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    UMA International Calling Still Alive?

    We got the T-Mobile UMA add-on as part of a grandfathered family plan when it first came out a few years ago. We still pay $10 extra for unlimted family UMA calling. We haven't traveled internationally for a few years now, but when we did we were able to successfully send and recieve UMA phone calls to/from the USA while in the Netherlands with no additional charges.

    My daughter has been using my old Blackberry 8330 and will shortly be traveling to Israel for a few months. Is this "loophole" still working or will T-Mobile start charging international rates if she is in Israel and texts / calls us in the US while on a UMA connection.

    Thanks for any insight!

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    UMA calls are billed the same whether you are in Idaho or Israel.
    Make sure she has all data slurping apps turned off. On her BB, under Manage Connections -Mobile Network ---uncheck Mobile Network so she doesn't accidentally connect to a cell tower when placing a call. Or using data.
    Remember - she can't dial Israeli numbers w.o. huge charges unless she routes them via Google Voice or something similar. One or 2 cents/min to landlines. Forget cost to mobile.
    GoogleVoice (domestic call forwarding and cheap intl. calls) Use GV to give us a "home" number in a 2nd location
    8 T-Mobile lines - Unlimited talk and text, data. TM One plan. Get $10/mo. rebate on 7 lines for low data use. Net cost about $185-190/mo. We haven't had a landline in more than 17 years.

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    Thanks Mike! That is the answer I wanted to hear!

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    If you can live off the minutes on your plan and give up the unlimited calling, you don't need to pay for the unlimited wifi feature. You can still use the feature itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enufwireless View Post
    If you can live off the minutes on your plan and give up the unlimited calling, you don't need to pay for the unlimited wifi feature. You can still use the feature itself.
    $10 a month for unlimited UMA calling. Two teenaged daughters. Can't beat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndubin View Post
    $10 a month for unlimited UMA calling. Two teenaged daughters. Can't beat it.
    now ! $0 for unlimited UMA calling.
    You overpaid.
    Last edited by Androided; 10-26-2011 at 09:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Androided View Post
    now ! $0 for unlimited UMA calling.
    You overpaid.
    .......Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Androided View Post
    now ! $0 for unlimited UMA calling.
    You overpaid.
    I pay the extra $9.99 for UMA calling on my old "Pref 600 FT" plan with myFave for $49.99. After my discount before taxes I pay $51.58 and between the wifi calling/myFave we use about 4,000 peak minutes each month between 5 lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wralford View Post
    .......Link?
    Search it!!! Google keywords "t-mobile wi-fi calling free"
    Or read this old article "On T-Mobile, All Wi-Fi Calls Are Free"
    atlomst half year ago T-mobile set UMA free for all T-mobile subscribers.
    If you are still paying for UMA, you really need jump to the sea - just a joke
    Last edited by Androided; 10-30-2011 at 10:52 PM.

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    still pay for UMA ? you must love tmobile too much with extra money. It is free for everyone..
    Quote Originally Posted by tivoman View Post
    I pay the extra $9.99 for UMA calling on my old "Pref 600 FT" plan with myFave for $49.99. After my discount before taxes I pay $51.58 and between the wifi calling/myFave we use about 4,000 peak minutes each month between 5 lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Androided View Post
    still pay for UMA ? you must love tmobile too much with extra money. It is free for everyone..
    When I tried to get UMA calling for free I was told that I could not get it because I had an old grandfathered plan.

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    it is free for everyone. no need add on.
    if you still pay it, just cancel it. no need to pay.
    Again, it is free for everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by rfutscher View Post
    When I tried to get UMA calling for free I was told that I could not get it because I had an old grandfathered plan.
    Last edited by Androided; 10-31-2011 at 01:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfutscher View Post
    When I tried to get UMA calling for free I was told that I could not get it because I had an old grandfathered plan.
    Same here when I called CS about it too. They told me that the only way to get free UMA calling was to switch my plan. No thanks, I like having myFave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tivoman View Post
    Same here when I called CS about it too. They told me that the only way to get free UMA calling was to switch my plan. No thanks, I like having myFave.
    you do not need to call, it is just free wifi call, no need to add on. free call for everyone.
    Last edited by Androided; 11-01-2011 at 08:33 PM.

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    Check another csr

    I got free wifi added to all my grandfathered lines... Yes they all have my faves. I think the retentions guy did it for me, but it took like ten minutes on hold to get it done. He had to do it separately for each line in my family plan, according to the rep.

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