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.
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"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...
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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