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Mentioned 3G Watchdog probably is the best choice. Alternatively, you might want to take a look at... NetCounter Traffic Counter Extended Mobile Counter Net Traffic Counter ...which also cover your needs. Might be you like one of them more :) Talking about more, I obviously missed... Traffic Monitor Traffic Monitor (same name -- other app; this one ...


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Bandwidth consumption depends on the codec that the app will use. Skype uses SILK or G729 (see wikipedia for their bandwidth consumption). You can see here http://searchvoip.techtarget.com.au/articles/23239-VoIP-codecs-Day-Three-Low-bandwidth-codecs more low bandwidth codecs and search for an application that support one of them. I have used SipDroid that ...


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Get the pcgod's mumble client for android (don't get it from the market because the market one is not the pcgod uploader and is very old and not updated). Mumble is an open source VOIP client that is available for windows and linux. However, this VOIP is a client-server one , hence requires both the clients to connect to a server. While you may choose a ...


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Have a look at 3G Watchdog. You can add a homescreen widget, and even disable 3G once you get to a predefined limit.


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It happens when tab is unloaded from memory. Your thinking for multitasking is right, but just for multitasking, Android can't let device crashing happen, for example (device hardware resources are limited). There are many things which should be given higher priority than a background app. When foreground app needs high amount of memory, background apps are ...


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Droidwall is what you want! It allows you to control which apps can and cannot access the internet, and the new version (the one i linked) enables data types, so you can allow an app to access the internet all the time, just on 3g, just on Wifi, or never.


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PhoneUsage keeps track of how much data you use each day, and gives a nice display of which apps used how much data. Here is an example of what mine looked like this month: NOTE: it only starts tracking after installation.


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Check out SPB Wireless Monitor. It can give you reports by date range of which apps have used data, how much data they've used, and breaks it down so you can see wifi data vs. data-plan data. There's a new app, My Data Manager, which costs a fraction. You can check that out as well. It does basically the same thing, though will also show you roaming ...


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In ICS and above, there is a data-limiter that can be used to restrict/throttle the data coming out of the handset (Settings > Data usage), have a look at this to see how it works. But if you're on GB or earlier - maybe watchdog 3g would be a better bet fit for your needs.


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I believe Opera (either Mini or Mobile) compresses data on their servers before sending it to your phone, so that would use less bandwidth than uncompressed data. Otherwise there's not much you can do, any good browser downloads exactly what the website tells it to and nothing more. The DroidWall app might provide some of the functionality you want. I'm ...


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Unfortunately that is left up to the applications themselves and as we have seen not all apps have been designed to that level of user friendliness. I have seen it in some app ex. "Only sync when on wifi" or "What time would you like to sync". You could try to use an application like Tasker to turn your 3g off and on at different times. I know I run my ...


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While not for the faint of heart, how about the Linux command Traffic Control? Check out the man page for a quick run-down. You'll need root and the Android Terminal Emulator app (or similar). I think this guide will be helpful, especially the script quoted below (although because I'm not rooted I haven't tried it myself). You can either try to run the ...


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That's a pre-destined case for apps like OpenSignal, which are designed for mapping signals around you. Network Signal Info offers it as well. Both tools can be used to get a coverage map for WiFi and mobile signal, and also offer you to log signal strength.


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Opera Mini has options to enable loading images and also to specify the quality of images, if they are loaded. If you are rooted: Installing a firewall(like DroidWall) helps to prevent unwanted apps to access the network. Installing an adblocker(like AdAway) will prevent ads from loading, and in turn reduce network usage.


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It's not possible to limit the download bandwidth via code running on the device. It's up to the sender how fast to send data. All that such an app could do is to throw away packets once they arrive at the device, which is after they've been counted by your carrier. Those packets would then have to be resent, being counted again. The effect would be that ...


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imo has a direct download link on their Android webpage. There also seem to be quite a few other apps to try: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=facebook+chat&c=apps


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Checkout BradyBound. It's a system wide download speed shaper/limiter. Few things to note: The app requires root access. It works by dropping packets using iptables. This wastes some traffic - how much depends on the type of traffic (e.g. long running download, web browsing). Rate measurement is done by number of packets instead of bytes so the speed limit ...


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At Firefox Android Add-Ons, there is a recent add-on that is just what you want: Mobile Image Blocker v1.0 Speed up browsing on mobile connections and use less data by blocking all images. Working on images defined in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.


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Opera Mini / Opera Mobile are two recommended options for saving money on data charges: Opera's mobile browsers are the smart choice for browsing on expensive wireless data plans. Using Opera Mini or Opera Mobile to browse the web with your mobile phone can save you money on your phone bills, by reducing your data usage substantially. Opera Mini ...


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The Dolphin browser has an option to turn off images. I believe most versions of the stock browser have this capability as well. The 4.0.4 version can disable images via Settings ->Bandwidth management -> Load images, and I'm pretty sure that the Gingerbread browser had this capability as well.


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Really surprised this wasn't posted already, but check out My Data Manager. I am very happy with it! It has a notification view of data used on both network and wifi that only shows when you expand the bar (so it's not annoying). It has support for how much data your plan is for, when your bill comes, and has great graphs of each application's usage, and ...


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Have you try with Fring, i don't know about the bandwidth but it does allow Google Talk. You can also check What is Fring If fring does not convinced you try TruPhone Although if you ask me i'm quite sure that you won't be able to win skype app bandwidth usage on their own application, i mean they must (or should) know their stuff. Let Me know


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Found out that Firefox mobile can do this by going to about:config in adressbar and setting permissions.default.images 3 1=load all images, 2=no images 3=only images from current url Saves a lot of bandwidth (e.g. User Avatars on Stackexchange not loaded, while with "no image loading" one doesnt see voting arrows). I just don't like mobile ...


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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Onavo! It works great! And a quite intuitive interface too!



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