This is a great tip for all my international travelers out there. If you have a T-Mobile Blackberry and you are out of the country but in a wifi hotspot zone you can connect to T-Mobile’s UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) connection. Basically you turn off your Mobile Network connection on your device and login to the wifi connection. You will then see “UMA” appear in the top right corner of your blackberry screen above the wifi signal. This will allow you to make and receive phone calls as well as receive & send text and BBM messages all under the same plan you use in the states. I have an unlimited text and data plan as well as phone calls so all my calls and texts are free while on the UMA network out of the country! Sounds way to simple right?? WELL IT IS! This is something that is not promoted by T-Mobile but believe me it works. I have been on over 1 hour phone calls and have not been charged a dime. If you wanna read a little more about this check out THIS ARTICLE explaining a little more of why T-Mobile has this network.
*Random Fact – I have had a T-Mobile Account ever since the 1st Sidekick came out. This phone was the $hit!