Quick Tip: Check Minutes and More From Your iPhone

Don’t you just hate trying to manage cell phone minutes? Sure, you can call in or check your usage online, but what if you need a quick reminder of your remaining minutes? Thankfully, Apple has graciously provided a really easy way to do this right from the Settings app. From the Home Screen, tap Settings>Phone>”AT&T Services” and “View My Minutes”. In a moment, you’ll get a free text message telling you about your remaining minutes.

If that’s not sweet enough, from the same menu you can check your balance, pay your bill, and there’s even a shortcut to view your account online. Now that’s nice. I don’t recommend using the Voice Connect or Directory Assistance as they almost certainly cost money. If you need directory assistance, try 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-4664-411). Totally free.

And yes, I realize that you could memorize all those little shortcut numbers, but that’s not as cool as tapping a shortcut, right? At the very least, it does display the shortcuts for quicker access in the future.

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