I'm using GPRS for connecting to the web, and I have disabled automatic backups and updates and also blocked most background tasks and all those sort of things... But when I wake up I see my internet charge has finished !

So maybe there is something wrong with the provider or one of my apps is sharing/stealing something.

how can I monitor which app used how much of the network connection?

I'm using WP8/Lumia 920


Microsoft released their own application called DataSense that allows you to monitor your usage. This is carrier-dependent though so you'll have to check that your provider/country have an app for it (you can search the Marketplace for DataSense on your phone).

If neither of those is good for you, then I'm afraid for the forseeable future you're stuck with managing your account in the browser with your provider (that's what I do and I'm on EE in the UK).

EDIT: Actually, with the GDR2 firmware update from Nokia, Data Sense is going to be more wide-spread see HERE:

In the photos, we can see Data Sense, which is reportedly going more widespread with the GDR2 update

EDIT 2: After updating to GRD2, I can confirm that on my Nokia Lumia 920 (on EE in the UK), I now have the DataSense app, hopefully you can receive this too.

  • It depends on the carrier if DataSense is available. The Counters app isn't available for WP8. – Aschratt May 29 '13 at 6:49
  • @Aschratt Yeah I already mentioned DataSense being carrier-dependent. Thanks for the heads up on Counters though. – mattytommo May 29 '13 at 7:49
  • @Aschratt Looking at todays news, Data Sense might be on it's way to a lot more carriers. – mattytommo May 29 '13 at 15:08

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