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Cell phone calls cost money

by dickhurt Posted 14th May 2009 at 3:46 PM - Updated 14th May 2009 at 11:24 PM by dickhurt
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
* Requires : University
* Compatibility: The Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open For Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Store Edition, FreeTime, Apartment Life, Mansion & Garden Stuff, all Stuff Packs
* Modifications: Semi-Global (affects all phones)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
* You must also download the following addon(s) for this hack to work correctly:



Instead of being free, cell phone usage will now cost Simoleons. The amount charged can be a flat-rate fee for each call and/or be based on the total time spent on the call. By default, the hack is configured to charge 1 Simoleon at the minimum per call with the total usage time added in as well. The usage charge is set by default to 1 Simoleon for each 5 minutes spent on the call.

All cell phone calls will be affected by the hack, including both outgoing calls and incoming ones. This hack will affect custom content cell phones as well, with the exception of the "Call Taxi" option while on a community lot. You would need to ask the author of the custom phone (or fix it yourself) to import the "Interaction - Call Taxi For Go Home" function from my hack to get that "Call Taxi" option to be billable.

Due to massive changes in the phone system starting with the Pets Expansion pack, it seemed best to make 2 different editions of the hack.

Use PET-MG.RAR if you have at least one of these EPs/SPs:

Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Teen Style Stuff, Store Edition, FreeTime, Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff, IKEA Home Stuff, Apartment Life, and/or Mansion & Garden Stuff

Use UNI-OFB.RAR if you do not have any of the packs listed above.

* Check out the readme.txt file for more information.
Tags: #cell, #phone, #money

Type: Object Mods

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th May 2009 at 5:14 PM
Wow, fantastic idea. It'll make game more realistic.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 14th May 2009 at 11:21 PM
And I forgot to give many thanks to Ailias for requesting this mod, because I probably wouldn't have thought to make a hack like this on my own.
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#4 Old 15th May 2009 at 4:38 PM
This is me!
Now we got it! Like in real life.

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Field Researcher
#5 Old 15th May 2009 at 7:32 PM
Neat thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 16th May 2009 at 9:50 AM
This is creepy realistic but I cant use it because my sims are already poor and I enjoy free mobile fone costs But really great idea..good great excellent work!!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#7 Old 16th May 2009 at 9:56 AM
Could be better if you did not link this mod to those both ones, I do not want to install them as I'm not sure about them.

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th May 2009 at 10:45 PM
If you mean the addons, they are just secondary hacks and should not clash with any other mods you have. And they don't do anything on their own, they are basically "blocks of game code" that my Cell Phone Mod uses. There is no danger or reason to worry about them. If you trust me enough to use the main mod, then you should trust my addons as well (I did code all 3 of them myself). I could just have easily included the code from those 2 things inside of the Cell Phone mod. But I make them separate because they contain "common code" that many of my other hacks use. They are sort of like .dll files in Windows which many different programs are using. It is just easier for me to write hacks like that.
Test Subject
#9 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 8:34 PM
Nice! Could yo do this for "The Sims 3"??
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 9th Jul 2009 at 3:24 AM
awesome idea....but na...rather be FREEEEEEEE!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 12:09 PM
It's too easy to get money in the game. When everything is FREE, I find that the game is boring and has no challenge. But everyone has their own opinion. As for the Sims 3, some or all of my hacks may get ported to that game. But such things will probably be in the distant future.
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 12:26 PM
OK! I will wait this for "The Sims 3"!
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Aug 2009 at 2:39 AM
Cool mod. Now only if I could have my phone for free.

Ps: I'm just wondering, do people harass you about mods makeing things hard for the sims? (just wondering..)
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 15th Sep 2009 at 10:29 AM
I love this mod, but it doesn't work in my game. When my sim has a cellphone and wants to call a sim, the sim does nothing and the cellphone disapears. What can I do?
I have downloaded both addons already for other hacks.

Where did your MTS uploads go?
Contact me here:
Overview all my creations: Download at once (SimFileShare)
Test Subject
#15 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 11:19 PM
*laughs* this is good but *laughs again* your name is funny
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 1st Dec 2009 at 2:55 PM
Is there a way to solve my problem?

Where did your MTS uploads go?
Contact me here:
Overview all my creations: Download at once (SimFileShare)
Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 4:13 AM
Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
Is there a way to solve my problem?

I'm Having the same problem. Seeing that this thread seems discontinued, i dont know if someone can help me.
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Aug 2011 at 1:06 PM
Can you rebuild this mod (as "taxi charges money") for "The Sims 3"?
Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Aug 2012 at 2:37 AM
It makes the game more realistic!But It Makes the game more harder!! !!BOOM!! DX<
Test Subject
#20 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 5:30 AM
This makes it unrealistic because the company i use doesn't charge for calls or text lol