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    Hey all

    all unlocked on tmob here, with t-zones in brooklyn, wondering about this T-Mobile HotSpot@Home..

    Was thinking about just TRYING it, I mean, it's an add-on, so why not just give it a shot, I think there's 30 days to cancel without paying. but it seems you need to call them, can't just do it online..

    anyone tried?



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    I'd be interested in that as well...

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    Sounds interesting, but I don't think it would work as the software needed for the gsm to wifi swap is not on the iphone.

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    UDM is the protocol? is it like 3G and is a hardware? or can we write a proggie for it?

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    I did try the HotSpot @ Home service using a Samsung UMA handset provided by T-Mobile. I can't get T-Mob GSM reception in my house in Los Angeles, so this is kinda critical. The service is AWESOME: totally, seamlessly integrated switching between UMA & GSM calling: noghting to do, the phone handles it all in the background, and you can't tell the difference on the phone. Free calling over UMA.

    But WE NEED SOFTWARE/FIRMWARE (whatever) to make it work on iPhone. The Phone calling program has to be re-written so that it looks for 802.11 networks, and encodes calls to go via UMA in the background, and integrates seamlessly with the T-Mobile hotspot @ home system.

    I would get it now either way. Promotional for $10 a month; it's going up to $20 on September 26th, I think. Lock it in at $10 a month and it will be that way forever. Surely SOMEONE in this forum can figure out how to write the code needed for iPhone!


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    Indeed, with hotspot@home you basically pay to T-Mobile/phone manufacturer for software that reroutes GSM traffic to WiFi. Certainly iPhone can't do that right now (bad), but the technical possibility is there, so there's nothing preventing us from making this happen (good).

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    Oh, and did I say it will be not even $10/month then? Because over Wifi things are close to free. Once you got VoIP traffic, why bother with T-Mobile at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelfon View Post
    Oh, and did I say it will be not even $10/month then? Because over Wifi things are close to free. Once you got VoIP traffic, why bother with T-Mobile at all?
    It's entirely possible you know something about how these things work that I don't.

    But I think the reason you pay T-Mobile (or *insert the name of your carrier here*) $10 a month is so that whenever someone dials your Mobile phone number, T-Mobile will provide you with a service where they will route the call directly to your Mobile handset via WiFi. If you don't pay the $10 a month, I'm sure you might be able to figure out how to make calls via a 3rd party vendor, but I doubt you'll be able to receive them. Convenience of seamless integration! =-)

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    Yes I made a mistake when posting that. Seamless integration is important, so payment to tmobile makes sense. Though with some loss of convenience its ppssible to just get two different numbers -wifi and gsm and redirect them to each other.

    Now if we could implement that protocol for iphone I'm sure tmobile will be happy to accept us into their system.

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