NoO!! I am really pissed off!!
This mean I wont be able to dowload much anymore using my OptusNet cable! I am so sad :( .
Today is the day that many OptusNet Cable subscribers hoped would never come. According to reports from The Age, SMH and Australian IT, and confirmed by Whirlpool directly with Optus, NetStats will be phased out on July 1 and 'soft limits' will be placed on the OptusNet Cable service. If the user goes over this limit, the speed of their service will be capped to around 28.8k. Uploads will not be counted.
An Optus Public Affairs spokeswoman said Optus planned to make a full announcement to customers this week with more details.
The plans for Optus Choices subscribers will be as follows:
550MB - $54.95
3GB - $69.95
5GB - $134.95
10GB - $265.95
No information is available regarding non-Choices prices, but past experience shows that it could be in the order of $5 more per month. Existing contracts will be honoured and they will be able to continue using NetStats until the end of their term (the average user will most likely take a dive after 1 July though).
Still unknown is whether there will be 'free sites' where downloads won't be counted, such as game servers.
[B]Taken from www.whirlpool.net.au
The reason I posted this was becuase I'm going to need to keep track of how much I download in the future, so I want to write/obtain a program that logs every byte that you recieve over the active connection and erases this log every month.
Does anybody know of a program that does this, or better yet, does anybody have some code that would be able to log this information? (I could add all the other feutures myself).
I would be VERY APRECIATIVE if anybody could donate this code. I could be a sort of open-source donation to this board that everybody can share ;) . C'mon, I beg of you - I need this!
Thank you VERY much