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FOR ROOTED DEVICE (copied from Mansour's answer on this post) 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 ...


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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 goes ...


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Simple System Monitor does that Relevant feature from app description View list of active apps and processes and their CPU usage, RAM usage, network activity, PID and UID. If you monitor the Active Processes tab you can see the change in data usage. You can order the view based on parameters as shown in the second screen shot. The default update ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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To limit the bandwidth, switch from 3G to 2G. You will still have internet connectivity but It will be slower, hence taking a longer time to use up your monthly internet traffic. The bonus is that using 2G will probably also increase battery duration as it consumes less power than 3G. On the other side, you can install a browser that has an option to load ...


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According to Wikipedia: High Speed Packet Access and Evolved HPSA, HSPA+ has a theoretical maximum download of 84 Mbps and an upload of 10.8 Mbps. Using Dual Cell Technology, it can be doubled to 168 Mbps download and 22 Mbps upload. This suggests that the upload speed will not be anywhere close to the download speed. Doing a search for HSPA+ 21 Mbps, most ...


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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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There are several things you can do: Restrict background data. You'll find this option in the Data Usage section of Settings. Use an ad-blocker like AdGuard or Adblock to avoid wasting bandwidth on ads. Navigate to the Settings page of your data-guzzlers and make sure they only do their data buffets over Wi-Fi. Also do remember to check your Data Usage ...


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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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If you have root access for your android device, you can use "BradyBound" app. Which is available on playstore for free. You can simply limit the bandwidth using this app. If you doesn't have root access, try "Bandwidth ruler free" (BWR). This free version of the app doesn't have access to all features.


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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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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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