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Before I get hooked on surfing with my 860 + audiovox RTM-8000, I was wondering if anyone knows of a network usage meter that would enable me to limit my phone bill.

I did simply think of using "ifconfig ppp0" to count the usage before hanging up, but I don't know if that would under-read as the protocol overhead probably adds quite a significant proportion to the bill.

Any ideas gratefull received.

the pppd program, before ending, it executes a terminating script; at that point, thereis an environment varibale that has the transmitted bytes.

I use a SonyEriscsson to bluetooth-connect to the internet, and when disconnecting the gprs, the amount of bytes showing on the phone screen exactly matched the value given by pppd.

For detailed info check pppd documentation.

For the required softwre that automatically makes your required transferred bytes checks and accounting, I leave that for you ;-)

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