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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by iamtheactor, May 26, 2010.

  1. iamtheactor

    iamtheactor Lurker
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    Hi! I have a 500mb useage max, and apparently I have gone over it already?! Help!!!

    Is there an app that will track the data use / data transfer so that I can keep an eye on it and ensure that this does not happen again?


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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Net Counter and a whole pile lot of other apps. Search the Market.
  3. boxx0r

    boxx0r Newbie

    Net counter didn't work for me. Said I had 0.0mb downloaded, while I was using 3G. If you have time, download another app from the market that counts data usage, and call up your service provider before and after to see how much you actually used, and then compare that to what the app says you used.
  4. m165

    m165 Well-Known Member

    3G watchdog works very well for me.

    You can set monthly limits and stuff so you shouldn't go over the limit!
  5. beenz

    beenz Android Enthusiast

    I use Data Counter Widget

    It shows your WiFi use and network use. Download and upload

    AppBrain Link
  6. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    Another 3G Watchdog user here, very good widget.
  7. I'm on a time-based data scheme with Globe. Is there an app that tracks based on time not on B/KB/MB/GB?
  8. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

  9. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    My data manager Free is the best one. Watchdog often freezes and forgets to count data.
  10. 6StringDave

    6StringDave Member

    This must be a stupid question, but are you sure your provider didn't install an app for this on your phone? I have a Verizon phone with a bill-pay and usage tracker app, and you would think that all carriers are interested in distributing phones with such apps - they save the company a lot of the money which they take from you when you pay online!
  11. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    I switched from "Data Counter Widget" to "My Data Manager Free". Both apps work well. (Just make sure it stays running in the background.) I like My Data manager Free much better. It has notifications to set for whatever your data plan is. It looks cleaner and has a list of all the apps and how much data they have used for the whole month. You can set it to start counting when your plan starts. Both are pretty accurate too.
  12. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    Most phones have a MY ACCOUNT app where you can view your info, but that app itself requires data usage, so it kinda defeats the purpose.

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