Looking for an App That Keeps Track of Minutes Used/Notification if You Go Over/Close

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  1. vladtheimpaler, Nov 16, 2011
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    I have been looking for a good app that tracks minutes used and will alert you if you are close to going over your minutes. I see one called VoiceMan but there are only two reviews and both are bad in the app store. Any recommendations would be awesome. Thanks
     
  2. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Are you on ATT? The myAT&T app is probably the best solution. Not sure what to tell you if you're on VZW. Perhaps add a shortcut to your homescreen that goes to your account on their website. I'd guess they have an app though?

    Edit: "My Verizon Mobile" in app store.

    I'd assume the official Verizon and ATT apps are more accurate than any 3rd party app.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Not an app, but if on AT&T dialing *646#<call> will provide your current minutes remaining. Other carriers may offer similar functionality.
     
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    Yes, I am on ATT and I have that app. But it does not notify you when you are close or going over your minutes.
     
  5. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    My apologies, I must have glossed over the wanting an alert part. Can you have ATT send a text alert when you're close to your minutes? I have nearly 5000 rollover minutes, so this isn't much of an issue for me.
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Nothing against your post but something to add: Normally I get text from AT&T if I used 65% of my data plan, 90% of my data plan. Of course I get text from AT&T if I go over my data limit. I'm not sure if this is the case for minutes. Personally I have not gone over my minutes or gone near using up my minutes. I am on a family plan and we don't use our minutes. So my rollover keeps adding up:D.

    OP: If you have lots of rollover minutes saved up, I wouldn't worry. If you have less then it would be a concern. I believe AT&T only keeps your rollover minutes for a year??
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I have seen our family plan go over on minutes a couple times due to abnormal circumstances, no alerts were generated AFAIK.

    Rollover minutes expire on a 12 month rolling window.
     
  8. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    You should take advantage of the A-List to reduce your minutes used on numbers that you call frequently that count against your minutes. I cut my minute usage in half by doing that. Family plans get to list 10 numbers.
     
  9. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Thanks, I ended up doing that a few months back and also switched over to the Family Messaging with unlimited mobile to any mobile. Now my rollover bucket overfloweth. :D
     

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