NOTE: Launch! is no longer supported! Please read the information here for more details.

Launch and Control BigPond Cable

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Launch! is a Mac OS X application for launching and controlling login to Telstra's BigPond Broadband Cable network.

+ Login to Bigpond Cable from your Mac (PowerPC or Intel)

+ Usage meter shows how much you have downloaded

+ Automatic reconnection after waking from sleep

+ Displays calculations of costs when over your monthly allowance

+ Status menu item

+ Numerous other features.

Using Launch!

Launch! has two possible interfaces - a window interface, and a status icon in the menu.

Usage statistics are automatically updated to show current unrated usage.

Links to useful cable related web pages are provided in a slide out drawer and the status menu.

If you go over your monthly download allowance limit, Launch! can inform you of expected costs that you will incur. You can also set it up to disconnect you automatically when you exceed your allowance

Preferences allow you to set your login name and password, along with other options such as usage statistics updates, the type of plan you are on (for calculating costs when going over your monthly allowance), applications to launch on connection etc. You can also automatically retry connecting should connection fail.

The icon for Launch! also shows you when you are connected (red flames on the icon in the dock) and a usage statistics meter.

How much does Launch! cost?

Launch! is donation ware.  The software is fully functional, but if you like it, and want to see the application updated, or new applications being created, then please donate.

Please click on the donate button to make a secure donation.  Thank you. 


+ PowerPC or Intel Macintosh running OS X 10.3 or higher

+ BigPond Cable connection and cable modem

+ BigPond Cable internet account


The icon used by Launch! was generously provided by Ben Nelson from Nelson Design.


Launch! makes use of a modified version of the BPALogin program (distributed with this application) originally written by Shane Hyde and now on Source Forge. Many changes have been made to the source of BPA Login by Jamie Curmi, and are provided here.

The GNU general public Licence terms and conditions for BPALogin are available here.


Launch! is not a product of Telstra or BigPond Cable. It is not maintained or supported by Telstra or BigPond Cable. No warranty is made to Launch!'s usefulness, and no responsibility will be taken for loss incurred through its use or misuse.

NOTE: Launch! is no longer supported! Please read the information here for more details.

Launch! version 4.1

Launch! version 4.0

Launch! version 3.5

Launch! is Copyright © 2002-2007 Jamie Curmi (, All rights reserved.

Original BPALogin application distributed with Launch! Copyright 1999 Shane Hyde.