Three cheers for a free new
service that not only alerts you of your cellphone airtime usage, but provides a forecast as well so you can adjust
your calling patterns accordingly. Unlike other minute-tracking solutions, MinuteWatcher doesn't require downloading
any software to your phone; rather, it automatically signs into your account on your carrier's website, pulls the
relevant data, and emails it to you on a preset schedule in graphical or text-only formats. Available immediately for
customers of all the major networks, MinuteWatcher seems like a no-brainer to sign up for, unless you're sketchy about
giving up some of your personal info like password, phone number, and home address.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.