1. JenFromMars's Avatar
    Blackberry Bold 9900 Receiving Wi-Fi Calling In November?

    The Blackberry Bold 9900 was introduced without the UMA Wi-Fi calling feature which had long been a staple part of T-Mobiles Blackberry lineup. The lack of the Wi-Fi calling feature has often been discussed by many TmoNews readers as the reason for passing up the purchase of the 9900 was the lack of this is a must-have feature. Well good news as CIO.com is reporting that a November update to the Bold 9900 will include Wi-Fi calling functionality.

    From T-Mobile PR representative Kevin Wren:

    A maintenance release from RIM is expected for the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 in November 2011. That update will include Wi-Fi Calling functionality
    With the update, the Bold 9900 will have Wi-Fi Calling performance and benefits similar to T-Mobiles other Wi-Fi Calling-enabled BlackBerry devices.

    While the last bullet point has us asking what exactly is different about the Bold 9900 Wi-Fi calling leading to the choice verbiage calling the benefits similar to other Blackberry devices on the Magenta network. No matter what the difference may be this is excellent news for Blackberry Bold 9900 owners waiting and hoping for this feature.

    CIO.com
    richiec85 and llamax like this.
    10-03-11 05:27 PM
  2. richiec85's Avatar
    Great news for Orange UK customers
    10-03-11 05:42 PM
  3. claykin's Avatar
    10-03-11 06:18 PM
  4. NursingNinja's Avatar
    I hope that means the leak will come out this month!
    10-03-11 06:21 PM
  5. jtoma878's Avatar
    I can confirm this. Can't reveal source, but it's coming. However, its not exactly, UMA as we know it, as the chipset in the phone cannot handle it. It will be called GAM Lite, and from what I understand it handles the handoffs from wifi to gsm differently.

    I am told a maintenance release sometime in November will light this feature up, as well as mobile hotspot capabilities.
    10-03-11 06:39 PM
  6. claykin's Avatar
    I can confirm this. Can't reveal source, but it's coming. However, its not exactly, UMA as we know it, as the chipset in the phone cannot handle it. It will be called GAM Lite, and from what I understand it handles the handoffs from wifi to gsm differently.

    I am told a maintenance release sometime in November will light this feature up, as well as mobile hotspot capabilities.
    Its been confirmed to me that there will be NO GSM -> wifi handoff.
    10-03-11 09:27 PM
  7. lebdiablo's Avatar
    installing latest build as we speak... UMA support!!!!!!

    Wooot Woottt!!!!!!
    10-04-11 04:32 AM
  8. llamax's Avatar
    installing latest build as we speak... UMA support!!!!!!

    Wooot Woottt!!!!!!
    Great. So where do the rest of us mere mortals grab the leak? Wewt.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-04-11 09:45 AM
  9. lebdiablo's Avatar
    you gotta either work for T-Mobile or have someone there
    10-04-11 01:40 PM
  10. djnick's Avatar
    Or you can just share its just firmware not like unreleased phone or anything
    10-04-11 02:18 PM
  11. habs_fan's Avatar
    +1
    Share the love

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-04-11 04:08 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD