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I infrequently browse on my netbook via my 3G cell/mobile phone.

The data becomes EXORBITANTLY expensive once I've gone over my cap. AND the telco's online usage meter can be up to 2 days out of date. I'm a bit fearful of windows update yanking down a service pack or something like that.

Can someone recommend a little utility that can monitor my data usage? Just something simple, low on resources, for Windows XP.

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What OS are you using? – Col Sep 30 '09 at 8:05
win xp, updated the question.. – russau Sep 30 '09 at 8:12

A long time ago I used to use a utility called netlimiter to throttle the amount of bandwidth any given application would use. They make a free version which you can download on this page which will give you all the information you need to track how much bandwidth you are using on your computer.

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