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Heartcloud

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 17, 2014
17
1
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.
 

BrianBaughn

macrumors G3
Feb 13, 2011
9,700
2,451
Baltimore, Maryland
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.
 

DavidLynch

macrumors 6502a
Apr 9, 2015
753
233
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.
 

Heartcloud

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 17, 2014
17
1
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.
 

Heartcloud

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 17, 2014
17
1
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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