Sunday, February 24, 2008

TMobile (USA) Minutes Used version 1.4

The new version fixed a problem of calculating projected usage.

You can download it here.


Blogger The Human Resource said...

Glad you're still updating the extension.

Any word on FF3 support or a widget anything like that?


2/25/2008 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

v1.4 works great for me! Thanks!

3/05/2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger Wesley said...

I love this extension. Aside from being able to check multiple accounts at once I would like to see you write a widget for the new Chumby. I would do it myself, but you know....I can't . :(

3/05/2008 8:41 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

It was a pleasant surprise to see this update! Thanks for this!

3/07/2008 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This is a great extension and I thank you for writing it. I'm also interested in seeing a FF3 version. Any news?

3/17/2008 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did it stop working?

3/19/2008 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The projection is still not correctly calculated.

Seems to be incorrect for the first several days of the billing cycle and then seems to become more accurate as more time goes by.

How can the projection for the month be less than the current number of minutes used?

21 mins for first 2 days = projection of 315 on a 30 day month...not 20.

I hope I don't sound like a jerk, but I'm just trying to explain what the problem is.

I do like the concept though!

3/25/2008 8:32 AM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

your observation is correct. the calculation is complicated by the fact that tmobile web site doesn't update the last billing date promptly. So I have to guess the last statement date which is not always precise.

3/25/2008 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the plugin checks and the billing date isn't updated, can you use the previous billing date and then just change the month? That might be a pretty good estimate. The only problem is if an account's billing cycle ends on the 29th, 30th or 31st...and the next month has less days...28, 29 or 30.

But in those cases, the next billing cycle would probably be on the 1st.

Then, when it actually posts the real date, revert back to that to make a more accurate calculation.

Thanks for your hard work! I hope you take my suggestions and comments as helpful and not as a cut to your efforts.

3/26/2008 9:58 AM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

your comments and suggestions are definitely welcome. the plugin is currently doing more or less what you suggested. it probably is too basic as i don't have time to learn javascript's calendar operation.

3/26/2008 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Firoz Ansari said...

Hey Winston, Thank you for developing this great plug-in. It's really handy tool for me.
I created a t-mobile icon to give more professional look to plug-in. You can download from:

May be you can use these icons in next release.

- Firoz Ansari

3/27/2008 10:56 PM  
Anonymous chad said...

It looks like T-Mobile recently changed the billing URL so it has been giving me cross-site security errors in Firefox 3.

I made a few sloppy changes here to get it working in Firefox 3.0pre. The changes also make it display the minutes used even when the page is down.

It sets usePwdMgr:false on line 94 of minutesTicker.js, so if you plan to use it in Firefox 2 you will have to change that back.

3/28/2008 12:13 PM  
Blogger The Human Resource said...

Chad, you're extension won't install because it "doesn't provide secure updates."

3/30/2008 12:50 PM  
Blogger ItsDon said...

Chad your hacked version works for me on Firefox Beta 5 thanks! For "The Human Resource" person, simply turn off the Add On Security Update Checking in Firefox and you are good to go.

4/02/2008 11:47 AM  
Blogger The Human Resource said...

How do you do that?


or something in Options?

I can't find it.

4/02/2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger ItsDon said...

Check here:

4/02/2008 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

It was working great for me until FF - Now "failed to parse the minutes used" on check. (Checking at TMobile site works fine) Thank you for this extension.

4/25/2008 9:03 AM  
Blogger Wild Blue said...

The extension isn't working on FF on OSX (10.4.11). It working great on my WinXP machine using 3.0 beta 5 (after tweaking it a bit as described in the comments).

5/04/2008 12:02 PM  
Blogger luckystuff said...

you want help porting this to a google-gadget, or something similar?

(Also, it's not working for me... so maybe I'll help fix whatever's broken, but I really like the idea behind this miniapp.)

5/24/2008 12:38 PM  
Blogger Steven C. said...

I also echo the comments that the T-mobile extension stopped working recently.

5/24/2008 6:24 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

i will take a look and try to fix it.

5/24/2008 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEllo. The app is not working in:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080404 Firefox/

I have the Vista OS

5/26/2008 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto, no worky recently.

5/27/2008 10:56 AM  

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