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Tomek
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join:2002-01-30
Valley Stream, NY

@home and UMA

T-mobile had similar program, but utilized wifi instead.
I think they had similar idea, pay 20 USD and have unlimited calling via Wifi.
I just the fact that my blackberry has UMA and I connect to any access point, anywhere and be able to call.
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Semper Fi



en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA

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Personally, I think UMA is (was?) a better deal

1. You could get WiFi almost anywhere, and save on minutes
2. International roaming/long distance is essentially eliminated
3. No special equipment (outside of the handset) required.
4. You didn't need to be in a carrier licensed area (you could be in a roaming area) and still get it. AT&T/VZW/Sprint's service require an area where you can get a GPS signal to ensure that its not running into areas that it isn't licensed to transmit.



MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

It is a better deal, it's sad UMA never made it to anyone other than t-mobile.
I think UMA's biggest problem was that it required special settings on standard wifi routers to work optimally.

But I changed the couple settings for my roommate who had t-mobile and marginal service in the house and it works wonderfully for him.
He doesn't pay the extra $20 for umlimited calling, just as a way to get better reception/ call quality in the house