have UMA... BUT!! you will not be able to use the wifi for browsing, only UMA.... at least this is what i have heard to date... still trying to verify if they are going to be doing this to the BOLD becasue they are doing it to the 8120
as far as ive been told, wifi is fully accessible
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well i talked to BB tech support the other day and they said wifi will only be for UMA, no browsing... i'm going to see if i can get the same answer from another BB tech rep... but only time will tell... reps can say all they want but he true test will be once its in our hands and we can test it
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well i talked to BB tech support the other day and they said wifi will only be for UMA, no browsing... i'm going to see if i can get the same answer from another BB tech rep... but only time will tell... reps can say all they want but he true test will be once its in our hands and we can test it
i have only had hands on experience on the 8320 with regards to a wifi berry,
and it did function via Wifi for browsing, as would any other device using wifi.
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yes that was tmo... but this is rogers... if they cripple the wifi for browsing it wouldnt surprise me... its kinda like what verizon does with the GPS...
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Does UMA only work if your connected to a rogers home phone network or will it work anywhere there is a wireless connection?

Also if wifi browsing is prohibited will there be a way around it?
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Does UMA only work if your connected to a rogers home phone network or will it work anywhere there is a wireless connection?

Also if wifi browsing is prohibited will there be a way around it?
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UMA will work with any router as far i know... as for if there is a way around the restriction for WiFi, i doubt it... it will probably be programed into the firmware... i'm still trying to get a 100% confirmation on it tho
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yes that was tmo... but this is rogers... if they cripple the wifi for browsing it wouldnt surprise me... its kinda like what verizon does with the GPS...
DUDE, just for the record, rogers doesnt cripple WiFi

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Does UMA only work if your connected to a rogers home phone network or will it work anywhere there is a wireless connection?

Also if wifi browsing is prohibited will there be a way around it?
Rogers UMA has nothing to do with Rogers home phone, and can be used with any ISP, on ANY router canada Wide
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we will see wont we lol... and dont believe everything you read or see... lol i will hold judgement for when i have the device in my hands and can connect to the internet with the browser using wifi

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Nevermind. It was an old rumour and seems it is now incorrect.

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we will see wont we lol... and dont believe everything you read or see... lol i will hold judgement for when i have the device in my hands and can connect to the internet with the browser using wifi
i guess we shall, but if im right u owe me a blackberry unlock code
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i guess we shall, but if im right u owe me a blackberry unlock code
LMAO! Man good thinking!

But seriously Rogers has messed with an HP WMPro device's WiFi before. What is to stop end users from loading another providers Firmware and getting Service Books updates from their BIS site or BES and use UMA along with WiFi Browser? Corey are you saying that Rogers plans to remove the WiFi Browser application??
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LMAO! Man good thinking!

But seriously Rogers has messed with an HP WMPro device's WiFi before. What is to stop end users from loading another providers Firmware and getting Service Books updates from their BIS site or BES and use UMA along with WiFi Browser? Corey are you saying that Rogers plans to remove the WiFi Browser application??
the HP ipaq was an attempt, an unsuccessful attempt if memory serves me corectly. but regardless, in the past 12 months rogers has released numerous handsets with wifi intact. so i cant see why they'd start with the blackberry, especially when any1 purchasing a device of this caliber would likely be an enterprise user who needs a data plan to access their email via BES/BIS.

blackberry's with wifi arent threateneing to data revenues as youd need a data plan to access the device's email function! lol
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^ that is true... but like i have said before... we will see once the device launches... i'll test it out on a 8120... if its desabled (wifi browsing) then we know the 9000 will be as well... and it wouldnt surprise me if they did... to get more $$
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