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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mratlndmrk, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. mratlndmrk

    mratlndmrk Well-Known Member
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    Let me get this out in the open...I don't trust AT&T.

    Now that that is out of the way, are there any good data usage apps that will track data usage to the minute? I hate the fact that AT&T "eventually" shows your data usage and then sort of groups several usage activities into 1. It's impossible to try and match up what they report I used based on time of day because of their lag in reporting. Anyway, I just want to make sure that I'm not getting hosed.....which I'm pretty sure I (we all) am.

    BTW, I would like to monitor usage per session and not just cumulative usage.
     

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  2. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member
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    i have an app called att myWireless and i check that, it seems to be right on the amount of data i have used. there is also 3g watchdog and you can set it to warn you when you get close to your data limit
     
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  3. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    Try dodol phoneusage.
     
  4. getDange

    getDange Well-Known Member
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    OP, trust or not, AT&T will bill you based on their numbers. You can't include some crappy and questionable market app's statistics with your bill and ask AT&T to bill you differently.
    Just use that handy "ATT check data usage" phone number in your address book to get detailed usage stats from time to time. I am on 200 MB plan and now that my usage settled to normal, I am well within the bucket. Granted I do not watch youtube over 3G (only because 3G sucks in New York City), but otherwise I am a heavy user.

    Sorry this does nothing to answer your question, just wanted to share my opinion.
     
  5. chicknlil

    chicknlil Well-Known Member
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    This.

    Also, if you have JuiceDefender, you can set 3G Watchdog up to turn off your 3G when you start approaching your limit.
     
  6. jrdoll28

    jrdoll28 Active Member
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    Just dial *3282#. 3282=DATA.
     
  7. mratlndmrk

    mratlndmrk Well-Known Member
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    Thanks all. I installed 3G watchdog and it is doing exactly what i was looking for. As for for dialing *DATA#, I assure you that the information provided by that is NOT up to date (to the minute). Besides, I was looking for something that I could check immediately after using an app to see what amount of data is being used and 3G watchdog gives me that.
     
  8. Boldt

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    3G watchdog is top shelf. I have the old school unlimited data plan (never giving that up) but I use it for the same purpose you said, I just like to know. Pretty handy tool...
     
  9. looksbetterinred

    looksbetterinred Well-Known Member
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    I use 3G watchdog and bump it up against what AT&T every few days and it's spot on.
     

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