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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by akmac831, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. akmac831

    akmac831 Lurker
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    Just wondering if anyone has found a good app to keep track of data usage. Curious because I know Verizon only allows 5gigs and want to keep track of my usage to better manage it. I use a lot of data because im tethering my droid to my desktop for internet - saves me $35 a month, no more giving comcast money for internet YES!!!


    thanks,
    ak.mac
     

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  2. vzwdts

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    Dial #DATA from your phone and VZW will send you a text letting you know how much data you've used.
     
  3. colnago

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    I got 3 different answers at the same VZ store about pricing on tethering plans...last answer was that it was and additional $30/mo. on top of the $30 PDA plan. Anyway, I installed NetCounter...free app from the Android Market.

    In case you didn't know about them, just one of many different tethering routers:

    PHS300 Personal WiFi Hotspot | Cradlepoint Technology
     
  4. Fabolous

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    I just use the MyVerizon app/link. Does a nice little summary when you click on usage of your minutes/texts/data.

    By the way, the 5GB limit is only if you tether. If you download the MyVerizon app, you will see that your data allowance is unlimited.
     
  5. akmac831

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    I'll check it out. BTY save yourself $30 and download PdaNet from the market. Allows you to tether for FREE!!!
     
  6. colnago

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    Yeah, I know...also told at the store that DROID "doesn't tether right now, may be available later". :rolleyes:

    I have a Cradlepoint, the non-battery version, as a redundant circuit, in case I lost FIOS and Comcast (work from home).
     
  7. wazup7

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    Root your phone--download one of any of the wifi-hotspot apps--good to go.

    I'm a bandwidth-hog so I'll wait for 4G/Verizon/Android to fall into place.
     

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