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Signal Boost – Just why is there no handover?

Signal Boost is something we’ve covered a few times here at Coolsmartphone. Put simply, it’ll route your mobile calls over the nearest WiFi hotspot at no extra charge. It’ll use your text, picture message and voice bundles so there’s no VoIP twiddling to do. When we mentioned Orange …

O2 BoostBox

Femtocells have been around for a while, Orange have permitted users to connect their Blackberry’s via VOIP (home WiFi) for a while, and Vodafone launched there SureSignal box a while back. Following on from our earlier story we can now reveal that the O2 solution will be called …

HTC Sensation update – Have you got yours?

We’re seeing some HTC Sensation owners on Orange get system updates today. It seems to introduce the rather excellent Signal Boost technology which hooks onto any WiFi and gives you a mobile signal. Ideal for in office environments where those special reflective windows kill mobile signals from normal …

Samsung Galaxy SII on Orange – Now with Signal Boost

A few days back we spotted that Android 2.3.4 was arriving for the rather excellent Samsung Galaxy SII. Now, if you’re on Orange you won’t be getting that version just yet but, if you do update your Orange branded handset, you do get UMA. UMA is called “Signal …

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 …