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  1. #1
    ben
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    Does sprint (or anybody else) have a free service that emails you
    regarding the minutes that you have used?

    I'd like something where I could specify things like -
    1)email me when I've used up 80% of my minutes
    2)email me everytime that I go over my minutes

    This would be alot easier than going out and checking the sprintpcs
    web page every day.

    Thank you for your help,

    Ben



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  2. #2
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
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    Re: email minute usage

    ben wrote:
    > Does sprint (or anybody else) have a free service that emails you
    > regarding the minutes that you have used?
    >
    > I'd like something where I could specify things like -
    > 1)email me when I've used up 80% of my minutes
    > 2)email me everytime that I go over my minutes
    >
    > This would be alot easier than going out and checking the sprintpcs
    > web page every day.
    >
    > Thank you for your help,
    >
    > Ben


    They offer a daily or weekly service, but you must pay for it. It seems
    better for somebody to write an app to login to the website each day and
    scrape that information from the page into an email to the phone ....

    If I write one, I will charge half of whatever Sprint charges for that
    service ... anybody interested ???

    Tom Veldhouse





  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage


    "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Does sprint (or anybody else) have a free service that emails you
    > regarding the minutes that you have used?
    >
    > I'd like something where I could specify things like -
    > 1)email me when I've used up 80% of my minutes
    > 2)email me everytime that I go over my minutes
    >
    > This would be alot easier than going out and checking the sprintpcs
    > web page every day.
    >
    > Thank you for your help,
    >
    > Ben


    No, nothing free. You can add an option to get a daily balance notification
    TM reports though for $2.99/mo. One more thing to think of ... If you find
    that you are running out of minutes, and going over on a consistent basis,
    you might want to consider bumping up your plan to the next higher minutes
    plan.

    Bob





  4. #4
    plane
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Does sprint (or anybody else) have a free service that emails you
    > > regarding the minutes that you have used?
    > >
    > > I'd like something where I could specify things like -
    > > 1)email me when I've used up 80% of my minutes
    > > 2)email me everytime that I go over my minutes
    > >
    > > This would be alot easier than going out and checking the sprintpcs
    > > web page every day.
    > >
    > > Thank you for your help,
    > >
    > > Ben

    >
    > No, nothing free. You can add an option to get a daily balance notification
    > TM reports though for $2.99/mo. One more thing to think of ... If you find
    > that you are running out of minutes, and going over on a consistent basis,
    > you might want to consider bumping up your plan to the next higher minutes
    > plan.
    >
    > Bob


    With vision you can get this info so fast, the email thing doesn't
    make sense to me--in case you haven't tried, from main menu go to 0
    (item 10) (account info) then press 1, this is usually accurate within
    the last few minutes--I believe there is some problem with sharred
    accounts, etc, but with my non sharred acct the the fast page loading
    with the new 5400 I can have this info within 30 seconds or so, free.



  5. #5
    ben
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage

    I don't have the vision plan, so I'd still have to pay for it. I have
    an LG 5350 and don't have the options that you speak of, anyway. (O is
    my organizer, the only "account info" that I can find simply calls *4)
    I can use *4, but that uses up minutes... stingy, I know!

    [email protected] (plane) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Does sprint (or anybody else) have a free service that emails you
    > > > regarding the minutes that you have used?
    > > >
    > > > I'd like something where I could specify things like -
    > > > 1)email me when I've used up 80% of my minutes
    > > > 2)email me everytime that I go over my minutes
    > > >
    > > > This would be alot easier than going out and checking the sprintpcs
    > > > web page every day.
    > > >
    > > > Thank you for your help,
    > > >
    > > > Ben

    > >
    > > No, nothing free. You can add an option to get a daily balance notification
    > > TM reports though for $2.99/mo. One more thing to think of ... If you find
    > > that you are running out of minutes, and going over on a consistent basis,
    > > you might want to consider bumping up your plan to the next higher minutes
    > > plan.
    > >
    > > Bob

    >
    > With vision you can get this info so fast, the email thing doesn't
    > make sense to me--in case you haven't tried, from main menu go to 0
    > (item 10) (account info) then press 1, this is usually accurate within
    > the last few minutes--I believe there is some problem with sharred
    > accounts, etc, but with my non sharred acct the the fast page loading
    > with the new 5400 I can have this info within 30 seconds or so, free.




  6. #6
    ben
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage

    Thats what I was thinking as well. But I wouldn't charge for it

    Does anybody know the legal implications of scraping minutes?

    Ben

    "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > ben wrote:
    > > Does sprint (or anybody else) have a free service that emails you
    > > regarding the minutes that you have used?
    > >
    > > I'd like something where I could specify things like -
    > > 1)email me when I've used up 80% of my minutes
    > > 2)email me everytime that I go over my minutes
    > >
    > > This would be alot easier than going out and checking the sprintpcs
    > > web page every day.
    > >
    > > Thank you for your help,
    > >
    > > Ben

    >
    > They offer a daily or weekly service, but you must pay for it. It seems
    > better for somebody to write an app to login to the website each day and
    > scrape that information from the page into an email to the phone ....
    >
    > If I write one, I will charge half of whatever Sprint charges for that
    > service ... anybody interested ???
    >
    > Tom Veldhouse




  7. #7
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage


    "ben" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:56d498d9.0312190740.4248a333[email protected]
    > Thats what I was thinking as well. But I wouldn't charge for it
    >
    > Does anybody know the legal implications of scraping minutes?
    >
    > Ben


    I don't have the faintest clue what you are trying to ask above.

    Bob





  8. #8
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage

    ben wrote:
    > Thats what I was thinking as well. But I wouldn't charge for it
    >
    > Does anybody know the legal implications of scraping minutes?
    >
    > Ben
    >



    There can be no legal implementations if you are a customer and you are
    scraping your own minutes and mailing a message to your own account. Now,
    if I wrote such a service ... I would probably need a lawyer, or just make
    the source code open and let you run it yourself

    Tom Veldhouse





  9. #9
    Thomas T. Veldhouse
    Guest

    Re: email minute usage

    plane wrote:

    > With vision you can get this info so fast, the email thing doesn't
    > make sense to me--in case you haven't tried, from main menu go to 0
    > (item 10) (account info) then press 1, this is usually accurate within
    > the last few minutes--I believe there is some problem with sharred
    > accounts, etc, but with my non sharred acct the the fast page loading
    > with the new 5400 I can have this info within 30 seconds or so, free.


    I have had no problem with shared accounts ... until I got F&CA added to the
    account. Now the roaming minutes ALWAYS show as an outrageous number when
    looking at the per phone details. However, it really is not that big of a
    deal as I don't roam much and the bill is correct when I get it. It is a
    little annoying though.

    Tom Veldhouse





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