Offering online access to mobile phone bills is pretty commonplace, but Vodafone is taking things a step further by beta testing a desktop application which lets you check phone usage and set bill payment reminders. The Windows-only package can be downloaded for free, though it's being limited to 25,000 customers during the beta phase. I don't have a Vodafone account to meaningfully test it with; if you've given it a try, share your experiences in the comments.
Vodafone Beta Testing Xpress Phone Account Management Software
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