Onavo comes close, but via a different method (Closing apps that tries to use 3G when set to WiFi only)
Last edited by Elimentals; 13-06-2012 at 01:20 PM.
.... and thanks for all the fish.
The first thing I did when I got my HTC Desire HD, was to add a 2GB data bundle for the first month. Just to see how much data I would use if I totally went berserk with internet usage on my phone.
Well, it turned out my sweetspot was around 500MB a month, so from then on I purchased the 500MB data bundle, which turned into a 250MB data bundle with wi-fi at home (8ta 10GB with Huawei B683 router).
Facebook now chows data with the timeline feature, as it's photos and more photos. And with the Galaxy S3's resolution, it will show you all the nice pics in their full resolution, albeit at the expense of more data usage. It doesn't take a very clever person to figure that one out.
The other place where you can look, is under Settings > Accounts and sync. See it there are not other stuff enabled, like Stock, News and weather, etc. Then disable it and you should be fine.
Also, widgets running on your home screens with live feeds will also consume data.
Ok, enough of that.....my big question really is....if you can afford such an expensive phone, surely a 500MB/1GB data bundle bolted onto your contract will not be the end of your world?
The Samsung Galaxy S2 - It is the only phone you will ever need.
I'm using the razr, still working on normal 2.3, so far used 75MB today, haven't used the market or downloaded anything that can recall, this is according to the moto data manager. Checked what apps are using so much, gallery is almost half of my total data consumption? Facebook, social, Instagram and play store using the rest.
In my experience, data usage can vary quite a bit depending on the specific Rom. My phone used more data while just 'idling' when I still had the stock Rom installed (Motorola Defy). My data usage decreased to less than 1Mb per day when I installed Cyanogenmod, with Google syncing (Gmail, Calender, Contacts) and Whatsapp running 24/7.
My sister recently started using a Samsung Galaxy Y Pro with the stock software. With only Whatsapp installed, that thing chows through anything between 5-10Mb per day. I guess certain stock Roms have some data hungry components, which are hard to control. The solution, as far as I am concerned, is to install a custom Rom. At the very least, it worked for me.
Ultimately, we shouldn't have to worry about a few megabytes this way or that way. If only SA's networks would wake up.