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T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 Getting UMA Wi-Fi Calling in November

T-Mobile 9900

One of the annoying parts for T-Mobile customers who picked up the sweet BlackBerry Bold 9900 was the lack of UMA Wi-Fi calling. It led to a few thinking that T-Mobile was discontinuing the service. According to T-Mobile (confirmed by CIO.com) that is not the case. T-Mobile plans on putting out a maintenance release for the Bold 9900 in November 2011 to enable Wi-Fi Calling functionality.

Here is what T-Mobile’s rep had to say:

A maintenance release from RIM is expected for the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9900 in November 2011. That update will include Wi-Fi Calling functionality. With the update, the Bold 9900 will have Wi-Fi Calling performance and benefits similar to T-Mobile’s other Wi-Fi Calling-enabled BlackBerry devices.

Anybody else waiting for the update?

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  1. Just waiting for this update before I jump and buy this bold.

  2. I currently have a BB Bold 9700 wi fi smartphone. My t-mobile contract is up this month and I will be eligible to upgrade.
    Just spent a combined total of 55 minutes on the phone with T-mobile (who knows nothing and referred me immediately to Blackberry) and three BB customer service folks who didn’t even know what UMA/Wi-fi calling is! I had to send them this article and another to help them understand what this technology is and why I want it. I would like to stay with T-mobile but they do not currently offer a BB product that has the UMA, 4G service and a keyboard. They finally spoke to someone on the T-Mobile /BB team who says they don’t know when the UMA will be available. I was a loyal BB supporter and a long-term T-mobile customer. Any alternatives…..

  3. there is a upgrade OS floating around on the net , i have it on my 1 week old 9900 and i can make wifi calling all day long , it even has an option for hot spot calling ( haven’t tried that yet) and a host of other updates .

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