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Peak Minutes Used Notification

by shellyterrio / December 23, 2003 10:37 PM PST

Does anyone know of a phone and/or provider who will send you a text message or somehow let you know that you've gone over your alloted peak minutes for the plan you're on? I currently have Verizon and the only option is to call in to check minutes used which really is a PITA. I really don't have the time to try to remember to call in 1/2 way thru the month to make sure I'm not over my peak minutes. In our day and age there should be a way that you're notified w/ all the technology that's out there...any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re:Peak Minutes Used Notification
by JJ / December 25, 2003 1:21 PM PST

T-Mobile has a feature that you dail #646# and it will tell you how many alocated and free minutes you used. Check with people who have T-Mobile service in your area first because some areas may have problems that are right in the middle of the coverage zone. For example: New York City in midtown Manhatan has a intermediate service.

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Re:Peak Minutes Used Notification
by SnakeBlitzskin / February 9, 2004 1:15 PM PST

Most wireless carriers most likely, want you to go over
on your peak hours. Look at your billing statement and compare the $ per min. This is how thay make money
for being such a great service too you. Bump up your hours of usage and talk as much as you like.
Happy wireless adventures.

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Re:Peak Minutes Used Notification
by adufrane / February 13, 2004 7:40 AM PST

I think that dialing #min on verizonwireless will send you a text message of your minutes- I am not sure if it breaks down peak/offpeak or if the call is considered airtime.

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Re:Re:Peak Minutes Used Notification
by rochambe / February 18, 2004 12:35 PM PST

I have sprint and there is an option which cost like 2 dollars a month where you can either receive a text message daily or weekly updating you on your remaining minutes. Of course you can also call an automated number which just tells you your remaining minutes.

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Re:Peak Minutes Used Notification
by dj56us / February 22, 2004 1:28 AM PST

Cell phone minutes Verizon has txt messaging with your minutes when you dial #646 it will tell you your minutes plus send txt message with your usage

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Minute Guard
by minuteguard / December 29, 2004 4:01 AM PST

I'm sure you have already found the solution to your inquiry. However, I would like you to know about Minute Guard (www.minute-guard.com). Minute Guard monitors your peak billable minutes and sends a text message or e-mail prior to exceeding your allotment. With a family plan you are also able to monitor the usage of your children with ease.

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