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DiabloZoe 02-12-2008 06:43 AM

Hotspot
 
In an updated statement, T-Mobile said: “The Wi-Fi network operations transition will not begin until later this year. Even after the transition, T-Mobile HotSpot and HotSpot @Home customers will continue to experience seamless Wi-Fi access at Starbucks locations for at least the next five years under a roaming agreement between T-Mobile USA and AT&T (NYSE: T). There will be no additional charge for T-Mobile HotSpot and Hotspot @Home customers at Starbucks...Our primary focus was to ensure minimum customer impact before, during and after the transition period. T-Mobile remains committed to providing the public with exceptional Wi-Fi access and related services.”

Tmob said that when they change the name to talk forever its just talking no internet access? Why get the hotspot plan for 19.99 when you can get the 9.99 talk forever plan right?

ezrunner 02-12-2008 07:00 AM

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Saw online this morning that TMO has lost the contract for the HotSpot service at Starbucks. ATT will be running them now

JSanders 02-12-2008 07:09 AM

Now that is a big deal, I would think.

**moving to WiFi section**

ezrunner 02-12-2008 07:11 AM

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I just found another mention of this in the 8300 forum may wanna merge them

phrider 02-13-2008 11:43 AM

Hmmm. Sounds like an anti-competitive move by AT&T: restrict the growth of UMA by knocking out TMO's best set of public access points.

At the "free" access at Starbucks certainly begs the competitive question.

TroyDBrown 02-13-2008 04:02 PM

I am hoping T-Mobile inks a sharing deal with AT&T.

sgtcasey 02-15-2008 09:03 AM

Unless AT&T removes or somehow changes the configuration of the wireless routers at the Starbucks UMA will probably still work fine.

Dave

monkeypaw 02-17-2008 12:23 AM

The first post says:

"Even after the transition, T-Mobile HotSpot and HotSpot @Home customers will continue to experience seamless Wi-Fi access at Starbucks locations for at least the next five years under a roaming agreement ..."

Tmobile Statement

So at a minimum, those with H@H would be able to use UMA for at least 5 years. Tmobile could maybe cut off regular UMA, but its probably easier just to let it continue.

phrider 02-17-2008 01:28 PM

Hmmm. What does this mean for those that use UMA without the supplemental H@H service or a T-Mobile Hotspot account? It all seems silent on that topic.

John Clark 02-17-2008 10:59 PM

It will still work fine, with or without the H@H or Talk Forever plan.

dhollins 02-19-2008 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troydbrown (Post 834449)
I am hoping T-Mobile inks a sharing deal with AT&T.

I hope so too. 8320 is in the mail.

troydbrown,
How do you like the .180 OS you are using? Do you know the difference in that OS and .184? Anyone?

John Clark 02-19-2008 09:06 PM

The best thing to do is read through the sticky threads about the two OS's. You can find a sticky thread for the .184 OS in the 8300 forum.

dhollins 02-19-2008 09:10 PM

Will do. Thanks John. Did you go from .180 to .184? If so, care to expand on your thoughts of the two.

I'm off to check the sticky as well.

John Clark 02-19-2008 09:32 PM

I only used .180 for a short time. .184 works fine for me.

monkeypaw 02-19-2008 10:44 PM

Without H@H, the only real impact is if there's no EDGE or GSM service. Sure you can do slightly more over UMA, but if they somehow blocked non H@H users, how many Starbucks are in cell dead spots?


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