We will be porting our number from AT&T and activating our ST SIM card soon on our iPhone 4. What is the best app to track data usage? I assume that the *DATA# will no longer work. I have seen Data Usage Pro and DataMan mentioned. It seems ST is based on a 30 day billing cycle as opposed to a monthly cycle. It would be nice if the app can track this type of cycle and reset itself each 30 days in accordance with ST's billing cycle. It would also be nice is it could run two parallel cycles ie, one for 30 days and one for a 24 hour period since user suggest staying less than 100MB/day AND 2GB/month.
Last edited by paroots; 07-30-2012 at 06:01 AM.
Thanks. Unfortunately, I don't plan to jailbreak since it's my wife's phone. It seems the capability to reset automatically on a 30 day (not monthly) cycle would be nice. Of course, a separate daily cycle would also be helpful.
I use data monitor from the app store and after testing for months I found its more accurate than the other. And it's free.
The iPhone does keep track of data usage, its in the settings, you would just need to remember to reset it.
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I was hoping to get more feedback on which data usage apps were popular esp given the fact that many users recommend staying below 100MB/day and 2GB/month. Here are some desired criteria for such an app:
- capable of 30 day billing cycle as opposed to the more common monthly
- alerts for both daily and monthly usage
- options to limit battery consumption
Yesterday we installed My Data Manager on our iPhone 4. We'll try it for awhile. We may also try DataMan. It also looks good at 99 cents. The one thing about My Data Manager I like is it's 3 levels of battery consumption from best battery life to worst:
- Location Services disabled
- Location Services enabled with Coarse detail
- Location Services enabled with Detailed detail
Also My Battery Manager has a very useful FAQ which includes info about battery consumption here:
Has anyone tried 3 G Watchdog for watching data usage?
Ok thanks. I am going to take a look at it then. I want to keep myself in check so to not be throttled. Although I really wish I knew what number I am aiming for. I have only had the phone for a couple of weeks actually so I have no idea what I am using.