T-Mobile UMA "A Couple of Bucks a Month"
Feb 9, 2006, 1:06 PM by (staff)
PC Magazine has learned more details on T-Mobile's upcoming UMA plans. The information comes from Philips, which manufactures the Wi-Fi chipset included in Samsung's T709. They revealed that subscribers would be able to use the phone to make calls with their home Wi-Fi network for a flat rate of a few dollars per month. Philips was careful not discuss their carrier partner for the T709, but the phone has been shown with T-Mobile branding and appears to be an exclusive for the carrier. The phone will use UMA to seamlessly transfer calls between the cellular network and a compatible Wi-Fi access point. T-Mobile has confirmed its commitment to UMA technology in the past, a re-confirmed it to PC Magazine as well.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google's Project Fi Wireless Service Offers Refunds for Unused Data
Google today announced Project Fi, which relies on a combination of cellular and WiFi networks to keep users connected wherever they roam. Google partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile to provide the cellular component.
ROK Mobile Expands Coverage and Retail Presence
ROK Mobile, a music-focused MVNO, today said it has significantly expanded coverage by partnering with "the nation's largest 4G LTE network." ROK Mobile didn't name its new partner, but said customers can now enjoy cellular network access in more places. The carrier has already partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile, so the new partner is either AT&T or Verizon Wireless.
U.S. Cellular Scores First LTE Roaming Deal
U.S. Cellular recently revealed that it has forged its first LTE roaming partnership, and customers will reap the benefits in two to three months.
Samsung Says the Galaxy S9 Will Debut at MWC
Samsung plans to announce its 2018 flagship handset at next month's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Some had speculated the company would reveal the phone at CES, but JD Koh, president of Samsung's mobile business, confirmed to ZDNet that the Galaxy S9 will arrive in February.
"couple of bucks" plus your VoIP service?
if this is supposed to fix tmo's coverage issues, it's more of a band-aid to the surgery it needs. it's innovative that they are offering the service, but it seems like a better way of conserving anytime minutes and side-stepping ma bell than fixing coverage issues
You need an Internet connection - you would have to pay for that, but that's it.
"the phone has been shown with T-bobile branding and appears to be an exclusive for the carrier"
basically this means that your calls will seamlessly switch from your cellular service to Wi-Fi (wireless internet) VoIP (voice over internet protocol). More basically....if you are in a wireles...
(Unlicensed Mobile Access)
Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) provides access to cellular mobile voice and data services over unlicensed spectrum technologies, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (802.11).
A UMA phone will use a cellular ne...
UMA Could End Roaming Fees???
Watch out for Helio..........
VOIP Wireless Internet Pricing Changes _ Verizon
well... i routinely do VOIP Skype on my PPC internationally with EVDO.. so the big carriers.. t-mobile included... as soon as they get HSDPA and UPA out ...
bob wireless internet advisor