1. surfsquish's Avatar
    Going overseas next month for a wedding..

    I use the BB 8900 and I love the UMA feature...

    Can I make outgoing calls to the US for free while using UMA or receiving calls for free?
    10-10-10 06:27 AM
  2. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Not sure if you can or can't. Never used UMA myself either.

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    10-10-10 06:57 AM
  3. highline's Avatar
    Yes, you can.

    Be sure to leave "mobile network" off so that your phone doesn't register on a foreign network. If it does, you'll be receiving a large bill for voicemail forwarding.
    10-10-10 09:26 AM
  4. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    Not sure if you can or can't. Never used UMA myself either.

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    Excellent post....

    Pretty sure the OP has used UMA before since he loves it.
    As previously answered, yes it will work.
    10-10-10 09:50 AM
  5. K Bear's Avatar
    Outgoing calls are free. Incoming will be charged @ the Intrnational rate. Make sure to turn off your mobile network before you leave the country.
    10-10-10 10:35 AM
  6. highline's Avatar
    Outgoing calls are free. Incoming will be charged @ the Intrnational rate. Make sure to turn off your mobile network before you leave the country.
    This is completely incorrect.

    So long as your connected to Wifi ONLY.... Both incoming calls and outgoing calls are free/taken from your normal plan.

    If you call an international # it will be billed as a call from the USA to the international destination.
    10-10-10 10:48 AM
  7. surfsquish's Avatar
    Outgoing calls are free. Incoming will be charged @ the Intrnational rate. Make sure to turn off your mobile network before you leave the country.
    how do I turn off my mobile network before I leave. When, I'm overseas, Do I have to make sure that it's only connected to WIFI?

    Any instructions and help are truly appreciated...
    11-01-10 08:26 AM
  8. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Deselect it at: Connections / Mobile Network

    Switching off the local mobile network will insure you do not attempt to use it while making a call. If you move away from the Wifi source, you will experience a dropped call instead of a normal hand over.

    11-01-10 11:12 AM
  9. surfsquish's Avatar
    Thank you very much. Just wanted to make sure that I wasnt missing something else...

    Did anyone use the UMA service while overseas without being charged recently?

    Thanks again..>
    11-01-10 01:00 PM
  10. Radius's Avatar
    Your question is too vague and FYI it may not work at all. When you say "overseas" you need to specify a country. It doesn't work everywhere, like China and many other places.

    So where are you actually going to?
    11-01-10 04:04 PM
  11. highline's Avatar
    Your question is too vague and FYI it may not work at all. When you say "overseas" you need to specify a country. It doesn't work everywhere, like China and many other places.

    So where are you actually going to?
    What do you mean? It will work nine stories below the ground in Afghanistan so long as there is an open wifi signal :P
    11-01-10 04:15 PM
  12. surfsquish's Avatar
    Your question is too vague and FYI it may not work at all. When you say "overseas" you need to specify a country. It doesn't work everywhere, like China and many other places.

    So where are you actually going to?

    I'm going to Morocco...
    11-02-10 07:10 AM
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