UMA / Signal Boost. Just what is it ?

Has your phone got UMA technology? What? You don’t know what it is? Well, the technology has been kicking around for some time now and there’s a few networks and handsets supporting it. It stands for “Unlicensed Mobile Access” and networks tend to call it something different because “Unlicensed Mobile Access” sounds a bit.. wrong.

Anyhoo. If you find that you’ve got rubbish signal at work, at home or anywhere else, this could be your answer. On Orange it’s called “Signal Boost” and here, with hardly any signal on the phone, we take a look at it in action below. I do say in the video here that it’s also on Three but this is incorrect. Orange is the only UK network using it (more on their PDF here)…

  • Wendy

    I have just signed up to Orange and have a Samsung Galaxy S2 but the signal boost app is not in the apps on the phone – do you know how I can enable it? Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Check for updates on the phone Wendy. It will probably need a software update. Go to Settings – > About phone -> Software update

  • Miss Landing

    That was very helpful, thank you!