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    UMA calling uses minutes?

    I've got a blackberry curve 8330, and I can't find any solid answers on this. Does using UMA calling take up your minutes?

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    It does if you don't have the 9.99 feature.

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    I use UMA at home all the time and to tell you the truth I dont the answer myself, but please let me know if you find out and I will do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janus zeal
    I've got a blackberry curve 8330, and I can't find any solid answers on this. Does using UMA calling take up your minutes?

    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/BlackB...ry/ta-p/297171

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    Quote Originally Posted by unisorb
    I use UMA at home all the time and to tell you the truth I dont the answer myself, but please let me know if you find out and I will do the same.
    This was answered above. It uses your minutes as though you were connected to a cell tower. If you have free nites and weekends, then those calls on UMA are also free. If you have the old $10/mo unlimited UMA calling pkg. - then all UMA calls are "free".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikethaler
    This was answered above. It uses your minutes as though you were connected to a cell tower. If you have free nites and weekends, then those calls on UMA are also free. If you have the old $10/mo unlimited UMA calling pkg. - then all UMA calls are "free".

    ...mike

    How about mobile-to-mobile? I looked on my usage on My T-Mobile and it shows U (for UMA) for those calls. Are UMA mobile-to-mobile minutes counted against the bucket or free?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsx
    How about mobile-to-mobile? I looked on my usage on My T-Mobile and it shows U (for UMA) for those calls. Are UMA mobile-to-mobile minutes counted against the bucket or free?

    Thanks.
    UMA M2M calls are free.

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    To summarize, without the $9.99 Hotspot Calling feature:

    UMA mirrors T-Mobile USA's cellular network.

    - Any call that will use from your minutes on the T-Mobile network will also use minutes on UMA.
    - Any call that doesn't use any minutes on the T-Mobile network will not use minutes on UMA.
    - Any call that incurs additional charges (international calls) while on the T-Mobile network, will also incur those charges if done via UMA.

    With the $9.99 Hotspot Calling feature, UMA calls will not use from your minutes no matter what, though international calls will still incur their associated charges.

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    I wonder what time-zone the hours of unlimited nights and weekends is based on for wi-fi calling since use of UMA isn't a location-registered interface. I'm guessing the time zone of my home area code?
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    As I recall, when UMA first came out several years ago, the timing of the calls was Central Time zone. I was a beta tester and used it in both Ca. and Fl. I think my Ca UMA calls were billed as local, BUT I was billed for Fl. originated UMA calls as tough I was roaming. (I was on a local regional plan. Of course TM removed those charges.
    Easy way to check would be to make a UMA call and see what time is indicated. I have been on unlimited calling for some time, so I don't care. We use UMA when overseas as well. I'll try and remember to see the time stamp on those calls next time.

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