Friday, February 23, 2007

Verizon Minutes Used Firefox Extension Version 0.95

The new version displays the text message usage correctly, and allows you to choose different logos (wide, small, none) used in the status bar, thanks to help from Mike.

You can download the new version here .

42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works great! And thanks for getting the TXT in there...I have a 16 year old :) Many thanks... from the lurkers out there

2/23/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Where'd the Verizon checkmark go?!?! HAHA... Looks great none the less.. I like the "small" logo too!

2/23/2007 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Falco98 said...

I like the "small" logo too!

thanks :-D

2/23/2007 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for giving us a choice on logos!

2/23/2007 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are da man!

Fantastic job Winston!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~CMT

2/23/2007 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

works perfect again! you rock

2/23/2007 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Chris M said...

Thanks again. Love this ext.

2/24/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous j.shore said...

Works like a charm.

I really appreciate it!

2/25/2007 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now how about releasing the source code for this and all future releases..

2/26/2007 02:21:00 AM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

this is open source already. the source is in the xpi file. i don't have time to set up a source repository and project...

2/26/2007 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is a God give me a sign............

THANKS Winston!!!

2/26/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for now verizon site is down.
and extention keeps saying "Loading Verizon minutes used...".

Text from Verizon site:
"We are upgrading My Account to better serve you. We plan to be back up on February 17, 2007 at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience."

Feb 17, 2007!!!!!!!!!!
what?

2/26/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Fantastic job as usual, Winston!

2/27/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exactly does projection work? It is 2/27 with 634 used and 704 projected. Surely this can be improved.

2/27/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exactly does projection work? It is 2/27 with 634 used and 704 projected. Surely this can be improved.

2/27/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

When is your statement date? The projection is calculated from it.

2/27/2007 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you rock!

2/27/2007 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super, super, super. Thanks so much.

2/28/2007 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger Elan! said...

I'm not seeing Family Plan usage again (even though it's checked). - Elan Arbitsman

2/28/2007 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The minutes function works perfectly. Thanks a bunch!

The projection for this month is a fantastic feature that I use regularly. Recently however, it seems to be a bit off. for instance. currently I am at 602 minutes and the projection is for 564. I notice it near the last week of the biling cycle. Not sure exactly how this is calculated. does it take into account previous usage along with billing cycle day left? Thanks again for all your hard work on this truly superb tool.

2/28/2007 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

the projection calculation uses your last billing date as the starting date for the next period. therefore if your last billing date is more than 1 month old, the projected value will be lower than your actual usage. it seems that verizon site doesn't update this value (last billing date) in time in some cases.

2/28/2007 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger Elan! said...

Ignore my first comment, it's a Verizon problem, extention works great. Elan Arbitsman

2/28/2007 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I get an invalid hash code - help!

3/01/2007 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger hipstertrash said...

can this work for prepaid inpulse plans please?

3/02/2007 03:38:00 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I'm on an older version of the plugin, and can't install this one - I keep getting invalid hash code and it won't install. This happens whether I install it from the download link or copy the file locally and try that one. Any ideas?

3/02/2007 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

sorry i cannot help you. it works for me. and on one else complained...

3/02/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

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3/02/2007 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Tyson said...

Works great, looks great. Though as a thought why don't you start a Post of the improvements people would like to see, as well as if anyone would like to help improve the software.

Great piece though I use it all the time.

3/04/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of right now, I keep getting a failed to login message. Upon manually logging into VW, I get: "The System is currently unable to display your current balance. Please check back later." Could the app make use of such a message within the VW website, and therefore show the last used amount, and not bother me with repeated login failed messages? Just a request... Thanks.

3/05/2007 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Jay Baldwin said...

I love this extension. I use it religiously. It's more than once saved me a 100 + bill from overages.

Verizon is reporting errors on login again though.

3/05/2007 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Verizon change something again.

3/05/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is broken by Verizon again!

3/05/2007 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curse you Verizon! They broke your extension again :(
But, thank you to Winston! Please, keep up the good work!

3/05/2007 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger Toniee said...

Doesnt work again. Please update. Thanks

3/05/2007 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Initially, I was getting the bad user/pass error msg.

I then logged into VZW's site and the extension now shows the correct information.

Looks like VZW (idiots) broke the extension somewhat.

THANK YOU WILLIAM FOR A GREAT TOOL!

YOU ROCK!

3/05/2007 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous j.shore said...

Same issue here, Verizon must have changed something again.

3/05/2007 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous djxspike said...

I concur.

I can log into their website, but the extension does not work. It gives me a bad password error...

Wonderful extension! It's such a HUGE help.

thank you winston

3/05/2007 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger lynch said...

First, I want to say thanks for the great work on this extension. Ever since I went 600 minutes over, this extension has been absolutely priceless.

Second, I apologize on behalf of the people who leave comments like "It's broke - Fix it." You do this for free, and people should recognize that.

Finally, I agree with a request I saw about asking for help on this. I'm not whiz programmer, but I know that there are people out there much more skilled than I who would love to help keep this great extension going.

Thanks again.

3/05/2007 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

everyone, i am aware of the problem. it may take a while for me to fix it. be patient....

3/05/2007 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

It seems to be working for me. I signed into the verizon billing site and then closed my browser. Did other things for a couple of hours, opened my browser and the verizon tool still works.

3/05/2007 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just failed to log on. I updated to .95 and that didn't help. Did Verizon change things again?

3/05/2007 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

the problem should be fixed now with version 0.96.

3/06/2007 10:05:00 AM  

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