I have Rogers wifi UMA service, $10 for unlimited local wifi calling. I have heard that it is within Canada only but have also been told three different answers (non officially from Rogers) to the question "What about wifi calls made in the States to my local Toronto number?
The three answers I've gotten were these:
1. Even when connected over wifi in the States, you can not make Toronto local wifi calls. All calls back to your local area will be charged roaming/long distance fees
2. You can make wifi calls from the States back to local area but it is not unlimited. You won't be charged roaming/long distance fees but it will count towards your monthly everyday minutes
3. It's over wifi, they don't know where you are so there is no roaming/long distance fees and it is unlimited since you have unlimted local wifi calling
Can anyone give me the correct answer?
I've been in 3 countries in the last couple months and UMA has never authenticated in any of those countries. When UMA does not authenticate, you can make calls but you will be using the roaming carriers network to make them, thus roaming and ld charges apply. If you are lucky to get the UMA to Authenticate, which might happen in "some" big chain hotels, then yes you can dial the 10 digit local number and you will virtualy have the local toronto calling area even abroad.
Ya, I have the UMA signal on all my home and work wifi's. Haven't gone outside Canada yet to see if it'll work.
Thanks for the response.
Currently the only Manufacturers that have UMA compatible devices are RIM and Nokia. For Nokia there are two regular flip phone cellphones and there are a variety of different Blackberry that support this.