Internet/bandwidth traffic volume meter

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cool11, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    I need a good and trusted application for keep track of my total download/upload traffic, for use with my mobile provider data plan. If I exceed it, it will cost me a lot. So I need to know.
    I used to use an app called SurplusMeter in the past. It is quite old now and it seems to have random problems.
    So I need your suggestions about it.
     
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't your provider offer any services to monitor your usage? I use Verizon and get text and email alerts when I've used 50, 75, 90, and 95% of my data plan. If I need more for that month I can go online and up my plan so I don't get overage charges at over double the rate.
     
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  4. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ι don't think I have such an option, with an easy way.
    Maybe web controlpanels by mobile providers, looking every few minutes, not very convenient.

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    Where is this?
     
  5. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I search again and again by myself to find something, but with no luck.
    It is hard to believe that I have no option in mac.
     
  6. soulsyphon, Jun 20, 2014
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  7. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It seems to do the job, thank you.
    But is there any way to 'reset' statistics when I need it, or set a time period for stats collection?
    It displays totally network usage by adapter, but I do not want just a 'total' mb upload/download in general, but I should be able to start it when I start using my mobile data package, and if I could set a limitation (lets say, 'alarm' me when it reaches totally 5gb in 'wireless' adapter) it would be very helpful.
     
  8. soulsyphon macrumors regular

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    there's three data things if you click the graph. last hour, last 24 hours, last 7 days... besides that no, maybe there's an alternative app.

    i'm guessing you're either using your phone or live in a country that has no unlimited internet... if you're using your phone you can get apps for what you asked for... if you're in some lame country... you're asking a dev team to feel sorry for you and add features for those countries.

    if you're canadian, you can get unlimited with teksavvy or distributel. ( a lot of people think canada doesn't have unlimited, which is false )

    sorry, if that doesn't help... use google. ;\

    edit: here i typed "istats alternative" in google and got this
    http://alternativeto.net/software/istat/?platform=mac

    edit#2: when it comes to mac, most devs come from US since apple dominates there and no where else, maybe canada
     

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