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Old 11-27-2009, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone explain to me in detail what is UMA and how it can be used please.

do you need a data plan to use it?

detailed explanation please or dont reply.

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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UMA is voice dialing over IP. It uses your WiFi connection to deliver the call to T-Mobile where they add it to the terrestrial system.

Do you need a data plan - NO. Both of my kids have T-Mobile BlackBerrys without data plans, and they can use UMA. They have no other data plans.

Unless you get a special plan from T-Mobile, please note that these calls still count against your minutes. The key advantage is voice / text (for them) in areas with weak coverage, but with WiFi (like our basement).

I hope that this answer is detailed enough.
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Yes, I used to have a 8820 and seen the "uma" on the screen a couple of times but didnt know how to use it. Ordered a Bold now, so how does it work through that?
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The Bold doesn't support UMA.
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The T-Mobile Bold, as in the Bold 9700, does.
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The T-Mobile Bold, as in the Bold 9700, does.
I stand corrected. And that is good to hear.
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I believe all T-Mobile devices with WiFi are UMA capable.
At least all the ones I've tried are.
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That seems to be the case based on browsing through the T-Mobile website.
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What if it was on AT&T but unlocked and now through t-mobile haha?
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I assume it would work, right? No idea, though. I am on AT&T (and have been for many years), and so I don't have any experience with either UMA or T-Mobile.
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NO! It will not work.
It MUST BE a T-Mobile device.

People have tried unlocking Bold 9000 BlackBerry (they have WiFi) but UMA does not work.

An AT&T 9700 will not pick up UMA on T-Mobile.
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Ah. I didn't know that. Thanks for the clarification.
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thanks, ifonline hows the 9700?
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It's the best BlackBerry I have owned to date. I was happy with the Bold 9000, but I always liked the form-factor of the 8900 better. The 9700 puts the best of both together, if you ask me.
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Nice nice lol maybe for the future, by the time i decide they'll prob be a new one out haha, theres news phones out every time.
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