I am trying out Platinumtel and is on their Real PAYO plan. Wonder what is a good app to control data usage for my Android phone (LG L9).
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Thanks. My phone is rooted. At the play store, there is Android Firewall and Droidwall. is Android firewall better than Droidwall?
Originally Posted by https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jtschohl.androidfirewall&hl=en
I use Droidwall to restrict data access for each app. I also add a 3Gwatchdog widget on my home screen to show the usage. It's has been working very well for me. Since my goal is to use push services for emails, calendar and to use Google voice and Whatsapp in real time hence I enable those app in Droidwall. In addition of enabling those apps, I find the need of enabling "Google Service Framework service" as well in order for GV to work 100%.
Another way is to use the feature built in the Android OS.
You can limit data. There is a marker for a warning and another for total block of data.
You can block data usage per app. Just select the app from the list then select menu again and you get an option to restrict data for that app.
It's in system settings/data usage\set mobile data limit.
I installed Android Firewall & 3Gwatchdog yesterday and they work out well so far. One thing I do notice is there still some data usage even though the phone was connected to my WiFi network overnight. As of this morning, 2.3KB were sent/received. Not the end of the world in term of cost, just curious why that is the case.