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November 26, 2007

Verzio Twinn Duplii: Want 2 SIMs with that?

A new mobile phone launched last week with an interesting proposition — two SIMs running on the same phone at the same time. While this idea is not actually new in the Philippines, Verzio wants to penetrate a the aggressive mobile market in the country.

Funny thing happened when I was heading for the press launch last week — got stuck in traffic due to a downpour and when I got the only remaining parking spot near the place, the security guard turned me away (he says it was reserved for another resto). So I headed back home. *heh*

Verzio

Anyway, dual-sims have been around for ages. Enterprising mobile vendors in GreenHills have been selling them for years while others hack existing (esp. Nokia models) phones to be able to support two SIM slots. In fact, there have been mobile units which offer triple and even quad SIM (yup, 4 SIM cards in one phone!) from China spotted at VirraMall.

What Verzio is trying to do is addressing the growing market of dual-SIM culture in the Philippines. One model, the Duplii, is even 3G capable. Because of the eat-all-you-can promos being offered by Smart, Globe and Sun, consumers are encouraged enticed to carry an extra SIM card or sometimes even have two phones altogether.

So, it’s only economically sound to just get a single phone to hold your 2 SIM cards right? Well for most people, maybe yes. However, I can also see several reason why people have 2 numbers:

  • One is a public number and one is a private number. (me!)
  • Others have a personal number and another office number. (24/7 tech support, people working for telcos or related industries)
  • Some have a dedicated number just for their special someone. Or, the other secret special someone (aha!).
  • Hard core SMS users who only have Php15 a day budget for texting. (Text-chatters popularized by Sun Cellular’s All-Day All-Night Promo)
  • And those who don’t actually need two numbers but are more gravitated to having two phone units because of specific features. (A QWERTY or Smart phone and a regular slim phone.)

The Verzio Duplii retails for P14,990 (US$ 350) while the Verzio Twinn, P11,990 (US$ 280). As for me, the benefit of having two phones is that I can turn off the other (public) one when I don’t want to be disturbed. *guilty*

It will be interesting to learn how much percentage of the market segment can Verzio attract — the selling point being it’s a cheap dual-SIM capable phone. So, let’s take a quick poll from our readers here who have 2 mobile numbers. Will you go for a Verzio or stick with your 2 mobile phones.

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119 Responses to “Verzio Twinn Duplii: Want 2 SIMs with that?”

  1. yam says:

    Hi Mr. hot…just read your msg…thank you for replying…i’ll try to check my smart gprs settings…God bless!

  2. yam says:

    Hi sshysky….thanks for the info.

  3. angel says:

    hi. ask ko lang po. alam nyo po ba panu i-open yung internet sa verzio twinn?.tska saan po yung siguradong msg center ng verzio?. alam nyo po ba?. kase yung mga andun sa warranty slip. hindi nman po open tulad ng sa SM north tska Trinioma, hindi pa daw nag oopen matagal na daw nag rerent pero hindi nman daw open.

    plz help po.

    plss

    thanks

  4. angel says:

    hi. ask ko lang po. alam nyo po ba panu i-open yung internet sa verzio twinn?.tska saan po yung siguradong service center ng verzio?. alam nyo po ba?. kase yung mga andun sa warranty slip. hindi nman po open tulad ng sa SM north tska Trinioma, hindi pa daw nag oopen matagal na daw nag rerent pero hindi nman daw open.

    plz help po.

    plss

    thanks

  5. sShysky says:

    hi angel….. take it to the malate add… yon dw po kc ang main nila n kahit saan mo pa dalahin yan… sa malate din po nila ifoforward…

    nsa settings po yong sa internet… or kung mahirapan ka tawagan mo nalang po yong # nila sa malate pra ms madali…

  6. mookee says:

    my verzio twinn has turned white screen last march(i think) and ive been trying to bring it to repair shops but they tell me i have to bring it to the service center since they dont have parts for the verzio brand. i live in UP diliman, can anyone help me? where should i bring this phone? flex cable daw ang problema niya.. :(

  7. llei says:

    guys,just wana know what im goin to do..
    kc ung twinn q nlgyn q ng memry, pero unable to access card xa lge..
    please help me..

    hirs my email add..
    bhadie_llei@yahoo.com

    im planning to sell this n pla..

    is someone interested just send me a message..
    thanx

  8. sushismb says:

    mookee,

    Just go to any cellphone repair shop. I had mine fixed in Greenhills for P500.

  9. charles says:

    Hello those who have problem with MMS/Internet settings for there verzio, U can bring your mobile to headoffice malate.tel 5211111. We have a new software firmware for that it will correct the internet/GPRS/MMS problem of your phone.

  10. charles says:

    Hello,

    Verzio now have new product ” Couplii” for only 3,490 only available at Bonifacio Highstreet,global taguig.

  11. Zeny says:

    I have twinn unit brought for repair at 1 of the service center of verzio, after 2 hrs my unit is repaired, I’m happy bout the service of verzio its automatic.

  12. r0ss says:

    HI, IM VERY INTERESTED W/ THE PHONE.

    Duplii or Couplii…

    QUESTION muna ff:
    1.yung message ba nito automatically saves sa sent folder?
    2. pwede ba palitan yung ringtones / message tones nito? (using: wav, mp3, etc.?)
    3. pwede ba palitan yung display, screensaver nito? (using: pictures, graphix, etc.?)
    4. sabay ba naka ON yung dual sim nito? (Dual Active / Simultaneously?)
    5. pwede ba ito maka send ng multiple txt message? (20 to 50 msg in 1 sent?)
    6. parang nokia ang ba ang pagka-user friendly nito?

    PLS LET ME KNOW… TY.
    Contact Details (private): ineedfastcash@gmail.com / 09205556633

  13. r0ss says:

    HI SIR / MAM, IM VERY INTERESTED W/ THE PHONE.
    and BUYING SOON… pls help me w/ the ff question.

    re: Duplii or Couplii…

    QUESTION muna ff:
    1.yung message ba nito automatically saves sa sent folder?
    2. pwede ba palitan yung ringtones / message tones nito? (using: wav, mp3, etc.?)
    3. pwede ba palitan yung display, screensaver nito? (using: pictures, graphix, etc.?)
    4. sabay ba naka ON yung dual sim nito? (Dual Active / Simultaneously?)
    5. pwede ba ito maka send ng multiple txt message? (20 to 50 msg in 1 sent?)
    6. parang nokia ang ba ang pagka-user friendly nito?

    PLS LET ME KNOW… TY.
    Contact Details (private): ineedfastcash@gmail.com / 09205556633

  14. louie says:

    Hi sshysky….thanks for the info.

    may kakilala ako na binebenta ung verzio twinn nya ng 2500 four months lang nagamit bihira nya gamitin dahil may isa pa syang phone china na may tv nanapaoo na nga ako buti hindi ko pa naibibigay ang bayad
    masakit pala sa ulo ang verzio walang available na spare battery sa service center, madaling madischarge ang battery at pangit ang after sales service akala ko pa naman naka jackpot ako
    hindi ko na itutuloy na bilhin

  15. lorenz says:

    Hi guys!
    Need help kun saan address ipapa ayos ko Verzio Twinn CP because the LCD turns white all the time! Wala na silbi to. Pambihira talaga tong cp na to. Nasa probinsya po kasi ako eh.
    Thanks po!

  16. lorenz says:

    …follow up lang po.
    you may text me thru 09053900706.
    Thanks!

  17. alpa says:

    Guys,

    Pwede ba mag create ng new folder under message sa verzio phone? no china phone and even myphone is capable of doing so. Pls give me feedback. Thanks.

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