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HenriHelvetica Jul 19th, 2014 02:49 PM

Data usage app
 
Taking a closer look @ my data usage since this past month, I went over 2.39G (charged @ $49.62 by rogers!). I have no idea how that happened seeing I don't stream THAT much - esp w/ wifi @ work. I have an app installed that does the job, but felt I should ask what others are using.

Anyone out there using one worth mentioning?

thx!

John Clay Jul 19th, 2014 03:15 PM

What's wrong with the built-in monitoring, assuming you have iOS 7?

There's no third party app that can accurately monitor data usage by process - iOS doesn't allow that kind of access.

HenriHelvetica Jul 19th, 2014 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Clay (Post 1753825)
What's wrong with the built-in monitoring, assuming you have iOS 7?

There's no third party app that can accurately monitor data usage by process - iOS doesn't allow that kind of access.

Didn't realize it was expanded now. I recall looking in prev OS's and prob never went back.

This still seems odd. 50G since sept '13 and I had 8.4 (my allowance + the overage) of it in 1 month?? very bizzare. And no warning (of course) form Rogers that I'm getting close.

I'm going to reset it for my next billing cycle and see what happens, and compare it to the 3rd party monitor I have and see.

Thx John.

heavyall Jul 19th, 2014 07:20 PM

I refused to pay a data overage bill once unless the provider could tell me what the data was used for. They absolutely couldn't -- as previously mentioned, Apple does not allow that level of access to the processes. The fun part was, the provider actually acknowledged the problem with that and waived the fee.

John Clay Jul 20th, 2014 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heavyall (Post 1753969)
I refused to pay a data overage bill once unless the provider could tell me what the data was used for. They absolutely couldn't -- as previously mentioned, Apple does not allow that level of access to the processes. The fun part was, the provider actually acknowledged the problem with that and waived the fee.

Huh?

It's your responsibility to monitor your usage, not your provider's. If anything, them being able to tell you how you're using your data is a massive invasion of privacy.

HenriHelvetica Jul 20th, 2014 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Clay (Post 1754241)
Huh?

It's your responsibility to monitor your usage, not your provider's. If anything, them being able to tell you how you're using your data is a massive invasion of privacy.

It actually is a breach of privacy to monitor the source.

BUT, i find it very odd to have such a spike in data usage in 1 month. You'd think they'd call to inquire. We're talking 2.5G, 40% past my allowance.

AND, the operator kindly gave me a sort of data-overdraft? meaning that for the next 2 months I would not be charged for overage. Hmmmm. It's hard to know what's going on @ TelCos. They make so much money from us!

IllusionX Jul 20th, 2014 02:25 PM

PrÍtre much all providers have the possibility to monitor your usage, or have an app that is attached to your account.

heavyall Jul 20th, 2014 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Clay (Post 1754241)
Huh?

It's your responsibility to monitor your usage, not your provider's. If anything, them being able to tell you how you're using your data is a massive invasion of privacy.

Nothing changed about how I used my device, that's why I disputed the charge. They claimed I had used several times more than I hadI ever had before. That's why I demanded that they provide proof of what the data was used for. They couldn't provide it, so I didn't pay.

tilt Jul 21st, 2014 06:06 AM

This: DataMan for iPhone - App Review | iMore

Monitors not just your data usage, but also your wifi usage. I have not come across any other app that does that. The built-in feature of the iPhone does not distinguish between wifi usage and data-plan usage; it just gives you a total figure which does not help with monitoring data-plan usage.

Cheers

John Clay Jul 21st, 2014 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tilt (Post 1754625)
The built-in feature of the iPhone does not distinguish between wifi usage and data-plan usage; it just gives you a total figure which does not help with monitoring data-plan usage.

Cheers

It does, under Settings -> Cellular. It breaks it down by application, and system services.


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