Originally Posted by Chief_Nebulon
I've had my Blackberry 8120 for around a month now, using BIS and I have a BlackBerry data plan with Orange. I also have Orange broadband complete with the livebox.
Since recieving my phone, i've had the uppercase UMA symbol in the top right hand corner of my screen, allowing me to make calls and recieve e-mail over my router.
However, for some reason, in the past week or so, UMA has changed to uma (lower case) without me changing anything in the phone's settings. This now means that when i'm in the house, i no longer recieve e-mails and my call quality is very poor as i have a bad GSM signal here.
I've tried all forms of resets to try and fix this problem - if i turn the wifi on and off again, i get UMA for about 30 seconds and it then changes to uma again.
This is driving me absolutely mad! I can't find anything on the internet about an Orange UMA outage either.
All ideas appreciated!
The lower case uma does seem to make things worse. Alot of applications I have no longer work as it seems when Orange decides to go into uma, the GPRS connection is disconnected - and those apps that can't use WiFi simply fail!
The only solution I see now is to turn off WiFi (Orange then restores GPRS), use the required app, then turn WiFi back on again when done. Really a step backwards.
However regardless of the uma status I always get email. The emails are retrieved through WiFi. You should get email even if you turn the GPRS off and have only WiFi connected.
I can't comment on call quality though- haven't tried it enough.