Phone apps to monitor usage?

Furr Bear

While I can certainly open a browser and check the dashboard - it would be nice to have a dedicated application that could quickly check usage, preferably using less data than doing so through the browser. (In an ideal world, it could be set to retrieve the info via data or SMS, at the user's preference.) 

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    Rodney Kleeberg

    I have been using an app called 3g Watchdog. You can find it on Google Play store. They have a free and paid version. I got the paid one after trying the free one. So far it seems pretty accurate.

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    Rodney Kleeberg

    I have been using an app called 3g Watchdog. You can find it on Google Play store. They have a free and paid version. I got the paid one after trying the free one. So far it seems pretty accurate.

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  • Comment author
    Rodney Kleeberg

    You can also set up alerts for usage on your account page. I have mine alert me at 4 different intervals as well as the 3G Watchdog program. 

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  • Comment author
    Shawn Thompson

    LBE Privacy Guard is great if you're rooted ;-)

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    Boris Kofman

    I've been using 3G Watchdog for a couple of weeks, and the usage consistently doesn't match Ting's. (Ting shows less.) Does anyone else see the same? I'll try LBE Privacy Guard and see what it shows.

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  • Comment author
    Rodney Kleeberg

    It doesn't match exactly for me but is within a few megabytes which is good enough for what I need it for.

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  • Comment author
    Ben Lucier

    Hey folks,

    I've marked this as 'Not Planned' since there are lots of apps that already do this and while we'll one day have an app for Ting, it may not track usage.

    -Ben

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  • Comment author
    Iris Ailin-Pyzik

    DroidStats

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nitro.phonestats&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsIm5pdHJvLnBob25lc3RhdHMiXQ..

    seems to be the most nuanced usage app that I've seen.  It is overkill for Ting, since time-of-day is irrelevant, there are no 'free' numbers and so on, and I don't know how accurate it is, but it certainly has lots of options.

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  • Comment author
    rosetta smith

    Does using my apps that need an internet connection run up my megabytes ?

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  • Comment author
    Renny M

    Hi Rosetta,

    Applications that need an internet connection will count towards your megabyte usage. The exact amount of usage varies quite a bit depending on the app. If you are connected to a WiFi network and accessing the apps, this activity will not count towards your megabyte usage.

     

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    rosetta smith

    Ok thanks ! So apps that don't need a connection won't use it up ?

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  • Comment author
    Paraic O

    That's exactly right! :)

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