BlackBerry Curve 8900
Handoff to my office WiFi via UMA?
I noticed that my phone displays "UMA" where it normally displays "EDGE" when I am outside. Does this mean that when I am within my WiFi range, I am using the UMA protocol to connect my voice calls? Does this explain the fact that I am able to connect my phone?
I was seriously thinking about abandoning T-Mobile, but if the above is true, then I don't need to do that. Does anyone have enough knowledge ob this subject?
Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) provides access to cellular mobile voice and data services over unlicensed spectrum technologies, such Bluetooth or Wi-Fi (802.11).
A UMA phone will use a cellular networks (GSM, CDMA, etc.) when out and about, and automatically switch to a UMA-enabled Bluetooth or Wi-Fi local network when in range, such as at home or in the office.
In local mode, a complete, virtual GSM or CDMA connection is "tunneled" to the carrier via the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection and the Internet. This allows seamless, transparent use of all services at all times, including voice, messaging, and data services.
This hybrid approach allows fulls mobility, while offering consumers better coverage, faster data rates, and lowe...
The simple answer is yes, you can connect to ANY open WiFi, or closed if you know the password, and enjoy UMA and wifi data speeds. My Curve 8900 will not connect on its own to a new router but it will remember them after I scan and connect. If there is a setting for this process to be automatic ok but I'm to lazy to find it.
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