1. Dr_El's Avatar
    I am on Rogers in Canada with a BB bold 9000. I am currently in France and did not want to incur roaming charges for data. I went to options>mobile network> and set data services to "on" and while roaming to "off". Using this configuration, as expected, my emails were not coming in and I could not browse. Then I logged into the hotel's Wifi network, and again as expected, I could now browse BUT, in addition, all my emails (which are routed through the BB server) also came in on the native BB email app. I was surprised by this, and worried that despite having the setting as "off while roaming", I was still incurring data roaming charges.

    I called Rogers on Skype and found out that I was not incurring roaming charges. Obviously I am pleased about this, but I don't understand how it is happening...emails from my email server go to BB server then routed to my BB via internet and picked up through wifi? Anyone have a good explanation? Does this work for all carriers?
    04-12-10 02:23 PM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Yes. Wifi can be used to support Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) or BIS access through Wifi.

    The difference is the availability of Voice and SMS text when UMA is active.
    04-12-10 04:13 PM