Well, I got an S2 yesterday and put in my sim card that O2 sent me with my balance after I had my old iphone stolen.
I have pay as you go and an internet bolt on that gives me 500mb/month of data usage when not on wifi.
On my iphone, I was able to check how much was being used in the settings, but I can't find this feature yet on the S2. Do you need to install a special app for that or is it already available on the phone's stock features?
+1 for Norton. I have tested a few others like Quota but Norton was closest to the Networks numbers. I have another app to log in to find the real network data usage but it runs about 3 days min behind.
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I use Data Counter, which is a App/widget that is free from the market, this tells you how much data you have used either daily, weekly, monthly and or total, it tells you amounts for Cell (3G), WIFI and Bluetooth, I love it.
There is also a Pro version (which is £1.50 I think), which I believe you (Surfer Joe) will be interested in as you can add a Quota to it, this shows as a bar at the bottom of the widget to show how much (of your quota) you have used.
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Originally Posted by Shotgun84
Try 3g watchdog from the market.
+1 for 3G Watchdog.
Very simple app, no bloat, just counts how much data you use and displays colour coded notifications in the notification bar (green = you're okay, yellow = you better watch it, red = holy crap you're nearly out of data!)
There are so many apps from Market. Its question of accuracy. When I got my phone, the person recommended STATS. I used that but it didn't seem accurate. I couldn't really test it out since my service provided at the time didn't give any readings.
Now they do, and after comparing noticed that STATS undercount by close to 150MB. That's actually a lot. So now using Netcounter and seems more accurate so far. Wish they had call counter and sms counter like stats though.
Anyway, you could always try out a few and see what is the most accurate and uninstall the rest. It might be different for every phone. That said, how accurate are the service provider numbers?
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