There are a couple of ways to purchase and manage Tokens.
From the Download Status Meter ... that should be right on your Sys Tray:
A link can be saved in your browsers "favorites" that goes directly to your "Dashboard", After logging in you will find access to token management here:
Here is a "How To" regarding Tokens:
There are several ways to purchase tokens. This will illustrate one of them:
Open your "Dashboard" here:
Before we can discuss Tokens, we have to understand the details of "Data Buckets"
You really have three sources of data from which to draw:
(times are for Gen4 monthly plans)
(all times are "local")
(click on pictures for larger images)
#1: Anytime Bytes (8am to 2am)
#2: Bonus Bytes (2am to 8am)
#3: Token Bytes (used when Anytime Bytes are depleted)
The above shows all three "data buckets"
One method of purchasing Tokens is to click the "Token Management" link as shown below:
That links brings up the following:
As shown below, that page has two parts:
The "purchase" area and the "available" area:
Clicking one of the "purchase" links will cause that denomination of Token to be charged to your bill. It is NOT however ready for use ... it is added to an "available" category.
After clicking "purchase" watch the screen closely. A very brief confirmation screen will appear:
After the confirmation, the number of "available" Tokens will increase by one:
At this point you have been charged for the Token, you "own" the Token, but it has NOT been added to your allowance yet.
In fact it is NEVER added to your Anytime or Bonus Bytes allowance categories. however after "USE" it is added to your "Token Bytes" data bucket (#3 in the first graphic)
In order to release a Token for use we have to click the "use" button:
After you click "use" two things will occur:
The number of "available" Tokens will decrease by one
The value of the Token will be added to your "Token Bucket":
After a short delay, refresh the meter display and the Token data should be visible in your "Token Bucket":