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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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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?

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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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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.

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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #4
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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.
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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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.
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 02:01 PM   #6
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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!
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #7
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PrÍtre much all providers have the possibility to monitor your usage, or have an app that is attached to your account.
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Jul 21st, 2014, 06:06 AM   #9
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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.

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Old Jul 21st, 2014, 07:48 AM   #10
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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.

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