If you like to keep track of how many minutes you’ve used, how many texts you’ve sent, how much all of this is costing you and how close you are to pummeling your wallet into the ground you’re in luck because T-Mobile has just launched MyAccount which will do all of the above. Except pummel your wallet into the ground – the app is free.
I’m plesasantly surprised to see T-Mobile launch this app which lets you keep track of your stats and bills. No, the application isn’t complicated by any means. But the app is simple and serves a great purposes, not to mention that its capabilities couldn’t be replicated by a 3rd party. On top of that, T-Mobile would probably benefit by NOT providing access to this application. Afterall, those overage minutes and texts are just money in the bank for the carrier.
But T-Mobile gets it. MyAccount is a simple and useful application that will be a permanent fixture on my T-Mobile G1.
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where do you get this app? I do not see it on the android market.
I think its meant only for the US guys,not those in the UK or elsewhere.
Yeah, its a US only thing I believe. Thanks for pointing that out chuksy. You would think others would follow suit as its a great little utility. We’ll see!
I love being able to check my minutes and txt in one spot. Now if only they made this a widget…
Just responding to the comment that T-Mobile would benefit from not having this app available for users, and at the same time I’ll offer you all a trick for those that routinely go over their minutes:
T-Mobile doesn’t mind if you call them before your billing cycle is over and change your plan. Say you go over your minutes on the 300 plan; you can call them and upgrade to the 600 minute plan and they won’t charge you all those overages. This is a great tool for people that go over a lot, and yes I do it all the time.
So yeah, they definitely would benefit from people not using this app, but at the same time they already have safeguards built in for people that go over their minutes, if you’re in the know.
Considering the original post and the image you’re using came from AndroidAndMe.com, it would be nice to give them some credit. At the very least it should be [Via Gizmodo Via AndroidAndMe]
@Clark – noted and added. We try our best to credit those deserving so thanks for pointing this out!
search for “my account”
Excuse me from looking like a jerk, I still am glad to have this application and I really appreciate T-Mobile for making it but I gotta say why did it take so long? Shouldn’t of this been a application when the phone came out? I was suspecting T-Mobile to have their fair share of applications amongst the public but I guess I was wrong. But, I shouldn’t cry about it, I mean it is here now and I respect T-Mobile for what is does and has done. has done.
My Account is a nice little app, but can’t be run on WiFi — must use 3G.
Personally, since I am on WiFi much of the time, I will continue to use the free app, SelfHelp, which provides the same T-Mobile account info, and will work on either WiFi or 3G/2G.
That seems like a great way to monitor your account and minute usage.