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Tuesday 19 July 2016

Advanced Data Usage Tracker - App Review

The name of the App gives a strong clue as to its use... but it actually does quite a bit more.

Although ensuring that you do not go over your data usage if you are not on an unlimited plan, how about checking that nobody is piggy backing onto your wi-fi...

Now for the ACIDS test:

In order to monitor and receive automated alerts on your mobile (2G/3G/4G) you will need to enter the type of data plan you have, including the data limit (or the 'free' allowance), as well as the plan renewal periodicity and data. Usefully, you can also enter the amount you have already consumed (get the info from Settings/Mobile Data/Mobile Data Usage (Current Period); obviously this will only work if you are diligent enough to reset your usage to zero at the end of each period (it's so much easier to let the App take over afterwards).

Settings within the App allows you to set regular and emergency data usage alerts.

That's for the textual part; the fact is that the App is visually pleasing, giving weekly or monthly usage graphs, as well as trends.

In addition to this there is a speed test which measures your connection for latency and upload/download speeds, and then keeps an historical record for reference.

The App Costs $2.

If you are on an unlimited data plan then, you probably won't need the App, although it still supplies very interesting information.

There is no reason to suspect that the information supplied is inaccurate (although somewhat difficult to check on a review).

A word of caution (and not a reflection on the App), when measuring wi-fi connection speed, the values may well be throttled by your iOS device, rather than the router.

The App is self-contained, so no concerns on this front.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Never get a surprise mobile usage bill again.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Advanced Data Usage Tracker here and support for the App here.

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