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Verzio Twinn Duplii: Want 2 SIMs with that?

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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*

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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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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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alpa
alpa
12 years ago

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.

lorenz
lorenz
12 years ago

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

lorenz
lorenz
12 years ago

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!

louie
louie
12 years ago

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

r0ss
r0ss
12 years ago

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): [email protected] / 09205556633

r0ss
r0ss
12 years ago

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): [email protected] / 09205556633

Zeny
Zeny
12 years ago

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.

charles
charles
12 years ago

Hello,

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

charles
charles
12 years ago

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.

sushismb
12 years ago

mookee,

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

llei
llei
12 years ago

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..
[email protected]

im planning to sell this n pla..

is someone interested just send me a message..
thanx

mookee
mookee
12 years ago

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.. :(

sShysky
sShysky
12 years ago

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…

angel
angel
12 years ago

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

angel
angel
12 years ago

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

yam
yam
12 years ago

Hi sshysky….thanks for the info.

yam
yam
12 years ago

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

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