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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Surfer Joe, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Surfer Joe

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    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?
     

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  2. Shotgun84

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    Try 3g watchdog from the market.
     
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  3. ironass

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  4. heshanj

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    norton utilities is another good app, its wat i use.. it monitors ur data usage, among many other thing :)
     
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  5. Remeniz

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    I use O2's mobile website to check all my allowances and usages.

    Just Google O2 in your browser and goto 'My O2'. Then bookmark it.

    :)
     
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  6. DaveSyd

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    +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.
     
  7. Mutant04

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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
     
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  8. matttye

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    +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!)
     
  9. Hawker

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    I used to use data counter but I found it was causing wakelocks.
    Currently using 3g watch dog. I'll see how accurate this if in a while and might try my data manager if its too far out
     
  10. Surfer Joe

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    Thanks everyone, I will check those out and see which one I like.
     
  11. aalmomin

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    THIS SCARES ME!!:thinking:
     
  12. heshanj

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    lol. data usage scares u? turn it off :D
     
  13. Russell Ng

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    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?

    Cheers
     

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