When we mentioned S4BB’s Network Traffic Control beta yesterday Peter let us know there is a similar free app that is more refined. The app is called Mobile Data Alerter by e-office mobile and looks pretty nice. I am not sure if Mobile Data Alerter managed to get around the limitations RIM imposed in OS 4.5+ in terms of inaccurate traffic usage reporting but maybe they did. Still the app is free so it cannot hurt to give it a try.
Mobile Data Alerter is an app that will monitor the quantity of data packets sent and received by your BlackBerry and will let you set rules on them. You set your daily or monthly mobile data bucket and it will tell you when those quotas are reached. The app will also tell you what applications are running in the background so you can shut them down to stop them from using data while roaming.
- monitors and counts incoming and outgoing data packages
- shows (roaming) network statuses
- shows real time daily and monthly data quota and consumption (shown in Kb)
- shows active applications
- several visual and audible signals are provided to alert the end-user and/or your companies telecom management
- system administrators can remote control most options with IT policies set from the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server