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    How do YOU keep track of your minutes?

    I want to know what people do to keep track of their minutes...especially people who have unlimited evenings and weekends..

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    I don't.... i've never even come CLOSE to using my 1000 free mins....
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    The only way for you to keep track of your minutes is to check your timer on your phone. The Audiovox 8100 is the only phone that I know of that can't reset the timers.

    Any other phone can be reset, so the idea is to find out when your billing date is and then reset the timer on that day. Billing dates vary, so call Telus to make sure you have the correct date.

    If you have the Free Time plan (50 daytime minutes and unlimited eves and weekends plus 12-1 lunchtime unlimited) then you don't have any way to keep track of the time. Your phone can't distinguish between the unlimited local calling and the 50 daytime. So your best bet is to just use your phone sparingly during the day.

    Hope that helps answer your question. If not, just let us know what rate plan you are on and we will try to help. Just keep in mind that call timers are only useful if you have a rate plan with a set number of minutes. Example: 500 minutes anytime for $50. My billing date is on the 22nd of every month, so I just reset my timer every 22nd. its also a rough guesstimate of your minutes. If you dial *611 for customer service, you aren't charged airtime, but that doesn't stop the timer.

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    Time spent of your minibrowser go towards the timers, but not your airtime...... and the call timers start from when you press send, not when the person picks up, like the network charges you for.

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    Originally posted by SwatZeR
    The Audiovox 8100 is the only phone that I know of that can't reset the timers.
    Any other phone can be reset...
    Hi, The timer on my Motorola v120 cannot be reset either. I checked with Motorola and this is how Telus has spec'd the software (cannot be reset).

    The only way to reset the call timer is to do a phone reset which resets all the customizations (not really practical). The generic v120 user's manual available on the web describes how to reset the call timer--except in the Telus implementation this option has been disabled. Other carrier's may also disable the reset feature. My solution is to write down the cumulative call time in my diary on the monthly billing date. I don't use the browser feature so the time is close enough. - Tony

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    I have been trying for ages to find out how to reset the timer on the v120 and have had no luck.

    However, I did find out how you can reset the timer on the Audiovox 8100

    You can reset the Home Calls option. To view your timer go:

    Menu
    -Time
    --Home Calls

    To reset this timer go:

    Menu
    -Security (Default password is last 4 digits of phone number)
    --Clear
    ---CLR Home Calls
    ----Yes

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    Originally posted by Xirc
    I have been trying for ages to find out how to reset the timer on the v120 and have had no luck.
    I haven't had much luck either. After the incident when my phone book disappeared, I bought the TrueSynch cable and software hoping so I could download and backup the phone's settings and phone book to the PC. But I discovered that only the phone book gets transferred to the PC. Wonder why Telus specifically disabled this feature--could it be so customers could not monitor their airtime relative to their included minutes?

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    on my V60c, I used to not be able to reset my timers, but with 3.2F software upgrade it has an option to reset timer.

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    Originally posted by k_joman
    on my V60c, I used to not be able to reset my timers, but with 3.2F software upgrade it has an option to reset timer.
    Hi,
    Are you with Telus? My v120 was updated to Telus' 2F.02 a couple of months ago. I think different providers have different sofware versions
    -Tony

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    well the new Fido promo plans have the "Minute Tracker" included
    it sends the user an SMS when the user reaches 75% and 100% of his/her daytime airtime

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    Originally posted by jakob
    well the new Fido promo plans have the "Minute Tracker" included
    it sends the user an SMS when the user reaches 75% and 100% of his/her daytime airtime
    Amazing! They have actually devised a way to further reduce their revenues.

    Holy stupid feature batman!

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    well i wouldl personally just love to have the same fido option on Telus!

    specially with the 50 min plan... its kinda difficult... these 50 mins pass by so dam fast!

    i hope some day telus starts doing that too.. or the phone's start doing that or my brain starts doing that.. or someone or something out there starts doing that



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    The TRUTH is out there.

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    Amazing! They have actually devised a way to further reduce their revenues.

    well i'd say that's a way to entice users over to Fido
    so they have a better management of their airtime

    with Telus's Free Time plan. you get unlimited evenings
    and weekends and lunch time (12-1PM calling)
    the average user will probably be screwed over his/her
    sense of daytime minutes used. it'd be hard to tell if they're
    using their 50 daytimes minutes or in the free time period.
    Telus just bets that these people will loose complete track
    of their daytime minutes and go overtime! @ 30cents a minute!!!
    (Fido is always 20cents/min or 10cents/min for extra)
    stay if you like if you want fall into Telus's nice marketing
    trick to make people pay more.

    Kudos to Fido for helping me keep my bill down!

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    Its just an example of having different target consumers. The big carriers define the marketplace and Fido picks up the scraps.

    IMHO

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