App that automatically turns off data?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Heartcloud, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Heartcloud macrumors newbie

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    Is there an app that automatically turns off data when I'm near/reached the monthly limit? I'm so tired of going like 5mb over the limit every month because sometimes I forget to turn off data when I get home. My wifi is pretty crappy at home, either it has weak signals or something wrong with the router, sometimes my phone would switch to 3G even at home because it can't detect wifi. I'm in Canada so unsurprisingly my data limit is microscopically small. I've tried multiple "data monitoring" apps like My Data Manager and Data Monitor, none of them are reliable whatsoever because none of them send me any notification/alarm when I'm near the limit, or at the limit. Unless I open the app every 2 minutes 24/7, there's no way I'll know when I'm over the limit.

    Edit: in the case that the appstore doesn't have any app like this, my phone is thankfully jailbroken so I'm perfectly fine with Cydia apps that does this.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You can use the jailbreak tweak "Activator" to build an event to switch off (and on) Cellular Data at specified times, which might save you some.

    I suppose you've checked with your provider to see if they can send a message at a certain level of use.
     
  3. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Does your provider have a parental control option of sorts that lets you limit the amount of data that can be used? I know I've seen the option on my settings for T-Mobile.
     
  4. Heartcloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I'm in Canada with Rogers, the last thing carriers would do here is to prevent you from overusing data. The CSR literally squeals in delight whenever someone calls in because of overcharge.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I guess you're not a "Share Everything" customer? They're supposed to be able to get SMS notifications.
     
  6. Heartcloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was looking into that plan, but so far I'm still using my old plan with unlimited talk/text but micro amount of data.
     

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