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csinclair83
09-06-2004, 04:17 PM
Hey
Does anyone know if this is possible?
I've been told off for excessive hour usage online even if i am on a flatrate plan...

So is there some sort of timer i can download that "adds" up my hour usage...

like if i connect today and i use 10hours...
the timer would say Wednesday 10 hours...

then I connect thursday for 9 hours

it would say

wednesday 10hours
thursday 9 hours

Total Hours 19hours

or something like that? so i can know how many hours i've used so far in the month....

metla
09-06-2004, 04:19 PM
who told you off?,your isp?

Tell them to shove it and do as you like.

csinclair83
09-06-2004, 04:24 PM
lol
i said i was deaf so they permit to double my time to 300hrs...
but i just surfed the website and it doesnt say anything about 150hrs so i dunno where they coming from?

and yes i gonna be changing ISPs but when they reply to my questions so i ghonna be waiting a while...

johnboy
09-06-2004, 04:41 PM
look Here (http://www.google.com/search?q=Internet%20Timer)

robsonde
09-06-2004, 05:30 PM
who is your ISP??

when i got Ihug i ask if it was true flat rate....

the helpdesk monkey said "yes, it say flat rate so what else would it be?'

me: "so i can use as many hours as i like and not get yelled at?"

monkey: "yes, i told you its flat rate"

me: "cool, whats your name?"

monkey: "er.... dave smith" (name change to protect the monkey)




about three months later i got an email asking me to cut down on my usage (643 hours for the month).

i told tham that the account was flat rate and the dave smith the help desk monkey has told me i could use as many hours as i like.

ihug then told me that they where not demanding that i cut back but just advising me of the fact that they base the cost of flat rate accounts on 250 hours and it looks like i might be using a bit more that my share of the cake......

I still use 600+ hours and they have let me do that for about 2 years now with no other email about my usage.....

beetle
09-06-2004, 05:47 PM
I to would be interested to find something that would keep track of my hours on the comp, or the net.

as to hours on the net, does more hours on the net bring more so called Geekness?

i always get funny looks when i explain how many hours i use on the net to non geek type people or anyone who is not PF1 related i guess.........

which is very low compared to most of the pf1 people still on dialup.

and i dont consider myself to be excess in hours on the net either. 100 - 150 mainly.

if you find a good program that does this CC please pass this info and i would like to have a look, thank you.

:)

beetle

Jim B
09-06-2004, 05:55 PM
Login to your account on your ISP webpage and check your usage there.

What is so difficult about doing that for anyone who wants to know their current monthly usage.

Growly
09-06-2004, 05:57 PM
> who told you off?,your isp?
>
> Tell them to shove it and do as you like.
>

I second that motion.

I'm not aware of any programs, try www.download.com , or add 'em up yourself :D

beetle
09-06-2004, 05:59 PM
yes i do do this ,

but if you dont check it regularly enough you miss it, and xtra (my ISP)
do not allow you to look up past hours.

so im still not certain of my hours monthly usage,
so would be good if i can watch it from here, not click into something which may not be current,

beetle

Jim B
09-06-2004, 06:10 PM
You should get an ISP that gives you value for money.

All other ISP's that I know the usage is completely up to date and they also allow previous months usage to be viewed including login times for every day of that month.

beama
09-06-2004, 06:13 PM
chris web timer for win95 it may work on xp worth a try anyway inet (http://www.inet.net.nz/downloads2.htm) they have since changed their market name to snap although they old site still there

dumb-bell
09-06-2004, 07:06 PM
The quick and easy solution Chris is to change your ISP to inspire.net.nz -0800 484363 - in Palmerston North. The information you require is right at hand, on a day by day basis and total to date for the period.

I have recently changed to it and it is an absolute gem.

God bless,
Dumb Bell

csinclair83
09-06-2004, 07:24 PM
but would they be ok with me using the internet 500-600hrs a month???

Orcon says its ok..so they are a possibility...

drcspy
09-06-2004, 07:34 PM
Even easier get a flat rate plan and stop worrying bout how much time you spend online

csinclair83
09-06-2004, 07:39 PM
i am on a flat rate plan..well so they say

but like someone here mentioned they put it at 250 hours at ihug..
mine put it at a shocking 150hours so i'm taking a huggggggge slice of the cake..

am actually thinking of changing isps too so yeah

timo
09-06-2004, 07:44 PM
you spend 16-20 hours on the internet everyday? when do you sleep?

why don't you get broadband? you'll spend less time on there coz it goes faster, and you never have to worry about how long you are connected. i think our gateway has been connected for 12 days or something....
if you are spending that much time on there i really would think it is a good idea!
and you never have to hear the screeching from your modem again.

csinclair83
09-06-2004, 07:49 PM
I have no reason to get broadband

am deaf, living on my own..no need for a telephone so i leave the internet connected all the time

no reason to disconnect, no reason to get broadband, i dont do gaming (apart from yahoo games)online i dont do anything online that requires broadband unless i download a game off kaza or something which is rare last game i got off that was fifa 2002 early last year so yeah.....

Baldy
09-06-2004, 11:27 PM
> I to would be interested to find something that
> would keep track of my hours on the comp, or the
> net.
>
> as to hours on the net, does more hours on the net
> bring more so called Geekness?
>
> i always get funny looks when i explain how many
> hours i use on the net to non geek type people or
> anyone who is not PF1 related i guess.........
>
> which is very low compared to most of the pf1 people
> still on dialup.
>
> and i dont consider myself to be excess in hours on
> the net either. 100 - 150 mainly.
>
> if you find a good program that does this CC please
> pass this info and i would like to have a look, thank
> you.
>
> :)
>
> beetle

I thought all your womanly duties would cut your internet useage down Beetle

Baldy
09-06-2004, 11:31 PM
unless i download a game off kaza or something which
> is rare last game i got off that was fifa 2002 early
> last year so yeah.....
>
>

Careful what you say, you'll get BANNED! Thats illegle. Mista EA will be after you

csinclair83
09-06-2004, 11:35 PM
i forgot to say it was a demo ;) (a) lol

compare me to the hard out downloaders i'd be way down the list of the ppl they should be chasing so yeah

metla
09-06-2004, 11:39 PM
You should still keep it to yourself, no one appreciates thieving.