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I would like to monitor how much data-traffic I use. How?

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

This is now built into Android in Ice Cream Sandwich. You can view usage per application, set limits and restrict background data.

Some more information:

NetCounter monitors mobile and wifi traffic.

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Note that netcounter appears to be somewhat inaccurate – Nathan Fellman Feb 21 '11 at 11:59
@AshtonBRSC: I think you should have added another answer, rather than radically changing this one. – Al E. Apr 19 '12 at 18:42

NetCounter is good for monitoring overall traffic.

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I use Data counter widget

And 3G watchdog to keep 3G traffic under control.

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Another option: My Data Manager

Lifehacker reviewed it:

When installed it keeps track of your plan type (monthly or pay-as-you-go), amount of data included per month, and the 1st day of your billing cycle. You may also set your plan's roaming details. From then on it will log your use of mobile data, roaming mobile data, and Wi-Fi data used. You may setup notifications for each of the three categories when they hit a certain amount of data.

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I especially like the ability to set the billing-cycle start date. – eidylon Jul 20 '11 at 4:29

DU Meter for Android can do that. It has a home screen widget, can show notifications if you're over your monthly limit, etc.

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Onavo will not only monitor your data usage, you can also use it to limit non-wifi background data on certain apps.

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3G Watchdog is another data monitor app; it has freely selectable time periods.

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