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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by J7J, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. J7J

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    Hi,

    I got my Samsung Galaxy S2 today (YAY!).

    I am still playing around, but just want to ask a quick question.

    If I want to monitor what gets downloaded with my mobile internet, how can I set this? I would for example like to work on mainly Wi-Fi at home, with my mobile internet being used when I am out and about.

    How do I make sure that I am using Wi-Fi bandwidth and not mobile internet data?

    In short, I would like to be able to play around and download apps without fearing the bill at the end of the month! If I use my mobile internet to download things, I would like to do this sparingly and by choice (not by default).

    Please help?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. daz_2000

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    If your connected to wifi. It will use that ahead of mobile data. You can get some mobile data counter Widgets from market if you want to keep track.
     
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    There are many apps you can download (free) from the market that will keep track of your usage. You can even get some to warn you when you approach a pre-defined limit.
    3G watchdog is popular i believe.

    I have a simple widget on my homescreen to total up my usage called data counter widget, and this keeps track of monthly, weekly and daily totals (both data+wifi separately)
     
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    I have a link on my home to My o2 account where I can see my usage in near enough real time.

    Just out of interest I have 500mb per month. My 1st month has just gone by and I used less than 300mb mobile internet.

    But I've probably done more than 500mb in wifi zones which is ok cause it's free.
     
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    3G watchdog is the easiest way to do it :)
     
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    Yeap, and if you know the day of the month your new billing cycle starts you can set it to auto reset the quota counter and always know your usage for the current billing cycle.
     

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