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Keeping track of 3G usage

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Thunderer, May 27, 2011.

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    So today bough the micro sim for my ipad2 to have internet access all the time.

    now my question is whether there is a way for me to keep track of my usage and also a way to send and/or receive smss.


    thank you.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    'Settings', 'General', 'Usage' will tell you the net data sent and received over the cellular network. If you have XSysInfo that will tell you too. However, you need to be aware that this is the net usage, not the gross that includes all the IP protocol overheads. It's difficult to be precise, because this overhead is a fixed amount per packet and the net data in each packet will vary, but add about 25% to the net and you shouldn't be far off. Gross is important because that's what the network service provider will charge you for....

    Tim
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    Also, your provider most likely has a web site with estimated usage on it. It is always just a tad behind, but should give you an idea when you are getting close.
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    I use a iPad 1, am on a AT&T Prepaid plan and find the numbers reported by Settings->General->Usage vs the ATT iPadlanding site are very very close. Generally within 1MB of each other.
    Just remember to reset the Usage counter when you renew your data plan.
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    I use "My Data Usage App". It keeps a record on the app and is pretty accurate. We use our 3G with Verizon primarily.
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    With Rogers in Canada, we have the app My Rogers where every stats is available. Pretty useful...

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    I use Download Meter app. This app gives you the ability to "budget" how much data you use everyday during the month.
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    tnx all for your feedback. will look into the apps to see which one bests suits my needs, but the latest app adviced, download meter, is quite good as fromm what i have ad in the app store, there is no need to reset my usage every month, as it shows each month seperately. also, the fact that you can see the daily usage is a bonus + for its price is worthed.

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    Rogers App

    I got the rogers app too, I got a question maybe you can help me with. How often does the app reset to the data usage? It says 4 hours but when I do check 4 hours later it hasnt changed.
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    It can take more than that sometimes. I've asked about that issue already to Rogers and they would investigate. I also have the central flex at home for my home phone line and the Rogers app is also working with it. Pretty cool!

    VicoPad addict!

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