Carriers are increasingly asking consumers to monitor their own data usage and imposing data caps and additional fees on their customers who use too much. However, wireless operators are not providing sufficient tools like this one above from Deutsche Telekom. This new ‘self-care’ customer app from Deutsche Telekom comes with a WiFi finder, Facebook integration and funding option if you run out of data. As you can see it provides the user with the capability to manage tiers of speed on 2G, 3G and LTE. It controls data caps, WiFi access, and varying levels of added-on bundled services. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Metro PCS and Leap and all of the carriers imposing data caps must provide tools like this for consumers to easily monitor their usage.
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