By June 26, 2012

Carphone Warehouse releases ‘Bill Angel’ app to tackle mobile wastage

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Carphone Warehouse has stepped up its campaign against wasteful mobile tariffs by launching a free smart phone app, designed to tackle the £4.8bn excess wasted on unsuitable minutes, texts and data deals every year. The launch marks the first time a major retailer has developed a mobile usage app for customers and comes as new research by the UK’s largest mobile retailer has found consumers are now more concerned about mounting mobile phone bills than other household costs such as gas and water.

The free Bill Angel app, available on Android, iOS*(due 27 June) and Blackberry (due 7 July) monitors call time, text messages and internet data usage; automatically sending alerts to users when they approach and go over their contract limits.

 

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer of Carphone Warehouse said, “Data use is continuing to skyrocket and more and more customers are now regularly overspending on their bill by exceeding monthly data limits.  At Carphone Warehouse, we’re committed to providing customers with independent impartial advice and have created the Bill Angel app to offer people a simple way to track their mobile phone usage, alerting them before reaching their tariff limits and helping them avoid additional charges.

We’ve deliberately kept Bill Angel as easy to use as possible, consumers simply enter their allowance details and the app will automatically monitor activity, alerting when the phone is reaching any limit and then again once that limit is reached. It can also provide helpful graphs that show activity over time – either by day, week or month – allowing for convenient usage tracking which could later be used as a base to determine the best possible tariff for that customer.”

Bill Angel, by Carphone Warehouse, is free and available to download now for Android via Google Play and iOS via App Store. The app was downloaded more than 8,000 times during its beta pilot in May.

*the iOS version of the application will track data usage only and does not monitor call time or text messages

Download Bill Angel from Google Play

 

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