Sunday, May 27, 2007

Verizon Minutes Used Firefox Extension Version 0.98

You can download the new version here .

This update fixed an issue with the latest verizon site layout. It doesn't seem to work for everyone. Please check back in a week for an update.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The update doesn't seem to be working. The auto update keeps reporting a new version.

5/27/2007 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous JeSTeR said...

I'm still getting the "failed to parse the minutes used" message.

5/27/2007 09:00:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

doesn't work for me either :-(

5/27/2007 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same Parse error here. I am configured as "East" Region, if it helps your debug process.

5/27/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to Tools, add-ons, find updates. Updated to .980. Restarted browser and it shows my minutes so it is working fine for me now. thanks

5/27/2007 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winston, firefox v2.0.0.3 did not detect an upgrade from.971

so uninstalled and reinstalled and fail to parse. going to uninstall once more and try reinstalling and upgrading

5/27/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger shadstein said...

I upgraded to 0.980 from the blog page. It works. I'm using Firefox 2003.

5/27/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger shadstein said...


5/27/2007 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Scott said...

Not working. I uninstalled 0.97 and installed 0.98 from the website. Restarted Firefox and clicked on Check Usage Now. I still says Loading Verizon minutes used.

I love the program, though! Thanks so much.

5/28/2007 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

downgrade to .971 then attempting to upgrade on saw the upgrade and installed it. however this did not fix the fail to parse issue

also tried on another machine with ff v1.06. this did see the update first time but the update did not work.

are there any settings that should be cleared and reentered?

5/28/2007 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger cnl said...

on the off chance you might want to be able to see a non working please let me know and i will grant you access (through logmein) and you can work remotely on my computer

5/28/2007 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new version doesn't work for me either.

Winston, you can always use my account to test if needed.

5/28/2007 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is definitely not working.

5/28/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working Great... thanks!!!

5/28/2007 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Winston Huang said...

i will look at why it doesn't work on some accounts. check back in a week as i am not available for the next week.

5/28/2007 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Auto-updated itself, and working fine for me. Thanks again Winston!

5/28/2007 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those of you that it is working is your account a family plan or a single phone plan?

5/28/2007 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Family plan, not working

5/28/2007 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

It worked for me. The update was detected (by the Update Notifier extension) - and works as it should (displaying my minutes) after being installed. Thanks again Winston!!

5/28/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add me to the rather short list of people for whom this update is working. Thanks, yet again, Winston.
If it makes any difference, I used 9.7.1 and then auto-updated to 9.8. I'm using FFv2.0.0.3, East region, family plan=no, no phone number (I am guessing that none of the other settings apply to the connectivity problem).

5/28/2007 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, thank you Winston for all your work on the very useful extension!

However this version doesn't work for me either. I have a family plan. I tried various combinations of region: east/west, show family plan total usage: yes/no, verizon number: entered/not entered and they all result in "failed to parse the minutes used". firefox v2.0.0.3, updated from 0.971 to 0.98 by clicking on the .xpi.

Sounds like it works if you don't have a family plan and doesn't work if you do have a family plan.

5/28/2007 11:28:00 PM  
Blogger Falco98 said...

works for me. thanks again, winston!

5/29/2007 01:07:00 AM  
Blogger Jon Kunze said...

Not working for me either. I have a family plan.

5/29/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger jae said...

not working for me, family plan.

thanks for fighting the good fight!

5/29/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Auto Update didn't work for me, but installing it from your site did! Thanks - it fixed the unable to parse error I was getting

5/29/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

I got it working. If it's still not working for you, try this:

1. right-click, choose "Options"
2. Click OK.
3. right-click, choose "Check Usage Now".

This worked for me on both my computers.

5/29/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Not working and none of the tricks helped either including uninstalling and reinstalling. Always stuck on 'loading Verizon minutes used...' and 'check usage now' is no help.

Great product and wish I could help fix it.

5/29/2007 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger wiscomm said...

Update works great - Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/

The MUST HAVE extension for FF/Verizon! Thanks!

5/29/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working for me with FireFox

5/29/2007 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Ursula said...

It's working for me, and it was way cool that firefox prompted me for it when I opened my browser! Are you now all officially sanctioned by mozilla? If so, congrats! (Or if you were already and I just didn't know it, then pardon my ignorance.)

As always, a million thanks for this nifty tool!!!

5/29/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its giving me my minutes, but it still says "unable to parse etc." where it used to give me extra stats with the mouse rollover

5/30/2007 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auto-updated and works perfectly for me.

5/30/2007 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Chris N said...

Ive figured out that if you have a phone number entered it wont update correctly. If you have a family plan and you don't set the number I think it picks up the first number displayed. The family plan option doesn't change anything as far as the bug is concerned.

Great app, I love having a quick glance if I'm close to my minutes or not as I tend to go over quite often. Much appreciated work.

5/30/2007 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to an update that works for me :)

5/30/2007 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Noah said...

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5/30/2007 03:04:00 PM  
Blogger Noah said...

I'm in the "West" region, have only a single line and the minutes show up just fine. My browser is Firefox running on Windows XP Professional. Hopefully, this will be of assistance in tracking down the problem for those who are experiencing it.

P.S. Your plugin is phenomenal! Too bad VZW doesn't endorse it.

5/30/2007 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job keeping up with the changes.. it is very much appreciated... Thanks again

5/31/2007 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works great for me, I downloaded from this blog.

5/31/2007 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Audrey* said...

Waaaah!!! Mine's not working either. It was working fine until it updated and now it won't. I even uninstalled it and reinstalled the older version- bueno por nada. I have a family share plan, no number displayed, Firefox and am logged into my account online. I read all the comments and everyone seems to have worked it out. What am I doing wrong?

5/31/2007 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Stretchr said...

Using v0.98 on Firefox, mine never updates. Always shows "Loading Verizon minutes used...". It was working until just recently.

I have checked and verified account info and have tried increasing timeout but nothing seems to work. I even uninstalled/reinstalled the extension. No joy. Hopefully this will get fixed. This is a GREAT extension to have!

Thank you!

6/01/2007 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger Stretchr said...

FWIW, forgot to include that I am using Family Plan as well. Also, my auto update hadn't worked since back in the v6x era.


6/01/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you guys download 0.98 from this site? Every time I click the download link I get the error "file does not exist" (and it's referencing a file on

6/02/2007 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This version doesn't work for me. Latest FF/ Win XP

Thanks for all your work on this!

6/02/2007 04:52:00 PM  

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