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    wifi calling from overseas

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    ok here's the deal i have a t-mobile plan and Im thinking about getting a 8120 now my dilemma here is... would it work outside the country to make phone calls using the wifi UMA ?? since soon i'll be relocating to japan i would like to use the wifi n my room to make calls to my family here n the states....

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    Having a WiFi capable phone is a good start but only part of the solution to making VOIP calls here or when overseas.

    Another part of the solution is what voice/data package for your phone when overseas. Do you plan to use local pre-paid SIM cards or sign up for a monthly phone service package when overseas?

    The other part of the solution is what BB software application will you use to use make calls over WiFi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmarkowitz View Post
    Having a WiFi capable phone is a good start but only part of the solution to making VOIP calls here or when overseas.

    Another part of the solution is what voice/data package for your phone when overseas. Do you plan to use local pre-paid SIM cards or sign up for a monthly phone service package when overseas?

    The other part of the solution is what BB software application will you use to use make calls over WiFi?

    Skype?

    Iskoot?

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    VOIP http://www.voip.com

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    why would i need to use a software for the calls i only intent to make calls to the U.S not n Japan ?

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    Well, I'm not sure then what you mean.. My understanding is that WiFi only let's your phone access wireless networks available.. Meaning internet. As far as calling via internet you will need and app, no? Unless I'm missing information what was said above is correct. How do you plan on calling ?
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    if I was overseas i'd be happy to have wifi to send emails and pics!

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    It is my understanding that UMA calls are not treated as roaming and every post or thread I have seen on this issue confirms that.

    I am in China now, using my 8320 and my TMO router in my hotel room and all calls are showing on my current usage as UMA calls.
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    As long as you find an open access point, with UMA the 8120 should work fine to make and receive calls to/from the United States. Japan doesn't even use GSM, so its the only way your phone will even work. In addition, the other features such as SMS, MMS, etc.. will also work with UMA.
    Last edited by dclawyer; 08-19-2008 at 06:09 PM.

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