Xperia Play Service Menu & Life Timer

After spending a few weeks playing with Android on a HTC HD2 Windows Mobile phone, I decided it was about time to upgrade to a full fledged Android phone.

The HD2 running Android would actually meet all of my needs except for the fact that this particular HD2 was originally from T-Mobile US and is not compatible with Rogers 3G.  That means that I am limited to EDGE/GPRS data speeds, which is nearly unusable nowadays (it was great 8 years ago).

After checking out the selection of Android phones Rogers is currently offering, I decided to try out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.  So far I really like it.  I have until Dec 5th to decide if I want to keep it; assuming I have used less than 30 minutes (Rogers Wireless Buyer’s Remorse – see under return policy).

Today I decided to check my call timer.  Unlike other phones I have used in the past, the call timer is not easily found.  In fact you need to access a hidden service menu to find it.  It took me a while to find this info, so I figured it would be worthwhile to post instructions (see below).  Enjoy.  😀


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (and possibly other SE Android phones)

From the call screen, dial *#*#7378423#*#*  to access the service menu

Select “Service tests” (other options are Service info & Service settings)

Scroll down to “Total call time”

Hit home or back a few times to exit.


I suggest you don’t make any changes unless you really know what you are doing.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  😉



  1. Thanks bro this helped me a lot

  2. I tested this on my xperia active

  3. Nice And Useful
    Thanks a lot

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