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Old 11-26-2008, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you have no AT&T signal but do pick up a wifi signal, can you make a call through wifi? I can do this with my Curve on T-Mobile. It has to show UMA in the upper right. I would get the bold if I can make calls this way. My house gets no AT&T signal.
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If you have no AT&T signal but do pick up a wifi signal, can you make a call through wifi? I can do this with my Curve on T-Mobile. It has to show UMA in the upper right. I would get the bold if I can make calls this way. My house gets no AT&T signal.
UMA only works on T-Mobile branded wi-fi enabled BB devices. Bold on TMO will not be able to make UMA calling . . .
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If you have no AT&T signal but do pick up a wifi signal, can you make a call through wifi?
No - AT&T does not support UMA.
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At this point, there are no true VoIP clients for BBs. They are are all call-back services, which use your voice plan. May offer cheaper rates while on your home network, but offer no apparent savings if you're roaming.



As mentioned, AT&T doesn't do UMA, only T-Mob does, and then only on T-Mob BB. Until someone develops a true VOIP client for wifi-enabled BBs, we're all out of luck
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