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Old 12-14-2007, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Apologies if this has been covered, but I looked in the FAQ and could not find the answer.

Is it possible to use UMA without a BlackBerry data plan? That is, if I give my 8320 to my wife and she just wants to use it as a phone over WiFi/UMA, will that work, or does she need the BB data plan...?
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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**moved to the WiFi section.**
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, you should be able to use UMA without a data plan.
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My rep told me it was only availible with a data plan. That punk...
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I could be wrong. Someone else can come through and confirm, though.
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I can confirm it is Friday... woo hoo!
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I wonder if he's thinking about data and mail over UMA.
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No -- not data and mail. I want to give my BlackBerry to my wife so she can just use it as a phone. She uses UMA already with the Nokia phone from T-Mobile.
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Yes, you can use UMA without a data plan. They are not related.
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I can also confirm that you can use UMA to make calls without the data plan. I got this phone partly because I have marginal TMo coverage in my home, so using WiFi/UMA allows me make calls anywhere in the house. So far, I've had no issues with holding on to my connections.
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