T-Mobile USA unveils dual-mode phones

As we mentioned last month, T-Mobile USA has big plans for wVoIP both in the enterprise and for their regular subscribers, now the carrier has announced it's using UMA technology for the service. The carrier is inviting T-Mobile subscribers in the Seattle area to test the service, which is called T-Mobile HotSpot @Home. Customers have to buy one of two dual-mode handsets, the Nokia 6136 and Samsung T709 for $50 each with the standard 2-year contract. The service requires an additional $20 a month for unlimited calls from any T-Mobile hotspot or home access point. The home access point (as seen here with the Samsung handset) is free to subscribers that don't already have one. No word yet on which other markets the service will launch in next.

For more on the T-Mobile UMA launch:
- see this article from phonescoop.com
- and check out the service's dedicated site www.theonlyphoneyouneed.com

ALSO: To learn more about wVoIP, be sure to attend our wVoIP executive summit next month in San Francisco. Agenda