'AT&T myWireless Mobile' Allows iPhone Users to Manage AT&T Wireless Accounts

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    AT&T today announced the availability of AT&T myWireless Mobile [App Store, Free], a new application released a few days ago that allows subscribers to manage their AT&T wireless accounts from their iPhones.

    The application also allows parents managing several accounts through a family plan to view used minutes broken down by category, data usage, and text messages across accounts.

    Article Link: 'AT&T myWireless Mobile' Allows iPhone Users to Manage AT&T Wireless Accounts
     
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    That's way cool. I wish SoftBank would do something like that, too!

    :rolleyes:

    Nah. It'll never happen.
     
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    dissdnt

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    LOL, only 2 years late. Thanks AT&T!
     
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    Well technically only 10 months, but still.....

    This should of been of the first 400 apps.
     
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    This might be pretty cool.
     
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    would be nice if it also let you view your picture messages:mad:
     
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    Finally!!!

    Heh- if they want to publicize it they should charge for it... like 99 cents. It would make the news, then they could say "whoops"
     
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    App is slow as hell for me when I'm on wifi. Same for anyone else?
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    i hope they tell people

    This should have been a basic app that came with the first version iphone. Long over due. Now if BoA would revamp their program so it works faster/more logically. :rolleyes:
     
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    you can replace this slow application by calling *646# and *3282# on your iPhone to receive your voice and data usage via texts.

    you can pay your bill this way too, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
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    nagromme

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    I pay online via my bank site (which already supports iPhone) so I probably won't waste an icon slot for this. The management I REALLY want is being able to turn call forwarding on and off... which iPhone Settings already can do.

    Still, it's good to see that AT&T is taking an interest in the iPhone :p
     
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    Finally. One of the few things that ATT did right.
     
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    If only Rogers cared for their customers enough to release something like this...

    Instead, they're worried about their loss in revenue because of the swine flu :rolleyes:
     
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    isn't it funny how a few days ago there was a thread saying that AT&T should come out with this.

    and people called the person stupid because why would AT&T want people to easily see when they are over their minutes?
     
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    I wish Apple would integrate this into the "Settings" area....it would mean one less app filling up my springboard.
     
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    This is what I'm afraid will happen to O2's similar offering :(
     
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    Dig down into phone settings.

    I think this is a great idea. I deleted the myWireless bookmark that is installed with firmware because the site wasn't optimized for my phone. I discovered this app a couple days ago while doing a little store searching for anything that could be interesting. Keep it up AT&T!
     
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    Thanks, AT&T. Would've expected this to come out sooner, but better late than never.
     
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    It would be a lot better if it let you view the Date and Minutes 'Details' like it does online.
     
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    That made me laugh. Hopefully after the 3.0, we will never see www.viewmymessage.com ever again... :D
     
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    iPhone Only

    One unfortunate aspect of this app is that they assume the only people who use iPhones will want the app to manage their accounts while AT&T wireless customers with an iPod touch are left out.

    Granted iPod users would only be able to use the app when connected to a Wi-Fi network, but this doesn't seem a strong enough reason to exclude iPod users from the use of this application.
     
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    Having only 200 texts/mo, I'll use the "slow app" or the web I suppose. :)

    Did I read this incorrectly or was this to supplement paying your monthly cellular bill, checking it's usage, etc. iPod users do not pay a monthly fee for phone usage, which is what this app assists with, however I'd imagine AT&T could add additional functionality to allow all users to view and pay for any/all services that AT&T offers.
     
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    All texts from AT&T are free.
     
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    The description of the applications goes:

    It does not say you can manage your "iPhone AT&T wireless account."

    I take the description to mean that any AT&T wireless user can manage their account whether they have an iPhone or another cellular device.
     
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    I agree. I know you can send txt's to get this but I think it should be more intuitive. Seeing how you are constantly connected to their network it should have a meter reading that gets updated every so often.
     

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