My Data Manager
If you do not want a surprise, either while traveling or at home, you need to have an App to monitor your data use. Recently I was visiting a friend who told me he received a phone call from his carrier, saying he had over run his data plan, and he should buy the next plan up, for an extra $20 per month. That sounds like good advice, but what if he does not really need to spend the extra $20 per month? Maybe he just needs to delete a few Apps that are not being used, but use data regularly. I learned what Apps were using data while not in use by installing My Data Manager. I installed the App and then left my phone for a few hours. When I picked it up, I learned the phone had used several megabytes of data, but I did nothing with it. One App that used the most data was my weather App. I considered how little I actually used the APP, but on a schedule the App would check the weather so when I did look at the App, it would have the information I needed. Instead I choose to place a bookmark onto the same service website. Then on the rare occasion a quick look out my window did not tell me what the weather was, I could check the website. Drastically reducing my data use. I reviewed several other Apps with the same thought, is the data use worth it? I deleted several little used Apps and cut my data use by 25%.
Download the My Data Manager App now for iPhone and Android from www.mobidia.com/ or search for My Data Manager in iTunes or Google Play.