Network Usage App – Keep an eye on your 3G/LTE Data

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Here is a really nice Tool to help keep an eye on your 3G/LTE Data consumption. The App presents your data consumption in a graph per month showing your download and upload totals. This way you can make sure you don’t overuse you data quota from your ISP. You can also see the details of your connection in the app, like whether it’s a roaming connection and its encryption type. Here is the full description from the Store:

Description
Network Usage displays the amount of data sent and received by your network interfaces. Usage data is displayed in an easy-to-read bar graph. Drill down into the data by clicking or tapping the graph’s bars.

Features
Supports multiple network interfaces
Bar graph with drill-down capability

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Above is my own mobile data usage for the past 3 months, now you can see why I have been spotty online, you can see I have been on the road since October, and explains my large mobile data usage.

As you can see, the App is Ad supported to make it free. So it is a good tool and its free too. You can download via the Source below.

Source: Windows Store

Verizon Network- You’re Out?

Verizon has just hit their 3rd strike this month for failures in they network systems.  For the 3rd time this month Verizon’s 4G and 3G network is under much criticism from recent outages or what some customers are calling “intermittent” service. As many of you may know Verizon does claim [in their commercials] to be in a higher class when it comes to reliable network systems and an overall service. Well, some customers beg-to-differ. In many major cities such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Sacramento, Columbus, Jacksonville- FL and Fort Worth 4G LTE, 3G or both services have been reported down or extremely slow by many users.

Verizon has said this about the problem:

“We are investigating reports of some customers experiencing trouble accessing the 4G LTE network,” Verizon said in a statement issued to CNET. “The network itself continues to operate and all customers continue to be able to make calls, send text messages and utilize data services. 3G devices are operating normally.”

Outages were reported: December 6, Last week, and earlier Wednesday. Stay tuned to Techtronica as we follow any releases and update you as Verizon attempts to not have a 4th Strike before 2012.