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Measuring monthly data volume (+more)

asked 2016-04-11 17:16:40 +0300

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updated 2016-04-12 11:28:41 +0300

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Hi there,

until now i only used my jolla via wlan - but now got a new contract with a restricted Data Volume + Phone minutes per Month.

I know there is an overall Data Counter - but is there anything to measure the monthly used volume (and maybe also phone time + number of sms)?? I searched a little - but found nothing. Which makes me wonder - as this is another really basic feature that I thought Sailfish would already have implented. Is there an option or app to do so, that you can recommend?

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I totally agree with you! plus some option to limit the data usage for a given period (month/ week/..) would be very helpful for people with data limited contracts.

dieerstegiraffe ( 2016-04-12 00:08:38 +0300 )edit

that should definitely be official part of the OS. Android has that, why not sailfish? maybe V3?

Raymaen ( 2018-05-17 01:44:54 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-04-13 02:08:50 +0300

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You can just hack this script, which I used before the data counter worked reliably: https://together.jolla.com/question/51376/howto-poor-mans-data-counter/

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answered 2016-04-11 22:01:55 +0300

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Some phone companies have a website where you can find the data volume and the phone minutes you have used. (For customers of German Telekom it's pass.telekom.de)

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answered 2016-04-11 18:02:47 +0300

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there are no sms or minutes counter but there is a data counter...you could simply reset counter the day you pay the bill...for the rest i assume you should look for an android app...your operator should have it :)

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There is a minutes counter (Settings -> Apps -> Phone) but you also have to reset it every month.

But note that the SailfishOS counters show the actual amount of data you have downloaded and the actual time you have talked on the phone, but many phone companies round these values up. For example, you talk for 45 seconds but you have to pay for 1 minute. So even if you reset the counters every month, you can't use them to calculate the data volume or the phone minutes you have left.

grqlse4d ( 2016-04-11 21:40:22 +0300 )edit

From my experience, the data counter is far from accurate (actual data volume much higher). Just experienced this when I used my phone as a hotspot a few days ago.

tokaru ( 2016-04-11 21:59:57 +0300 )edit

I experienced problems in counting transferred data from Android apps. The phone just do not count them or the measured amount is wrong. I often had the problem that the phone shows less than half of the data used as my provider

MaxT ( 2016-04-12 11:24:09 +0300 )edit
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