How to Check BSNL Broadband Usage Details
IPs 59.xxx.xxx.xxx (NIB - I)
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If your IP address start with 59.xx.xx.xx, read on. There are a few tools which 117.xx.xx.xx users can also use.
Unless you use an unlimited plan, your bill will be based on your usage data as recorded by BSNL. If we use more than the allowed limit, we need to pay extra for this usage. Even if we are careful, some virus infection in our system can increase the chargeable units to a dangerous extent. It can happen even if you have a very good antivirus. Therefore it is important to monitor the usage closely. Unfortunately BSNL fails to provide useful information to its users. Many of us rely on a single BSNL site we managed to identify for monitoring the usage.
BSNL sites do not update on a real time basis and is neither dependable as it has a very high downtime due to maintenance and billing activities. From 1st to 5 th of every month, BSNL sites are totally unreliable as they are used for billing purposes than updating user details. If you are a new user, your usage details may not appear for about 2 weeks. From my personal experience, I can tell you that BSNL may update the usage on 1st of month on 20 th. I ended up with a huge bill after they did this to me.
Another common error is that many believe usage means only download. BSNL calculates your usage as download + upload
. If we use internet just for browsing, it will cost around 15 MB per hour in your usage stats. It is impossible to manually calculate the usage. Please use the following links. How to Check BSNL Broadband Usage details ?1. Use the following BSNL links
You can use any of the BSNL sites to check the usage. Please note that they can only be accessed from a dataone connection. You may not be able to check the usage from office or internet cafe.http://sancharnet.in/dataone.redirect.htmhttp://sancharnet.in/dataoneredirect.htmhttp://10.240.64.195http://10.240.89.199http://10.240.128.195http://10.240.16.195http://10.240.144.195http://dataone.in/2. Use a Bandwidth meter
BSNL links can be down at times. They do not update on a real time basis. Today's usage is shown after 2 days. So most of us use a Bandwidth meter. Click here
to download (Top Rated)
or try Networx Bandwidth Meter (Graphics supported)
. Other methods and tools :
The above mentioned are sources for information. Many were kind enough to write programs that we can save the trouble of logging into the portals. Let us discuss a few reliable options.1. Datafox
If you use Firefox, an add on called Datafox can retrieve data from BSNL site. Click here
to download 2. Dataone Quick Usage Finder
Dataone Quick Usage finder logs in automatically to the BSNL portal and retrieves data for you. It has a facility to calculate the billed amount (excluding telephone charges). If we exceed our usage, we can find out how much extra should be paid in the next bill. It also provides a Dialup Connection and disconnection scheduler for Night Unlimited Plans. Click here
to download.3. Dataone Tool
* Daily total of non free and free usage ( for those having night (2am to 8am) unlimited).
* Graphic display of daily usage.
* Option to auto login to dataone usage checking site.
* Summary of usage, daily average used , average usable, estimated bill etc.
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Hope you will find them useful. Please do spread the word and help your friends from falling prey to huge bills.
Please note that the above tools simply retrieve data from BSNL portals. If data in BSNL website is not up to date, you will get non finalized data.