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Topic # 12843 9-Apr-2007 08:29
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Does anyone know of a Vodafone service that would allow me to have two devices tied to one plan?  I am aware of carPhone Duo but as far as I am aware outbound calls/data from the carPhone Duo are not charged the same as your standard plan.

Currently I have a Treo 750v as my phone and email device but as with all the smart phones I've tried, the crashing and lock-ups are driving me up the wall.

What I'd like to have is a simple phone I can use for calling, but from time to time I may want to make calls off the Treo, or use data off the phone for calling - but I'd like to have my data plan shared between both devices, as with calling.

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  Reply # 66634 9-Apr-2007 11:36
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How do you manage to make the 750V crash and lock up? The Harrier used to do that a little before I updated the system ROM, but since then, none of the Windaz phones have behaved badly for me.




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  Reply # 66637 9-Apr-2007 11:53
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Answer to your first question is no. Only option is carphone duo

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  Reply # 66639 9-Apr-2007 12:16
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Hopefully when Vodafone finally finish their billing system sometime around 2015 we might see some more innovative billing options such as this. At least with Vodafone however a data plan can be linked to a phone unlike Telecom. One thing seriously lacking in NZ is a home style plan similair to TalkZone where family members can share a plan and data allocation across multiple SIM cards. It amazes me Telecom haven't introduced such a plan since they have been the innovators over the past few years. Maybe Vodafone will surprise us one day! :-)



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Reply # 66641 9-Apr-2007 12:37
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I have both the Treo 750v (Vodafone) and Treo 700wx (Telecom) and no problems - and I have lots of beta software running on these...







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  Reply # 66646 9-Apr-2007 13:32
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Hrm - john, do you know what happens with the billing on a carPhone Duo plan?  If I'm on say, talkZone would I be billed my normal talkZone rate for calls off the carPhone Duo, or would I pay a different rate?  What about data, can I add a plan to the carPhone Duo  SIM and a small plan (like 15MB) to my phone SIM?


Smartphone wise, the 750v is the best I've used, it doesn't crash often, but for example I may be on a conference call and the phone gets pushed a new email which will cause the phone to completely lock up for a few minutes (perhaps this is related to processor power?).  Also if I'm in the car using a bluetooth carkit the phone can link up and then when I get a call (not all the time, only sometimes) the phone will get itself into a state that I can only make the menus and calls work again if I push the reset button.

Again - compared with having a harrier, apache and two i-mate's in the past, the 750v rocks.  But there's only so much calling people back with "sorry, my phone crashed/locked" I can do.  I'm reluctant to look at things like Blackberry or Symbian based phones as WM integrates so well with Exchange.

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  Reply # 66650 9-Apr-2007 16:00
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Carphone duo pricing

$10 per month and .50 cents per min

You can have a data plan,

Carphone duo is setup for in Built carphones only! not carkits (where phones can be removed)

John


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