Monday, January 14, 2013

Multi-call feature

Multi-call support allows you to:
    a/ View current used minutes accumulatively counted from the begining of current month. With minimum configuration setting ( Enable field "Monitor sum used"), you will know the amount of minutes used.
   b/ Monitor calls for period of whole month or whole week or whole day depending on your plan  (not just monitoring one call separately as before).
- if you enable "Multi-call mode" and not change or change only "Begining balance (minutes)", then ONLY the last call (call that runs out monthly free time )  of month hangs up. In other word, call hangs up ONLY when balance equal zero. Begin balance is the amount of remaining minutes you have for your current plan at the time you install this application. By default new month is considered to be first day of the month but you can change (if your carrier begin to charge you at other day)  it at "Timer reset day" (or "Día de comienzo"  for Spanish version). You can manually reset timer or change monitoring cycle to daily/weekly/monthly.

   c/ Limit free time to a time interval and apply auto hang up to only calls that go into this interval.
- if you change setting (applied for plan with free minutes from  xx hours to yy hours) in "Setting free time interval", call will hang up when it reaches the "Free to" limit if your balance still >= 0, otherwise call will finish when balance equal to 0 . The default settings for "Free From" and "Free To"  are 0 and 24, correspondingly. The settings mean that all day is free. When change these settings, you should enter hours in 24-hour format and configure your phone to use  24-hour format (check it in Settings-->Date and Time).

PLEASE NOTE: if you enable  "Multi-call mode", when your balance finishes, any further call will hang up immediately after new call is made, to continue make call as usual you eithor need to disable the option or disable the application till the end of the month.

USE-CASEs and CONFIGURATION:

1/ If you have daily free minutes plan, ex. 90 minutes/day, you can configure as follows:
a/ Click Multi-call settings.
b/ Enable option Multi-call mode.
c/ Set beginning balance (90 minutes)

d/ Choose "Daily" in "Reset type".
2/ If you have a free number plan, such as free for first xx (or xxx) minutes, then you can configure the application as follows:
  a/ Enter number of free minutes in field "Minutes". Ex. 5.
  b/ Enable option "Monitor sum used".

3/ If you have a plan that offers free minutes for whole month, you can configure the application as follows:
  a/ Enter number of free minutes (for whole month)  in field "Minutes".
  b/ Enable option "Monitor sum used".
  c/ Click "Multi-call settings".
  d/ Enable option "Multi-call mode". 
  e/ If the application is installed after beginning of the month, you need to know how many free minutes left    till the end of month. After knowing that number, you enter it in field "Beginning balance".

4/ If you have a plan that offers free minutes from xx hours to yy hours, then you can configure the application as follows:
  - Go through all step from a to e as describe in configuration 2.
  - Enter xx and yy into "Free from" and "Free to", correspondingly. Hours entered should be in 24-hour format.
 - Go to System Settings-> Date & Time and enable option "Use 24-hour format.

22 comments:

  1. When I downloaded the (free of charge) Call Timer app I hopped that the app will be able to count how many minutes (and seconds) I called from both of my sim cards separatelly. But for some reason it does not work. The setting is sometimes quite confusing and your web sites are not helping very much so I do not know if my setting is wrong or is it the app. How can I set automatic hang up after 20minutes of free time calling from my first sim card and 40free minutes for my second sim card? Where I can see the counter for each sim? Why this app does not have also sms counters? If this is not possible I would find the app useless, however, I appreciate, for example, the auto hang up function with the previous limit annoucements as well as some other functions (quick on/off setting (if it is called enable/disable) or timer which start on answer and not sooner or timer reset day according your contract. Thanks for answer (poetickagalerie@gmail.com) and improvement of your app.

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    1. Hello Ales,

      Thank you for comment and suggestion! Unfortunately, currently the Call Timer app only supports the same configuration for both SIM. It doesn't handle SMSs either. The reason that it doesn't support SMS is currently we focus on timing problems. Maybe, in future we will add SMSs and data usage calculation.
      So, sorry to hear that the app can't help you.

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  2. Hello.

    Your app is the best. I was trying to develop a similar software but I could not detect when was the outgoing call answered. I have tried with a BroadcastReceiver without success. The timer started when I pressed the dial. Would you mind telling me what solution did you find. I was thinking about this from a while. Thank you.

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    1. Hello Zsombor,

      Thank you for compliment!

      Regarding to the solution for detecting the answering moment, I have to say that you have to find out yourself. I have to keep that as secret because that make my application a little differs from others.

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  4. Apps like this is considered another breakthrough of technology. It is just awesome. I found it exciting just like what Clear Timer App possesses.

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    1. This blog is used to provide information about Call-timer app and to collect feedback from users. It is not intended to be an ads channel. So, please don't distract Android users with your Iphone app.

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  5. Hello, Call Timer is a great app, but I am not able to set my plan in multi-call mode: I have 90 minutes every day, I set the multicall mode but it does not reset the balance at the midnight, I do not understand what I miss...

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    1. Hello Sempli.net,

      To configure multi-call mode, you need:
      1/ Click Multi-call settings.
      2/ Enable option Multi-call mode.
      3/ Set beginning balance (90 minutes)
      4/ Choose "Daily" in "Reset type".

      If you already don so and problem still exists, please reply us. We will send you a modified version of the app. Please let us know your Android version and your phone model.

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  6. Hello,
    multi-call settings work but balance does not reset at the begin of day, instead in manual mode it works but I need to reset manually every morning.
    My phone is a Wiko CINK, dual sim with the secondary sim used to make calls, android 2.3.6.

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  7. We have published a new version (1.9.16), which fixed the problem. Please update and tell us if it works on your phone. We need your feedback to completely resolve this problem.

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  8. I have 2 simcard in one mobile and call timer works in 1 only pls explain how to deal will all simcard together

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    1. Sorry but It only works with one SIM card at a time.

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  10. PM

    This app is really useful to me because my provider rounds up calls to the next minute and starts counting from when I dial. But to find out the total minutes used I have to launch into the setup screen to view the usage. This app has potential but it needs more than one widget. For example, a 1x1 widget which displays time remaining. Any plans to develop this further?

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion! We will implement that feature in future version.

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  11. Good, but has a problem with "timer starts on answer" option. The checkbox "timer starts on answer" defaults to unchecked state after exiting settings dialog, so the timer starts on dial, not on answer. Android ver. 4.2.1, unrooted.

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  12. This app works for all cell with anroid or only for certain brands?

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  13. The app is nice when you only have to calculate the remaining minutes for prefix calls.

    Cons:
    > options are very confusing.
    > No proper documentation for options
    > multiple times minutes are given as input.
    > Autohangup doesn't work on NOTE4 and MOTOG2.
    > Free from and Free TO are confusing and documentation doesn't tell how the accumulated duraion will affect the auto hangup for this, with repect to "Minutes" and "Beginning balance".
    > Beginning balance is very confusing. Don't know what to put there? is its same as Minutes in first page? How the application make sure that this setting is read only for one cycle??

    Vert frustating. My only requirement was to hangup all the calls after 700 minutes which prefix from 019 for each monthly cycles starting from 4th.
    the hangup option doesn't work, it shows balance is -ve and allow calls to continue. Not at all serve the purpose.

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  14. Will be nice to have separatelly config each sim card.
    I have special plan like this: 2 minutes call and must disconnect then i get 9 minutes free. And again...or 2 minutes and 11(include 2) then also I get 9 minutes free, paying only 2. Thanks.

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  15. Will be nice to have separatelly config each sim card.
    I have special plan like this: 2 minutes call and must disconnect then i get 9 minutes free. And again...or 2 minutes and 11(include 2) then also I get 9 minutes free, paying only 2. Thanks.

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