1. rafabr4's Avatar
    Hi! I'm about to buy a Windows Phone, but I want to know if there is an app that can measure my data usage.

    That information will make me choose either one plan or another. One plan gives me 250mb with a lot of minutes and messages, but If I exceed the limit they will charge me the extra Kb. The other plan gives me unlimited internet (with a policy that reduces my speed to 2G after 500mb), but I only get 60 minutes and 5 messages (which I always exceed).

    The first plan seems better for me, but I need to control my data usage so I don't exceed the 250mb mark. Is there any way that I can measure that?
    MAERSK likes this.
    03-23-2012 01:20 PM
  2. selfcreation's Avatar
    well first off: your Carrier offers you 2-3 ways to track your data.

    honestly 250mb is not enough. unless you turn off ALL your location+live tiles+notification = basically turn off every thing that makes WP cool.

    and no offense but does plan sounds HORRIBLE . lol . unless your paying 20$ for them.

    but for the moment I dont see an other app that allows you to track it.
    03-23-2012 01:32 PM
  3. rafabr4's Avatar
    250mb is not enough indeed if you have everything turned on, but I'm not a heavy user, I barely browse, rarely watch videos or download stuff. I just use Twitter, Whatsapp and sometimes Dropbox. Normally I'm not logged in to Facebook. So I think 250mb can be enough for me.

    Honestly the other plan sucks, despite of the higher internet limit. But this two plans are the best that I can afford. So I just need to control my usage I guess.
    03-23-2012 01:39 PM
  4. dkp23's Avatar
    To the point, there are NO apps to track data usage.

    If you have ATT, you can log into your ATT account and look at your usage at anypoint, that is what i do.

    not sure about other carriers, but i would assume each carrier will allow you to check online. As for an app? No.
    steve70 likes this.
    03-23-2012 01:45 PM
  5. eric12341's Avatar
    To the point, there are NO apps to track data usage.
    FALSE!!!! pageonce can do this. As for the topic at hand 250mb of data simply isn't enough no matter how you manage it,need at least 2GB. What carrier is this? T-mobile?
    03-23-2012 02:12 PM
  6. rafabr4's Avatar

    FALSE!!!! pageonce can do this. As for the topic at hand 250mb of data simply isn't enough no matter how you manage it,need at least 2GB. What carrier is this? T-mobile?
    No, actually I'm from Mexico, the carrier is called "Telcel". So, I guess I will have to stick to the "Unlimited (500mb policy) data plan" :(
    03-24-2012 02:10 PM
  7. eric12341's Avatar
    No, actually I'm from Mexico, the carrier is called "Telcel". So, I guess I will have to stick to the "Unlimited (500mb policy) data plan" :(
    oh yea I've heard of them. Whatever is best for your needs and budget I guess.
    03-25-2012 12:09 AM
  8. steve70's Avatar
    I'm 19 days in and have used 464MB. I have WiFi access almost everywhere. Probably would use less if I didn't live in the city (bored at stoplights). I def would go over in texts though. Good luck with your decision.
    03-25-2012 12:48 AM
  9. wolf1891's Avatar
    ...As for the topic at hand 250mb of data simply isn't enough no matter how you manage it,need at least 2GB. What carrier is this? T-mobile?
    ummmm... NO.

    I use my phone a LOT and I rarely hit 300mb in any given month. WiFi at work, WiFi at home. That accounts for the majority of my phone data usage right there and none of it goes on my data plan. The only time I'm really using my data plan is when I go out somewhere and, those are generally quick checks of email/weather/make or confirm reservations with Open Table. A 2gb data plan may be something of a standard these days for smartphones but it's definitely way more than I've ever needed so far. 250mb for someone who doesn't do too much data heavy useage is very doable I'd say (at least it is IF they have access to WiFi at their home and office).
    03-25-2012 12:37 PM
  10. eric12341's Avatar
    ummmm... NO.

    I use my phone a LOT and I rarely hit 300mb in any given month. WiFi at work, WiFi at home. That accounts for the majority of my phone data usage right there and none of it goes on my data plan. The only time I'm really using my data plan is when I go out somewhere and, those are generally quick checks of email/weather/make or confirm reservations with Open Table. A 2gb data plan may be something of a standard these days for smartphones but it's definitely way more than I've ever needed so far. 250mb for someone who doesn't do too much data heavy useage is very doable I'd say (at least it is IF they have access to WiFi at their home and office).
    well I don't have WiFi at home ,and I share my internet connection with my sis iPod touch so I def need 10GB.
    03-25-2012 02:23 PM
  11. tbonenga's Avatar
    How can pageonce track your app usage? I've used this app since my bb days. I'm with tmobile. I have 5 lines with them on old suncom rates. On my line I use a hd7. Tmo took me off the $15 bb plan and put me on the $5 tzone like my other 4 lines. Well something got screwed up. I have a $13,000 internet usage from march 2nd thru march 27th. Off course they credited me back but something is seriously burning in the background. I also use a Verizon hotspot at work and home. I wish I could track the culprit down. So if pageonce can do it please tell me how.
    03-28-2012 04:26 AM
  12. rafabr4's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies. I will stick to the Unlimited (500mb Policy) plan, I found that the cost of additional messages is much lower than the cost of additional MB, and is much more likely that I will exceed the MB limit. So this plan suits better for me.
    04-02-2012 12:58 PM
  13. evilrobot's Avatar
    but I have Wi-fi at work and home. I average about 150MB of my 200MB plan each month (don't think they offer the 200MB plan anymore though), but I also tend to turn off 3G entirely unless I'm away from home or work to make sure no data is being used when I don't want it to be.
    04-02-2012 01:19 PM
  14. eric12341's Avatar
    How can pageonce track your app usage? I've used this app since my bb days. I'm with tmobile. I have 5 lines with them on old suncom rates. On my line I use a hd7. Tmo took me off the $15 bb plan and put me on the $5 tzone like my other 4 lines. Well something got screwed up. I have a $13,000 internet usage from march 2nd thru march 27th. Off course they credited me back but something is seriously burning in the background. I also use a Verizon hotspot at work and home. I wish I could track the culprit down. So if pageonce can do it please tell me how.
    it just feeds the usage data from my.t-mobile.com
    04-02-2012 04:42 PM
  15. SolunaKitty's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies. I will stick to the Unlimited (500mb Policy) plan, I found that the cost of additional messages is much lower than the cost of additional MB, and is much more likely that I will exceed the MB limit. So this plan suits better for me.
    If texts are really eating into your wallet, you can sign up for a Google Voice account, and use the GoVoice app. However, it will use data, but I don't think it should be much.

    Out of the background tasks/apps I can turn off, I leave two on: HTC Hub and GoVoice. I am around wi-fi a lot. It's been 5 days into the billing cycle, and I have used 7.5/200 MB. I love Nokia Drive's offline navigation :D
    04-02-2012 06:06 PM
  16. CamiKitti's Avatar
    Yeah, I can barely last 200 mb a month. It costs me $15. My parents won't pay for 2 GB or 3GB
    04-02-2012 06:18 PM
  17. canesfan625's Avatar
    If texts are really eating into your wallet, you can sign up for a Google Voice account, and use the GoVoice app. However, it will use data, but I don't think it should be much.

    Out of the background tasks/apps I can turn off, I leave two on: HTC Hub and GoVoice. I am around wi-fi a lot. It's been 5 days into the billing cycle, and I have used 7.5/200 MB. I love Nokia Drive's offline navigation :D
    I wish I spent most of my time around WiFi. I'm glad i'm not stuck with Verizon or ATT. If Sprint ever decides to be stupid and turn away from unlimited data plans I am going to a can and string. On a good month I use ~1.5gb
    04-02-2012 06:19 PM
  18. eric12341's Avatar
    Yeah, I can barely last 200 mb a month. It costs me $15. My parents won't pay for 2 GB or 3GB
    ouch yea! If you don't have WiFi at home or in range like me, you can go over 200mb in a day


    I wish I spent most of my time around WiFi. I'm glad i'm not stuck with Verizon or ATT. If Sprint ever decides to be stupid and turn away from unlimited data plans I am going to a can and string. On a good month I use ~1.5gb
    They might as their network is taking a serious hit because of it. Not even Comcast or other wired ISPs do unlimited. T-mobile allows caps up to 10GB and throttled after for a little bit more than what you're paying on sprint.
    04-02-2012 09:39 PM
  19. jimski's Avatar
    Have an unlimited AT&T data plan, but keep WiFi on 24/7 as I have better signal strength both at home and in the office. I have "everything" turned on (Location Find My Phone, Updates, etc.) including 4 email account; 2 set to push and the others set to 15 min / 1 hour. Also have several push Live Tiles and 8 Background tasks. Average about 200MB/month. Have not exceeded 225MB in 12 months. Yesterday was Day8 of my cycle and I was at 49MB. I would lower my data plan but the $5/month is not worth the risk. Phone is never powered off and I go through an average 1.25/1.5 charges per day, to give you an idea of usage.

    So it is possible, but don't expect to stream music or videos while outside of WiFi range.

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    04-02-2012 10:33 PM
  20. woodbane's Avatar
    Jesus! What are y'all doing with your phones? LOL

    I have a Samsung Focus that's syncing 3 email accounts (all set to instant push delivery) and have ALL options switched on. I have half a dozen live tiles updating as well.

    I have NEVER gone over my 200MB AT&T plan, it's been close a couple of times but still, it IS possible to manage on a low data plan.
    MAERSK likes this.
    04-05-2012 01:14 PM
  21. ejb222's Avatar
    What are y'all doing with your phones? - Netflix...one movie has to be over 200mb...no?

    I have grandfathered unlimited with At&t and consistantly use about 2.5gb/month. How do you use less then 500mb per month?!
    04-05-2012 01:33 PM
  22. woodbane's Avatar
    What are y'all doing with your phones? - Netflix...one movie has to be over 200mb...no?

    I have grandfathered unlimited with At&t and consistantly use about 2.5gb/month. How do you use less then 500mb per month?!
    Because when I'm streaming movies or music, I'm doing it on wifi! Really, you're streaming movies over cellular data? No wonder your data use is high.

    I was really also relating to the OP in that if you are careful what you're doing and when you are streaming that it's entirely possible to not use a massive amount of data per month.

    I mean I guess it could depend on your location but there are so many wifi hotspots in my local area that I can nearly always use wifi.
    wolf1891 likes this.
    04-05-2012 01:39 PM
  23. rafabr4's Avatar
    Sadly, here in Mexico we don't have so many hotspots. I doubt you can use Google Voice here as well, normally that kind of services are only available in the USA. Anyways, I'm getting my phone by June or July, I'll let you know my data usage by then.
    04-11-2012 09:23 PM
  24. MAERSK's Avatar
    Hi! I'm about to buy a Windows Phone, but I want to know if there is an app that can measure my data usage.

    That information will make me choose either one plan or another. One plan gives me 250mb with a lot of minutes and messages, but If I exceed the limit they will charge me the extra Kb. The other plan gives me unlimited internet (with a policy that reduces my speed to 2G after 500mb), but I only get 60 minutes and 5 messages (which I always exceed).

    The first plan seems better for me, but I need to control my data usage so I don't exceed the 250mb mark. Is there any way that I can measure that?
    If you'll be soon getting a Nokia phone. Nokia is planning on releasing a Nokia Usage Monitor which tracks many things including phone, SMS and Data on a monthly basis so as to avoid overage charges.

    New Exclusive Nokia WP7 App Nokia Usage Monitor aims to eliminate overage charges | WMPoweruser

    Pretty nifty
    04-11-2012 10:28 PM
  25. rafabr4's Avatar
    If you'll be soon getting a Nokia phone. Nokia is planning on releasing a Nokia Usage Monitor which tracks many things including phone, SMS and Data on a monthly basis so as to avoid overage charges.

    New Exclusive Nokia WP7 App Nokia Usage Monitor aims to eliminate overage charges | WMPoweruser

    Pretty nifty
    Those are good news! Yeah I'm getting a Lumia 710, Nokia is doing a great job with updates and exclusive apps.

    BTW, my carrier plans have changed. Before, we had Unlimited Internet with speed lowering at 500mb to EDGE. Now we have only 3GB but with no speed lowering. After the 3GB they charge you the extra MB. Seems better.
    MAERSK likes this.
    04-15-2012 09:17 PM

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