T-Mobile Launches UMA Service In Seattle
Oct 23, 2006, 6:21 PM by (staff)
T-Mobile today rolled out the HotSpot @Home service in Seattle area stores. "HotSpot @Home" is T-Mobile's brand name for Universal Mobile Access (UMA) which allows a cell phone to make voice or data calls using pre-approved Wi-Fi hotspot instead of the cellular network. In order to use @Home, customers need a compatible phone with Wi-Fi. T-Mobile is selling the Nokia 6136 and Samsung T709 for $50 each with a 2 year contract. The @Home service then costs an additional $20 per month for unlimited calling from a home access point as well as any T-Mobile hotspot. T-Mobile is also giving away a Wi-Fi access point for customers who do not have one already. The service is expect to launch in additional markets but has not announced any plans as of yet.
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What about MDA & SDA?
Atleast they are making progress
Cool but greedy
From what I hear....
But that is just a rumor...
Rich or Eric, is that price the real standard price for the feature?
$20 for UMA only or Hotspot data service as well?