O2 Broadband Usage Checker
Posted by Shane O'Sullivan on August 10, 2008
Update: This was written a long time ago, and O2 has not been kept up to date to match O2’s website. It probably doesn’t work any more
This modem works most of the time, and I’m relatively happy with it. However, customers are given a 10Gig transfer limit, which I found out recently (by being cut off with no warning) that O2 stick quite rigidly to.
The problem is that the tool that they provide to keep track of the amount you have downloaded is far from accurate. For example, it said I had downloaded 9.5Gig when I had downloaded 17Gig! When I complained, O2 told me I should be regularly logging in to their website to keep an eye on how much I’d downloaded – which is ridiculous of course.
Surely they could provide a tool that would tell me how much I’d actually used, and not some insanely bad approximation?
Well no, they can’t apparently. So I’ve written one. You can download it from http://www.chofter.com/apps . It runs a client side application that logs in to your account on the O2 website and reads your current broadband usage.
So enjoy (if you live in Ireland and use O2 broadband only of course 😉 ) . Below are some screen caps of the application.