Data Counter 1.1.7 for iOS - Monitor Mobile Data Usage from Any Carrier

February 14, 2012 in Productivity (E)

[] Padua, Italy -eXeltior today is pleased to announce Data Counter 1.1.7 for iOS, an update to their Productivity app that monitors the exact amount of bandwidth used by any iDevice, preventing extra charges being billed to those who do not have an unlimited data plan. Compatible for use with GPRS, EDGE, and 3G networks, the app works with any carrier, because it retrieves data directly from the device and not from the carrier's portal. Data Counter can be set to monitor daily, weekly, or monthly usage, and it can provide a notification prior to the user exceeding a specified data limit. The current update adds the ability to monitor traffic usage in the background for timely notifications, a WiFi data monitor with download speed indicator, and a data log that records time and usage displayed in text or chart format.

Web surfing, watching YouTube movies, checking Facebook, downloading email and apps are activities so commonplace, few stop to consider cost. But if Internet access is via a mobile data network like 3G, there may be a limit on the amount of data users can consume before they incur data overage charges. Depending upon the carrier and the wireless plan, users may have a limit on their daily, weekly, or monthly data usage. Ironically, the only way to check their usage is to use more bandwidth to connect to the carrier's portal. Now, Data Counter offers a foolproof method of keeping an eye on data usage anytime, whether online or offline.

After initial setup, the app displays a horizontal, neon bar indicating the exact percentage of allowable data usage for the prescribed period. For example, the user may set the app to a daily limit of 8 MB of data. As the 24-hour usage period comes to an end, the user can check the neon bar and numeric readout to find out whether they need to be cautious to avoid charges. Users can also have the app monitor daily usage in the background and send a reminder when they are approaching their limit.

Feature Highlights:
* Monitor data usage of any iDevice
* Monitor both cellular and WiFi network data usage
* Receive notifications before going over your data limit
* Tracks data usage on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis
* All data usage data is retrieved directly from the iDevice for simple, offline operation

In addition to cellular network usage, Data Counter can also monitor local wireless network usage via WiFi. As WiFi is generally free, users can compare paid and unpaid data usage by rotating their iDevice left or right. Also displayed is the WiFi connection speed. According to iPhone App Review, which awarded Data Counter 4.5 out of 5 stars, "If you don't have an unlimited data plan, this iPhone app could be worth its weight in gold by saving you money."

"Save your money with Data Counter," stated Marco Ancona of eXeltior. "And Data Counter works with any carrier in the world, no matter where you are located."

Language support:
* U.S. English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (3G required; does not support CDMA)
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 0.7 MB MB

Pricing and Availability:
Data Counter 1.1.7 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available on request.

Based in Padua, Italy, eXeltior was founded by Marco Ancona in 2011. eXeltior is a young and dynamic Italian company focused on mobile development. Make it simple, make it useful, make it fun! Their apps are designed to provide you with the best experience. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 eXeltior. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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