Virgin Mobile Balance Gadget Updated

The next version of the Virgin Mobile Balance Gadget is out! Improvements include:

  • Support for accounts with multiple mobiles. You can now select which mobile number data is displayed for.
  • Bug Fixes for fetching data in Google Gadgets.

 

Virgin Mobile Phone Credit Balance Gadget Download for Vista:

VirginMobileBalance.gadget

Download for Google:

VirginMobileBalance.gg

Virgin Mobile Phone Credit Balance Gadget
Make sure you right-click the link and choose ‘Save As’ or the file extension may revert to ‘.zip’ and you will need to rename it as noted in the Installation section.

Requirements:

  • Windows Vista or Google Sidebar
  • An Australian Virgin Mobile Account

Click ‘Read More’ or scroll down to find out how to use it.

Installation

Virgin Gadget Vista Installer Icon Download the gadget for your sidebar of choice above and
double click the icon. When prompted click ‘Install’ or ‘OK’. 

Once installed the Virgin Mobile Credit Gadget will appear in your sidebar.

Note: If your browser changes the extension of the file to
‘.zip’ simply rename the extension to ‘.gadget’ for vista or ‘.gg’ for
google.

Virgin Gadget Google Installer Icon

Setup

How to open Virgin Gadget Vista Options In Vista Sidebar simply place your mouse over the gadget and click the ‘wrench’
icon when it appears. 

In Google Sidebar simply place your mouse over the
gadget and click the ‘down arrow’ icon when it appears. Then select ‘options’.

How to open  Virgin Gadget Google Options

 

The setup screen will then be displayed. Put your mobile number in the first box
and your mobile account pin in the second box. 

In the third box enter the number of the mobile number usage details should be displayed for.

Then click ‘OK’.

Security Note:

Vista Sidebar stores your password on your computer.

Google gadgets stores your details on your computer unless you enable the web/roaming option in which case the data will be saved on google’s server. The gadget uses google’s encryption options which should protect your
details in this case.

Options for virgin mobile gadget in vista sidebar Options for virgin mobile gadget in google sidebar

Usage: Post-Paid

Gadget near beginning of month with most of data quota remaining Your call usage for the month is always displayed in the red area of the gadget. The data usage is green when less than 25% of the quota has been used.
Once you have used more than 25% of your data quota usage is displayed in white. Gadget halfway through month with moderate data usage
Gadget near end of month with data quota nearly used up. When 85% or more of your quota has been used the data usage will be displayed in bright red to warn you that you are nearly over your limit (so you can avoid the hefty over usage fees).

Usage: Pre-Paid

When you have new credit the green ‘New Credit’ message is displayed. You can make your credit last longer by trying not to make any calls or send any messages, as your credit will not begin to expire until you start using it. New virgin credit on gadget
Remaining virgin credit on gadget Once you have started using your credit the amount left and time remaining to use
it are displayed.
On the day your credit will expire the red ‘at midnight’ message is displayed. You
can make the most of your credit by calling anyone might need to talk to over the
next few days so you don’t need to start your next block of credit so soon (Be careful
though if you use it all up and you have auto top-up turned on you will start using
your next block of credit).
Midnight virgin credit exipry on gadget

Refresh

The gadget updates your current balance bi-hourly. If you have just made a call and want to update your balance immediately just click on the gadget.

Licence

This gadget is free for personal use and is provided on an ‘As Is’ basis. You may not sell it and should always direct people to this site so they can download the latest version.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to trent77, who made sure that the post-paid functionality was working correctly.

Thanks to Skunks Monks, who did extensive testing for the multiple mobile account feature.

Disclaimer

The only affiliation I have with Virgin Mobile is that I have a mobile phone account with them.

Suggestions & Help

If you have any suggestions or need some help you can email me at contact@robotification.com however please note if I am busy I may take a while to respond.

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