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Keep an eye on your SMS allowance with Text Count Alert for BlackBerry smartphones

By James Richardson on 14 Dec 2012 12:47 pm EST

Text Count Alert is a very simple application designed to keep a tally of your outgoing text messages to prevent incurring additional charges. However, it has plenty of customisation included.

I can't speak for other countries, but here in the UK most folk have a certain SMS allowance whether on a contract or using pay-as-you-go. The problem is that once the allowance has been used up your network provider will then bill you for any additional messages.

That's where Text Count Alert comes in handy because as well as just keeping track of how many messages you have sent there are a whole host of notification alerts that can be set up - such as when you exceed your limit or alert once at a certain count. These numbers can all be customised so you can give yourself a warning when you are close to your limit. You can even set the app to prevent you sending text messages once you get to your allowance - clever stuff.

For $0.99 Text Count Alert is a bargain if you ask me - especially for teenagers who may be relying on mum or dad paying the phone bill each month. A great application.

More information/Download Text Count Alert for BlackBerry smartphones

Reader comments

Keep an eye on your SMS allowance with Text Count Alert for BlackBerry smartphones


Just install telicost lite, it counts your sms, data and calls and it lets you leave those 99 cents in your pocket

This is a great app. Been using it for a week now. Works well. I've tried Telicost but Telicost was resource intensive and somewhat buggy. This app does exactly what I need it to do.

For those of us that have unlimited everything, I need not worry, but this is a great application for anybody regardless of carrier.