Our friends over at CrackBerry have received some new details regarding Rogers launching a UMA service, similar to T-Mobile’s Hotspot@Home. The service will allow customers to use a Wi-Fi network for local and long distance calling. The plans will start at $15 extra a month for unlimited local talking and $20 for unlimited nationwide calling. New competitive International long distance rates will also be seen with these plans. The service will be seen on both Rogers and Fido, however Rogers will launch the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (featuring Wi-Fi) to go along with this service. This UMA service will be called “Rogers Home Calling Zone” and will launch May 6th for non-business clients only.
- Rogers Home Calling Zone is what the service will be called and will also be seen on Fido
- Rates start at $15 for unlimited local calling and $20 for unlimited nationwide
- Launch devices include the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and a Nokia phone
- The service is targeted to launch May 6, 2008
My one question for Rogers is how long before the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry Curve 8320 launches??