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  1. #1
    Kathleen Anderson
    Guest
    In April of this year, I signed up for the Flexible Data Plan 40 MB for
    $39.99. Yesterday I received my bill and somehow in the space of 3 days I
    managed to use up not only the 40 MB but racked up an additional $30 in data
    charges. I called Sprint to see if there was a way I could get access to my
    usage detail online, the way you can get voice call detail, but they said
    no. I was told they don't even have access to it unless they go into a
    different system.

    I'll probably switch to the Unlimited Plan for $59.99, but in the meantime,
    I'd like to find a way to monitor my usage on my laptop. Is there a program
    I can run while I'm connected to keep an eye on the usage?

    Thanks,

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    ~ Kathleen








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  2. #2
    Kathleen Anderson
    Guest

    Re: Flexible Phone as Modem Data Plan

    "Paul Miner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:06:31 GMT, "Kathleen Anderson"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>In April of this year, I signed up for the Flexible Data Plan 40 MB for
    >>$39.99. Yesterday I received my bill and somehow in the space of 3 days I
    >>managed to use up not only the 40 MB but racked up an additional $30 in
    >>data
    >>charges. I called Sprint to see if there was a way I could get access to
    >>my
    >>usage detail online, the way you can get voice call detail, but they said
    >>no. I was told they don't even have access to it unless they go into a
    >>different system.
    >>
    >>I'll probably switch to the Unlimited Plan for $59.99, but in the
    >>meantime,
    >>I'd like to find a way to monitor my usage on my laptop. Is there a
    >>program
    >>I can run while I'm connected to keep an eye on the usage?
    >>
    >>Thanks,

    >
    > I've used these two programs successfully, both of which have a
    > reporting function that displays usage by day, week, or month.
    >
    > DUMeter (www.dumeter.com)
    > Bandwidth Monitor (www.bwmonitor.com)
    >


    Thanks, Paul. I just downloaded Bandwidth Monitor - the traffic report seems
    to be exactly what I was looking for.


    --

    ~ Kathleen








  3. #3
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Flexible Phone as Modem Data Plan

    Kathleen Anderson wrote:
    > "Paul Miner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 22:06:31 GMT, "Kathleen Anderson"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In April of this year, I signed up for the Flexible Data Plan 40 MB for
    >>> $39.99. Yesterday I received my bill and somehow in the space of 3 days I
    >>> managed to use up not only the 40 MB but racked up an additional $30 in
    >>> data
    >>> charges. I called Sprint to see if there was a way I could get access to
    >>> my
    >>> usage detail online, the way you can get voice call detail, but they said
    >>> no. I was told they don't even have access to it unless they go into a
    >>> different system.
    >>>
    >>> I'll probably switch to the Unlimited Plan for $59.99, but in the
    >>> meantime,
    >>> I'd like to find a way to monitor my usage on my laptop. Is there a
    >>> program
    >>> I can run while I'm connected to keep an eye on the usage?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,

    >> I've used these two programs successfully, both of which have a
    >> reporting function that displays usage by day, week, or month.
    >>
    >> DUMeter (www.dumeter.com)
    >> Bandwidth Monitor (www.bwmonitor.com)
    >>

    >
    > Thanks, Paul. I just downloaded Bandwidth Monitor - the traffic report seems
    > to be exactly what I was looking for.


    Unfortunately, you discovered how far 40MB will get you.

    Not very far.

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    Notan



  4. #4
    Impmon
    Guest

    Re: Flexible Phone as Modem Data Plan

    On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:58:17 -0600, Notan
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> Thanks, Paul. I just downloaded Bandwidth Monitor - the traffic report seems
    >> to be exactly what I was looking for.

    >
    >Unfortunately, you discovered how far 40MB will get you.
    >
    >Not very far.


    I agree 40mb is not much for average internet user. When I had
    dialup, 40mb would only last a typical day with email (4 active
    addresses, easily 100 messages a day) plus newsgroup plus a couple
    forums. I've since then upgraded to DSL and I'm averaging around 150
    MB per day not counting assorted downloads like mp3's
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