Originally Posted by WorldIRC
^Does your phone read UMA when on Wifi?
No. It does not show UMA. My Blackberry 8320 is UMA ready and capable.
The phone was bought from a US vendor/supplier and unlocked for us. The phone was branded for T-mobile.
Works fine up here no problem.
The past few days to a week, we can see that Rogers Wireless is mucking around with the network as there were some MDS issues where Market Filters and BBToday would not work for about 3 days in a row.
Nothing was changed on our BES. The problems were pointing to Rogers Wireless. It was ridiculous to talk to the technician I was talking to. He kept denying that the problem is Rogers Wireless and hinted that it was our problem. I hate those first level tech and customer service reps. They know DICK all about the way things work. Just say it out that you don't @#$%ing know and escalate the me/call to a senior technician more competetant.
After a heated argument to request to talk to the higher up, yes, Rogers Wireless WAS mucking around their network in the past few days to a week just to get certain stuff in place to get their UMA working properly on their network. Instead of calling it UMA, they've branded their UMA service...another marketing ploy.
Now, the real question is, will the visitors who are already on UMA outside of Canada get UMA service in Canada?
Technically, it should be possible and without incurring additional charges. But, this is Rogers, they will charge you up the Ying Yang. Why do you think Rogers was one of the Top 5 highest Revenue Earned? They've monopolized Canada. We need more competitors in the market, but the CRTC are being anal about it and my assumption is that the executives are all in on it with Rogers.
My argument is, why should I be charged for using my/our own WiFi for Internet browsing and sending/receiving emails through WiFi???
It's like having your own laptop that is WiFi capable, have Skype to make the calls (at $2.95/month), and being charged for using WiFi at your own home/work where Internet is already paid for by you/company...????....doesn't make sense from a consumer point of view.
Thanks but no thanks. I'm happy with what I have....WITHOUT the additional cost.
My job is to reduce cost--not incur more cost.