[olug] (off topic)Monitoring data used on a Windows system.

James Ringler jringler at plainspower.com
Wed Aug 5 15:45:10 UTC 2009

We just got our new execs  Verizon Blackberry's two days ago..  and as 
the rep explained to me, there is a website where you can view minutes, 
data consumption and adjust accordingly..

Dan Linder wrote:
> My in-laws are not big data users and are looking to save some money
> by dropping their $40+/month cable modem (Kearney, NE).  They are
> thinking about going back to dial-up ($12/month for a local provider
> IIRC) since they only use it for basic e-mail.  Since they both have a
> Verizon BlackBerry, I mentioned that they could pay $15/month and get
> the data plan that lets you tether and surf that way.  They would get
> faster speeds and also be able to drop their home line too (for an
> additional savings).
> So, my questions:
> * The $15/month give 5GB, and charges 5 cents per MB after the cap is reached.
> 1: Is there an application/utility for their BlackBerry or WinXP
> system to monitor the monthly usage?
> 2: Does Verizon have a customer page that they can watch to judge if
> they are close to the monthly limit?
> 3: Does Verizon have an option to just "stop" if the cap is reached?
> Thanks in advance,
> DanL

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