Friday, October 13, 2006

TMobile (USA) Minutes Used version 1.1 for Firefox 2.x

The new version now supports Firefox 2.0. There is also a few bug fixes for displaying last statement date and displaying the last date the data is colelcted by the extension.

You can download it here.

25 Comments:

Blogger chiswede said...

Can't seem to DL it.

10/14/2006 12:04 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

fixed. you should be able to download now.

10/14/2006 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope, download still busted.

10/14/2006 10:32 PM  
Blogger The Human Resource said...

Great extension.

Can you add text message/data info and a way to collapse the extension when the minutes fail to update so it does take up space?

Thanks.

10/22/2006 2:08 AM  
Blogger chiswede said...

For the last week, mine keeps getting stuck on "checking usage" and never actually updates it. It's weird, b/c it's working fine on my home computer with my wife's T-Mo account.

10/24/2006 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Chris C. said...

Like others, I love this extension. However, I think there are some compatibility issues between v1.1 and the new MyFaves plan on Tmo. Will there be an update for this soon? Or is there something I'm missing to get it to work properly?

(FYI, I have a MyFaves account and it tells me "failed to parse the minutes used.")

10/26/2006 4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like it is an windows only
extension. Doesn't work on a mac re: 2.0 FF.

10/27/2006 6:11 AM  
Anonymous vedjen said...

I am also having problems with the extension. I have tried to install in on a Mac OS and Windows OS and each hangs on checking usage... and states that it failed to parse the minutes used. Unlike some of the others before, I do not have the MyFaves plan so that does not seem the issue.

10/28/2006 1:40 PM  
Anonymous vedjen said...

sorry. I am also using Fifefox 2.0

10/28/2006 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Fitch said...

I'd love to have the option to not show my maximum minutes, and just show minutes used, just to save room on the already-loooong toolbar.

10/29/2006 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be cool if it only showed the T icon when the minutes fail to load - to save space. You would still be able to see what is going on with the tooltip.

10/29/2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger FreeiPodGuy said...

This is a great tool. I have 2 prepaid accounts in my family; it would be great if there were a way to run two instances of it to track both accounts.

11/02/2006 2:14 AM  
Blogger pagerbob said...

Program says Loading TMobile minutes used but nothing happens. I am a Mac user on OS 10.4.8 using Firefox 2.0. Can anyone help me with this. Thanks

11/06/2006 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdi... is there any way to get the t-mobile minutes used extension to work on netscape 8.1?

11/11/2006 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also get the failed to parse message :(

11/14/2006 5:24 AM  
Anonymous Chris C. said...

It's me again. Just wanted to say that the extension no longer gives me the "failed to parse minutes" error. Apparently it can't get (or process, not sure which) the "minutes used" info until you've had at least one billing cycle posted on the MyTmo website. (I'm a new customer but have been out of the remorse period for a month now, so figured it would work. Obviously, I was wrong. LOL!)

11/16/2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

1) How is "Projection for this month" calculated? Currently I have used 30 minutes, and my "projected" monthly usage is 26 minutes.

Although I haven't really looked at is closely, this is what is intuitive as the formula that you should use:

(Plan minutes used) / (Minutes elapsed since start of billing period) * 43200

The 43200 is approximately how many minutes are in a one-month billing period (30 days * 24 hours * 60 minutes). Basically, this formula looks at your actual usage as a percent of the total time that has elapsed and then multiplies it by a month to get an estimate.

For example, in my case I have used 30 minutes so far in the 1 day 22 hours since my billing period started:

(30 plan minutes used) / (2760 minutes since billing period started) * (43200 minutes in billing period) = 470 plan minutes projected usage for this month.

Maybe this is not the best formula, but it is much better than whatever you are using now...


2) Also, in order to both speed up the extension and spare T-Mobile's website, can you please cache the downloaded information ACROSS SESSIONS? For example, if I quit Firefox and then open it again five minutes later, don't connect to T-Mobile but rather use the same information from last time you checked. For this, the plugin would need to store what it downloaded and check to make sure the stored/cached information on the computer is not older than the timeout, but I think this would be worth it. I, for one, open and close Firefox dozens of times a day so the timeout feature is basically useless (for the purpose of "saving" T-Mobile's website from excess hits).

11/17/2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

Nick,

the formular you proposed is the one currently used by the extension. are you using the latest version because i fixed a bug with previous versions. also your last billing day may be a little bit out of sync when you are on the border two billing cycle. the web site may still display your previous billing day as the last one, resulting the wrong projected total. is "last statement date" shown by the extension correct in your case?

as to save the state across session, i think it's a good idea. just need to get some time to work on that in the next version.

11/18/2006 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome Ext. Would be great to also show Messages used. Is there plans for that in the future Winston?

11/24/2006 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not working for me. It gets stuck "checking usage". Running Firefox 2.0 under Windows XP.

12/15/2006 2:41 AM  
Blogger Harpo Marc said...

Forgive me, but once it is downloaded, what do you do with it?

12/20/2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger Harpo Marc said...

Once it is downloaded, what do you do with it. Windows tells me it doesn't know what program created it.

12/20/2006 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer is found here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_install_themes_or_extensions_(Firefox)

12/23/2006 11:22 PM  
Anonymous Sarcasmo said...

Is this extension still available?

6/20/2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

you need to check the latest version at http://optimize-it.blogspot.com

6/20/2007 9:33 PM  

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