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How do I block all mobile data traffic during (expensive) office hours?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androidisforporn, May 15, 2011.

  1. androidisforporn

    Thread Starter

    I want to make sure my Android does not use more data traffic than what my plan allows.

    My plan is as follows

    It allows unlimited usage from 17:00 in the evening to 08:00 in the morning, and all of saturday and sunday.

    But during weekdays office hours 08:00 to 17:00 data traffic is VERY expensive (at least for my wallet).

    So what I want is a good technical solution (not manually turing on and off) for making absolutely sure there is ZERO data traffic during the expensive periods, incoming or outgoing, but full access during the free periods.

    Mon-fri 08:00-17:00 = NO DATA TRAFFIC AT ALL
    All other times = FULL DATA ACCESS

    Can I do this by installing an App? Which one?

    Can I do this if I get the proper version of Android? Which version has it?

    Can I do this if I install a custom ROM? Which one?

    Thank you.

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  2. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Im sure there are apps like Juice defender and various similar ones which allow you to specify perameters for data traffic timing etc..

    May be worth searching on Appbrain or Market..
  3. androidisforporn

    Thread Starter

    Thanks! I have not heard about this before.

    According to the Juice Defender developer page there is some scheduling features

    "you can choose the times of the day when you want connectivity to remain disabled (Night*) or always enabled (Peak*), and set a completely different schedule for the weekend*."
    JuiceDefender - Latedroid | awesome apps

    But what exactly does that mean? Does that mean I can only choose between the schedules the developer has pre programmed (night, peak)? Can I block all data traffic mon-fri 08:00-17:00 (or better 07:55-17:05 to be safe) no matter what other Apps I install and when they try to connect?

    There is also another power saving app called Green Power. Some seem to claim it is more reliable than Juice Defender. Can that be used for scheduling mobile traffic in the way I want?

    Please anyone actually using or knowing Juice Defender (Ultimate?) or Green Power your help woud be much appreciated here :)
  4. androidisforporn

    Thread Starter

    Looking at this review it seems Juice Defender can not be used in the way I want.
    Juice Defender Beta, New User Interface, Better Performance
    Or are there some more scheduling features not seen here?

    I searched a bit and found another one called Internet Scheduler but it does not seem to be much used. I do not want to use experimental Apps, only reputable Apps that are proven to work my many others.
  5. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Tasker can do this. Tasker is the solution to just about any problem like this I think.
  6. Nozspark

    Nozspark Member

    I use timeriffic for this kind of thing,,,

    Just set it to turn off mobile data during your PEAK hours
  7. thebayisok

    thebayisok Newbie

    What about an airplane mode widget? That should work unless you were looking for something more automatic.
  8. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Did you read the OP?
  9. wrenhal

    wrenhal Newbie

    My first question is this: Where do you have that kind of data plan? That's sounds like you minutes. Free on nights/weekends, but takes minutes during the day. Data is usually an all or nothing thing. Accumulative no matter what time of day or night. Are you sure you're not getting them mixed up?

    2nd, if I'm wrong then this is a great app for settings by time of day: Timeriffic for Android | AppBrain.com .. If you want to do it based on location then: Tasker - Android app on AppBrain
    shawn1224 likes this.
  10. shawn1224

    shawn1224 Ex CEO-DNPSEA foundation

    Yea I'm pretty sure the OP is confused.
  11. The OP was not confused.

    In the US maybe such plans do not exist, but they do in some countries. Just like traffic pricing (driving is more expensive during rush hour) is probably unheard of in the US but normal other places. It is just the same with mobile traffic in some areas.

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