Editors' reviewIf you often exceed your airtime minutes on your cell phone, this tool might help. ViewMinutes tracks the used time and alerts you when you reach certain levels. It automatically logs into your cell-phone account and retrieves usage information, although the maximum refresh rate is every eight hours. ViewMinutes allows you to set two levels for used minutes, yellow and red. On reaching each threshold, the program can display a message on the computer or send you notification by e-mail or SMS. ViewMinutes currently supports most plans from AT&T Wireless, Sprint PCS, Verizon Wireless and Cingular Wireless. You can track several accounts, such as your kids' or even your employees', though the separate tables for each cell-phone provider may obscure the overall view. The privacy-concerned should note that the program has no password-protection. Families and small companies may find this program useful for watching multiple accounts in one place.
ViewMinutes is a simple-to-use application that automatically accesses your wireless provider's Web site and retrieves up-to-date information about the number of minutes you have used in the current billing cycle. The software can send alert messages via e-mail or text message to your phone when thresholds have been exceeded. Most people don't know this information is available online, but, even those that do often forget to regularly log in to view their status. ViewMinutes will automate this for you! Compatible with most plans from AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Cingular Wireless, you can monitor up to five cell phones, which makes it perfect to monitor kids, spouses, and even employees. ViewMinutes works with either a broadband or dial-up connection.
ViewMinutes 2.1 has updated script files for all supported carriers, includes a convenient pop-up bubble to easily show your used minutes (Windows 2000 and higher), and now supports T-Mobile.