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.
|Download for Vista:
Download for Google:
|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.
Click ‘Read More’ or scroll down to find out how to use it.
|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
|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
|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’.
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
|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.|
|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).|
|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.|
|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).
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.
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.
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.
The only affiliation I have with Virgin Mobile is that I have a mobile phone account with them.
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