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How not to get overbilled on BSNL Dataone

BSNL's billing system for Dataone is totally messed up with respect to the "Night time unlimited" thingie.

Here's how you beat the system : Use software to control you connections (don't do the PPPoE using the modem). Use something like rp-pppoe and simply have a cron job that re-connects you at say 0210 (10 mins into the "unlimited period") and then again at 0750 (10 mins before the period ends) and schedule all your downloads in that session.

Done. Download all you want and you won't have to bother about excessive/wrong billing.

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 18th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
hey, how's it going?

sitting in the lounge at heathrow airport. they have terminals here with only browsers on screen. the task bar at the bottom says New Window, Close Window, and has a volume and clock applet on the right. The browser is quite definitely Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Home page is United Airlines. What do you think of that? Need to get some members of the london LUG to act on this.

Too paranoid to log in from a public terminal
- blues
fox2mike
Dec. 19th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
LOL!! :)

This is practically an email for all intents and purposes :)

Things are okay, I just woke up to this...so lets see how the day goes :p

Yeah, kick them London LUG into action. The setup you specify looks like kiosk mode...which we can manage quite effortlessly these days on Linux...

Lemme go get ready and start my day, Bon Voyage, seeya sometime here!

- fox2mike
fox2mike
Dec. 19th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm sure UA funded the boxes or pays heathrow to be the home page....

And your paranoia is warranted. Is there WiFi access?
bluesmoon
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
yep. hotspot in the lounge. the lounge was operated by UA, so I guess they could do what they wanted. I wasn't supposed to be in there as it's only for gold and platinum card holders, but someone on the ground goofed up and gave me a pass.
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tsk1979
Dec. 19th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
Its much easier on windows. you can schedule the windows dialer to log on at specific times. Windows scheduler does the trick.
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tsk1979
Dec. 19th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
If you use your windows machine to do a pppoe dial, then all you need is to schedule that dial at a specific time. Simple :D
(Anonymous)
Oct. 4th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
Unattended autodial on an iMac....
Please supply me with a way to auto-dial a specific phone number through my iMac modem at a specific time when the iMac is unattended. I'm guessing to maybe initialize the modem, send it a string (ex: ATDT12152345678,,,,12345,,,, ; where, as you probably already know, each comma is a 2 sec pause.) OR do as a "cron" job OR use something like Jon'sPhoneTool (http://homepage.mac.com/jonn8/jpt .) The simpler the better. It should work whenever the iMac is running, whether it's sitting at the login screen or when anyone may be logged in; so does that mean its part of the boot script??? The iMac runs MacOSX 10.4.7 on an Intel Core Duo. Please elp me out of a jam. Thanks, and please let me know any thoughts.
Pete
peter_d_walker@yahoo.com
(Anonymous)
Oct. 4th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Unattended autodial on an iMac....
Please supply me with a way to auto-dial a specific phone number through my iMac modem at a specific time when the iMac is unattended. I'm guessing to maybe initialize the modem, send it a string (ex: ATDT12152345678,,,,12345,,,, ; where, as you probably already know, each comma is a 2 sec pause.) OR do as a "cron" job OR use something like Jon'sPhoneTool (http://homepage.mac.com/jonn8/jpt .) The simpler the better. It should work whenever the iMac is running, whether it's sitting at the login screen or when anyone may be logged in; so does that mean its part of the boot script??? The iMac runs MacOSX 10.4.7 on an Intel Core Duo. Please elp me out of a jam. Thanks, and please let me know any thoughts.
Pete
peter_d_walker@yahoo.com
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