T-Mobile HotSpot @Home Review
Phone Scoop's In Depth review of T-Mobile's new HotSpot @Home service, plus video demo.
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This is Phone Scoop's in-depth look at the new HotSpot@Home service from T-Mobile, which goes live today. The service lets users roam between cellular and Wi-Fi networks seamlessly for calling. Do two radios make for a better cell phone?
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are the minutes prorated?
Subscription Required ?
If I already have a home wifi router, do I still have to pay a monthly fee to T-Mobile for UMA?
No, you don't have to pay extra for UMA usage. You can use your existing router as well. You do, however...
I'm sure this is a stupid question but what exactly is the point of this?
What's the point? Seriously? Have you ever had poor coverage at home? This eliminates that. You ever wanted unlimite...
low long promotion will last?
2. It would be nice if there were sexier phones available in the very near future. Any rumors?
3. I'd love a 1-year contact. It seems like this service is not yet available through resellers like letstalk with 1-year contracts.
Rep in store said eventually most new phones will have it like they do with myfaves.
Why This Is A Great Idea For T-Mobile's Pockets
You have to be a min 39.99 rate plan which gives you 600 min.
You have to add $20 (Yes I know about the intro rate...even at $10 they get you) to get access to the unlim calling wi-fi option.
That would actually put your bill at $59.99...which on the regular T-mobile plans gives you 1500 Anytime.
They are counting on you NOT using more than 900 Additional minutes at home.
And for the people w...
Wi-Fi Security Options?
Also, the connection from the phone to t-mobile is an IPSec VPN connection, so even on an open hotspot the call is still secure.
How does 9-1-1 work on the wi-fi part?
International? (Question for the Eric's or Rich)
According to the Hotspot@home Launch binder that we received, calls made internationally through a router...
But ya, t-mo's international rates are the same weather or not you are using wifi
What was that buzz sound?
I first discovered it when I switched from Sprint ...
When you walked from outside to inside, does it buzz when switching from a cellular signal to wifi?
This link is good in reference to your question: www.feelingcingular.com. T-Mobile and PlayStation 3 ar...
Note that Wi-Fi is different from UMA. Most phones with wi-fi do not support UMA.
who is providing the GANC for UMA Call to T-Mobile
who is providing that GANC to T-Mobile
Looks Muy Cool
I didn't notice any detrimental change in my home broadband network when using the phone.
Since this service is for voice calls only, it will NOT effect data sp...