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Is there any good method to track mobile data usage?

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+jnelsoninjax    11,838

My plan only has 500 MB of data each month, and that is usually good, since WiFi is everywhere, but I am wondering if an app or other method to track (reliably) the amount of data being used.

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firey    3,908

Well, android has data usage built right in under settings. Could also just check your mobile providers website, they usually have a counter.

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+jnelsoninjax    11,838
9 hours ago, firey said:

Well, android has data usage built right in under settings. Could also just check your mobile providers website, they usually have a counter.

I know, but it is not accurate, it still shows that I have used 0.1 GB and it has not changed in months.

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Nick H.    9,746

I used to use 3G Watchdog, but I haven't used it for a couple of years since switching to an unlimited plan.

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firey    3,908
9 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

I know, but it is not accurate, it still shows that I have used 0.1 GB and it has not changed in months.

What isn't accurate? Mines always been spot on...

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+jnelsoninjax    11,838
5 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

I used to use 3G Watchdog, but I haven't used it for a couple of years since switching to an unlimited plan.

Thanks for the recommendation, this looks like it might work.

 

Just now, firey said:

What isn't accurate? Mines always been spot on...

I am running Adguard, which uses a proxy, therefore the data usage is not reported correctly.

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firey    3,908
4 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Thanks for the recommendation, this looks like it might work.

 

I am running Adguard, which uses a proxy, therefore the data usage is not reported correctly.

Well that's maybe something you should have said. You are using apps that changed the data usage. I don't and mines always within 10 mb.

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Rippleman    3,850

I don't know if they have it in the USA with all cell companies, but here in Canada, each of the carriers have a account app that show you what your account data usage is. Note that it's not real time and behind a couple hours before it gets updated.

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