Ting offers great inexpensive cellphone service, so when Ingrid's organization needed to provide a cellphone for an employee, I naturally suggested she use them. However, Ting doesn't presently have an API to check usage. So I put together a Python program that can screen-scrape this information.
To use, write a file in ~/.tingrc with your ting username, password, and a list of the device(s) you want to print usage for:
ting_mail = '...@...' ting_password = '...' ting_phones = ['...', '...']If you don't make these settings, you'll be prompted for your ting login credentials each time, and show information about all phones.
Now, just run the program:
$ python ting.py Phone: Example Minutes 30 Messages 7 Megabytes 15 Generated in 6.4 seconds Fri Jan 4 13:41:08 2013
You can do anything you like with the output; I put it at a specific URL, which Ingrid's employee can check to ensure his usage is reasonable.
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Entry first conceived on 4 January 2013, 20:37 UTC, last modified on 14 January 2013, 15:00 UTC
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