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Monitor your Vodacom balances on your iPhone

Marc
  • On October 20, 2010
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com

I came across a really really cool (Free) iPhone app the other day called Consume (iTunes Link). The app allows you to view your balances from cellphone & broadband providers around the world, but only Vodacom has been added so far in SA. The other cool thing is you can add other web service such as Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail & Google Docs.

The app is really simple to setup, and once you have downloaded it you need to enter your Vodacom/Vodacom4Me login details, which the app then uses to check your balances for both PostPaid & Prepaid.

This is a screenshot from the Vodacom Prepaid option that shows how many minutes you have left, as well as how many promotional minutes I have, as well as when the next rollover is. Currently it doesn’t show your data bundle usage, but I have sent them a mail (begging) them for this.

I don’t have a prepaid sim, but I assume the screen shows you your current balance, as well as expiry ?

All in all a very handy app to have to keep track of your spend etc, and it’s free :) Oh, and there is an iPad app in development as we speak…

Comments

  1. Toooooooootally awesome. Now need that data bundle option added so we have an even quicker way of checking our data on our iPads :D Thanx for the tip on the app man :)

  2. CrimsonZA

    Dude you left out the QR Code :'(

    I had to use my typing skills to get it :P

    Nice find man!

  3. Herman

    Awesome! Thanks for the info. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while.

  4. Hi guys,

    Tried the app out on my iPhone Talk120 and on a data contract – both work.

    Tried with 2 different Weekenders and they not working :( Can someone please try with a Weekender and let us know if it works?

    I’m assuming they’re pulling the info from Vodacom4me and not Vodacom – will have to contact gem to change that…

  5. Imel

    Works great, data usage would be a super bonus though

  6. Waylon

    The app keeps telling me to check my internet connection but it does. Anyone one know what the problem could be?

    I’ve used the correct vodacom4me details.

  7. Malcolm

    Great app! Hope they switch to Vodacom before they shut down Vodacom4me!

    Oh, and data & sms usage would be awesome!!

  8. Hlulani

    Great App but funny enough, it does show me my data usage but it does not show me my minutes. I am on a weekend 120 package. i cant seem to get it to display any prepaid info, all i get is a slice of cake….

  9. rushil

    i can seem to get it to work on my iphone 4, what user name and password do u enter? it is your vodacom4me password?

  10. 1 of ur best friends

    What a winner!!!

  11. Mac

    anyone know if MTN has been added or planning to be added?

  12. Rob

    Hi Mark

    The app may need to be upgraded to work with Vodacom’s new “my Vodacom” system.

    Take a look here, https://www.vodacom4me.co.za/vodacom4me-personal/logout.do

    You cannot register any more for vodacom2me and new user accounts created on “my Vodacom” dont work in the consume app. I have just tested it.

  13. Reuel Miller

    Great app… Potentially. It does not work at the moment as the vodacom4me.co.za site no longer works.

  14. Gary

    Has anybody tried this of late as I cant seem to get it to work?

  15. @Gary, I actually tried it last night. I had to change my login number to 2782xxxxxxx

    Try that and see if it works ?

  16. Samuel

    Hey,

    I found this Android app that reads your Vodacom.co.za account information and displays the information Bill, Data, Sms and Minutes.

    Check it out:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dapps.myphonebillsa

  17. Manuel

    Hi Marc

    Does consume still work for you? Last two weeks i cant get in and they arent responding either? Please let me know if you have any luck?

    Rgds

  18. Mario

    Crap! Why pay for an app when the money hungry Vodacom should be giving it to us FOR FREE!! ANd the developer charge $2.99 to add insult to injury!!!

    Vodacom should be providing a similar app FOR free, to check free minutes, contract expiry dates, renewal dates, SMS balances etc. etc.

    They are way to money grabbing hungry to even consider suggestions about this!! Typical South African company!!

  19. Ok, i tried and cant get this to work ….
    i have a vodacom4me account.

    perhaps this is just for a select few ?

  20. Ugendra

    HI

    You can go to the android market for the “My Bill” App but it is only available on the android devices and not apple

  21. Ugendra

    Hi

    the site has changed to Vodacom…if you go to the top right and click it will prompt you for you login details. they just moved the site to consolidate.

  22. Mike

    Hi,

    Downloaded Consume earlier today and cannot seem to fetch the data from Vodacom (Unable to fetch usage).

    Change my number to 2782…….
    Checked that I can log in on http://www.vodacom.co.za, therefore username and password are correct

    However I did notice that when I clicked on Providers Website it wants to redirect to Vodacom4me…

    Any ideas or suggestions, Thanks

  23. Manuel

    Hi Mike

    There is a problem with there app and think they are busy with an update. So hopefully soon it will be fixed. Could be because it redirects to mobi.vodacom, not normal vodacom website. Just make sure u send usage data with ur problem to them

    Rgds

  24. Stephen

    Looks like they started charging for this

    This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

    $2.99
    Category: Utilities
    Updated: Dec 15, 2011
    Version: 2.0
    Size: 18.3 MB
    Language: English
    Seller: Marc Edwards
    © 2011 Bjango
    Rated 4+

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