UMA on BB 10?
Can anyone please tell me if BB 10 has UMA/UMALite? I have a 9900 that I rely soley on wifi calling at home because I'm in a Rogers deadzone. Without wifi calling (UMA Lite on the 9900) I would not be able send/receive text message or make/takevoice calls. I cannot find any information on this. If they dropped this on the BB10, how will any Rogers customers like me in deadzones communicate? I live in Toronto and still have reception issues. Can I assume that BBM Voice, via wifi, is UMA-ish? This is a 100% deal breaker for me to upgrade. I can't have a BB10 if I can't text/call at home.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-05-2013, 12:56 PM #8
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Took many months and an upgrade after the release of the Torch 9810 with OS 7 before Rogers was able to enable WiFi Calling (UMA Lite). So I woudn't be suprised if the same type of delay happens here as well. There would be no point in Rogers advertising the service from day one it if was not available on the Z10.
Key question is - 'will' they have it someday? I think so. WiFi Calling has always been a differentiator for Rogers and I don't see them giving up on it yet.
- 02-05-2013, 04:53 PM #9
I hope someone with some technical experience can answer this question...if I get a Canadian Z10 that works on the T-Mobile network, will I be able to get UMA, presuming the TMO version is released with UMA? Is this something that can be added later through a software upgrade?
- 02-05-2013, 08:37 PM #11
Re: WiFi calling, I cannot answer that since I've never had a non-UMA BlackBerry. I will say this though: I have a Wind GS3, and just cannot get T-Mobile to hook me up with whatever WiFi calling solution comes baked in to TMO GS3s.
- 02-05-2013, 09:05 PM #12
T-Mo usa has phones on UMA, Kineto and IMS (most recent). The Kineto version came as an app upgrade on many Android phones. I believe the current version -- IMS -- does not require a hardware setup the way UMA does.
Well now Rogers is saying "I am writing to confirm that UMA is not a feature of the Z10 BlackBerry device. It will also not be included in a future release of BB10 OS on the Z10 device." W T F. I NEED UMA! I have no signal at home!
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02-07-2013, 02:38 PM #15
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- 02-07-2013, 03:18 PM #16
this for more information.
And are you sure the 9810 doesn't have UMA? I'm pretty sure I saw UMA on the official specs page.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-07-2013, 03:27 PM #17
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I knew people shouldn't get their hopes up for UMA. Seems like many carriers aren't really supporting it anymore. Such a shame cause for people like the OP, its essential. Great feature that i would love to see returnQNX and LTE, hand me a pen and let's do this.
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