Top 3 apps to help you track mobile data usage



Almost everyone who uses a smartphone or tablet in Nigeria keeps tabs on their data plans so as to track their data usage. As it is, the wireless network providers in the country ensure consumers pay too much for little, and so tracking acquired data becomes essential.


Users aim to control bandwidth speeds to ensure they maximize data acquired per allotted time and fortunately, developers have   come up with certain apps to help users achieve this aim very easily and without much stress.


Visiting Nigeria and looking to put a pin on your data usage?, Africa’s no. 1 online hotel booking portal lists the top 3 of these apps that help both iOS and Android users monitor and manage their data usage.


My Data Manager

A data-packed app created by Mobidia Technology, My Data Manager takes complete control of your mobile data and usage, helping it users boycott heavy phone bills and  maximize their data plan efficiently. Easy to use, this app features simple-to-understand visualizations which help track historical app time and app usage, and even sets usage alarms to avoid overage charges where applicable.  Users can also track the data usage of apps such as Skype, WhatsApp and Viber individually, and set limits for each as well. My Data Manager is free and available for both Android and iPhone.

Onavo Extend by Onavo

Also Available for iOS and Android, and currently gaining CDMA/LTE support for the new iPad and the iPhone 4S on Verizon and Sprint, Onavo extend is  a free app that lets users save money on data plan by compacting unencrypted data between their device and the web.  Usually, it works in conjunction with a proxy compression-cloud service. Essentially, users can get up to 5 times more out of their mobile data plan without changing the way they use your phone, a benefit to users on a tiered  or capped data plan, users roaming abroad or users using a slower 2G network.

Data Monitor

Data Monitor is  a user-friendly  and free app available to  iOS and Android user . Easy to use and easy to install , the app offers impressive  features that helps users measure daily data traffic, and analyze the data in a way easy to comprehend.  The tracking is done on both cellular and WiFi internet, and shown separately in a graph. Users also have opportunities to connect to Google Maps to see how much data has been consumed . They can also even set alerts for 3G, 4G and WiFi .

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