Originally Posted by spgny
Monkeypaw..are you suggesting that maybe I do TMo pre-paid and try to make calls over my Wi-Fi home network w/o buying extra package?
I thought that even if you have a 8320, you cannot make W-Fi calls w/o buying the TMo Hotspot package....thanks...
I am sort of leaning towards paying a premium over the 8310.(around $400 vs $300) and buying an un-locked 8320 from eBay just so I have the flexibility of switching to TMo or ATT depending on whose plan works out better for me.....
What I was saying was to test the Tmobile coverage using a prepaid sim in your area before you decide to go one way or another. That way you won't get stuck with Tmobile if the service is bad in your area.
On the regular plans you CAN use UMA without the Hotspot at Home add on. I use UMA all the time and I do not have the Hotspot at Home add on. It just acts as if you're using the cell network and deducts minutes.
The Hotspot add on lets you make unlimited calls on UMA. That's what you're paying extra for.
What I was mentioning is that the system does not deduct minutes for most of the calls I make on UMA. They just do not even show up. My bill for August has 20 UMA minutes on there.
Over time it does seem like more calls show up on my bill, but even last week there's a 16 minute call that's not on my account page and about half the others are. I've never gotten close to maxing out my 1,000 minutes in real life so it's not helping me any. But for someone with a 300 minute plan, it might help.