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    Lightbulb T-Mobile should release wifi calling Android application to the market

    I see this application will greatly push both branded and unlocked Android phones, so this should be released to market and not just preloaded to latest branded phones.
    T-Mobile released Visual Voicemail and My Account on market, so it makes sense to release wifi calling to market as well.



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    Not only that, but it will lower the load on T-Mobile's cellular network and mean that they won't have to build towers to service areas, such as the one I live in.

    At the moment, my Blackberry 8320 is running just fine on UMA, while my Android phone (a rooted G1 with Cyanogen/Froyo) can't get any GSM or 3G signals unless I walk out to the patio...

    T-Mobile have to understand that UMA is a critical advantage to them, and take advantage of the large number of offices and homes which would use the UMA, if it were available...

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    It's not that easy, WiFi calling requires modification to the kernel.

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    Aargh - that means more delay while it is incorporated into the Cyanogen (etc) ROMs...

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    My G2 just received an OTA update and restarted... Lo and behold, WiFi Calling!!!!

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    WiFi calling has already been decoded by the XDA developers, and is running on a number of development platforms. It is not very mature yet, but it is in the wild and works well for the Nexus One, at least. See the development thread at:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=807116

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    Got the update this morning on my G2. It appears to work. From the menus, etc. looks like it uses UMA, but can't hand off calls to the cellular network.
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    Does Samsung vibrant have UMA function? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mch View Post
    Got the update this morning on my G2. It appears to work. From the menus, etc. looks like it uses UMA, but can't hand off calls to the cellular network.
    Hand off to cellular is relatively unimportant. I have made use of UMA since before it was released (was a beta tester) and almost never had a situation where the ability to hand off would have been useful.

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    I agree. I have used a couple of UMA capable blackberries, and never really used the handoff feature.

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    it has to be firmware level changes. app level would not work when it sleeps.
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    I got wifi calling update on my new LG optimus T and it works fine.
    Make sure you check for update.

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    It would be nice if we could get the WiFi calling app for the Nexus S but I doubt that will officially happen. XDA to the rescue...

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    Wi-fi calling is in the last version or two of Android. Froyo? It's a proprietary software app built in. In my limited experience and compared to real UMA on a Nokia 6086 the Android one seems to need a stronger LAN signal to even want to try to connect. And as noted, there is no handoff.

    Finally. But then you need to run Android and my brief foray into the world of touchscreen not-so-smart phones from Communicators sent me scurrying back to Nokia. I know, it's just me.......

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