Running Out of Cell Phone Minutes? Get Notified with

Use your mobile phone a lot? How many times have you gone over your alloted minutes? It can get expensive, I know from firsthand experience.

Web service OverMyMinutes is designed to monitor your remaining minutes and notify you before you run out. All it requires is that you create an account and register your phone with them. There’s nothing to install on your mobile phone or computer.

And the best part – OverMyMinutes is free for home and small business users.


To get started with OverMyMinutes, just fill out the simple signup form.

The following carriers are supported (at the moment):

  • Alltel
  • Cingular/AT&T
  • Nextel
  • Sprint
  • T-mobile
  • Verizon
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone

In order for OverMyMinutes to monitor your minutes usage, you must give them the login information that you use on your carrier’s website. Though they emphasize that your login information is absolutely secure, I still suggest changing your carrier’s password to something unique before you hand it over to OverMyMinutes. I used KeePass to automatically generate my password.

Once you register your phone, just choose any custom alert settings that you desire. OverMyMinutes can alert you with an e-mail or text message (or both) if you are close to running out of minutes.

Once your registration is complete, OverMyMinutes will monitor your remaining minutes and notify you if you start running low. Say goodbye to overage charges!

I appreciate that there is nothing to install. Unlike similar programs that run on your personal computer, OverMyMinutes will still work if your computer is off.

Join OverMyMinutes for free.