FINALLY! Some UMA legacy people answers!!!!!
Been trying to get some answers about UMA and free minutes answered for like a YEAR and finally got some GOOD correct information.
For those who have the UMA legacy plans and UMA PHONES( not WIFI)..........
As UMA wasn't being incorporated into any Tmobile phones anymore so many of were panicking what to do if we wanted to keep our legacy plans without using up our bucket minutes once our UMA phone was dead and gone.
FINALLY after a year of incorrect answers I have the answer.
If you have a legacy plan with bucket minutes ( and the UMA add on), you CAN get a WIFI phone( not UMA) and it WILL work to keep giving you free bucket minutes.
The CATCH is it MUST be WIFI CALLING phone only. If it is just WIFI ENABLED it will draw minutes from your bucket.
So the specs must say WIFI CALLING and not WIFI ENABLED.
Also on the downside is that all the new PHONE FIRST phones available at this time are WIFI ENABLED . That means you will have to salvage an old UMA phone from somewhere or spring for data on that line to get a wifi WIFI CALLING data first phone. This really sucks for those of us who need new phone first phones as I do for my younger kids.
- 11-20-12, 12:43 PM #2
I don't know what the difference is between WiFi Calling and WiFi Enabled.
The only difference between UMA and WiFi calling is that on a phone with the UMA feature you can be on a call made on WiFi and leave the WiFi area and continue the call on the network and the billing will be UMA/WiFi. On phone without UMA if you leave the WiFi area you will drop the call.
However in order to benefit from either feature you have to have the Talk Forever Mobile feature on your account for $9.99 a month.
I'm not sure why it took you a year for get the information you have since it's be mentioned here on CB many times.
If you never had a UMA PHONE and an original UMA legacy plan then you won't get it. As stated in my post... Not talking about WIFI plans . NOT talking about plans at all , as a matter of fact so why are you trying to tell me about plans? i was talking about people who had the original UMA PLAN and UMA phones.
By the way you are wrong again about $9.99 . Lots of us got $0 and it was NOT the talk forever mobile!
I guess this why I started the WHOLE POST for UMA LEGACY PEOPLE.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-12-12, 06:47 PM #4
- 2,018 Posts
There are two ways to UMA. There was a $10 a month extra where you could call anywhere in the US if you used your phone via UMA over WIFI.
The other way to UMA is to make a call over wifi without any additional fees. However, the minutes you use over UMA count against your total minutes.
I have used UMA in the second way. Either in office buildings where the T-mob signal didn't reach, or in places where there was no T-mob service.
I believe BB7 didn't have UMA. I'm on a 9780 using BB6. UMA works fine.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-08-13, 04:32 AM #6
- 2,018 Posts
From the T-Mobile website. Note the phrase "uses monthly plan minutes.".
There is no additional monthly charge to use the Wi-Fi Calling feature on your handset. Wi-Fi Calling uses monthly plan minutes for the following:
Calls made from the US to US numbers
Calls made from the US to international numbers (subject to international rates)
Calls made from outside the US to US numbers (not charged roaming)
Calls made from outside the US to international numbers (subject to international rates, but not charged roaming)
Note: You must disable Data Roaming when traveling internationally to avoid incurring data roaming charges.
- 01-16-13, 07:39 AM #10
Are you telling me that I do not need to pay this $9.99?
I logged into my account but don't see where I can add WiFi calling. Do I need to call them to make this change?
- 01-16-13, 10:36 PM #11
Not that I would recommend doing so, but have you tried removing this $9.99 feature and making a UMA call?
- 02-02-13, 02:33 AM #13
- CrackBerry User
02-14-13, 01:39 AM #17
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- 02-14-13, 11:22 AM #18
The 9700 does have UMA. It may not have worked well for you because of a bad OS build relative to UMA. Even though UMA is a hardware feature, some builds just seem to facilitate the hand-off better than other builds.
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