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Track Internet Usage With DataMan For iPad 3G + Giveaway!

by on March 24th, 2011

If you currently own the original iPad 3G with monthly data service or are thinking about picking up the new iPad 2 3G with data service, it may be helpful to track your data usage.

Being able to watch your usage not only assists with possible overage fees, but also allows you to find the right data plan for your needs.

DataMan by XVision

A new iPad app called DataMan monitors and manages data usage in real time. It accurately tracks data every 10 minutes, giving users a good idea of their current internet usage. The app also sends users alerts if the data usage exceeds a user-specified threshold.

In other words, you can set a specific threshold for data usage such as xxGB on a 5GB plan for example, and the app will alert you when you exceed that threshold.

The app provides an extreme level of precision, allowing users to track daily, weekly, and monthly data usage. The app even goes so far as to show usage across different days and hourly details. Users may further geotag data usage and view the tags on a map. This is useful to geographically see where you use the most data and is also useful when traveling abroad.

When using the app for the first time, set up is super easy. Just input your bill start date, your given data allowance, and the app begins monitoring usage.

Note: This app is more geared toward users on post-paid iPad data plans that can incur overage fees. Prepaid iPad data plan users (plans activated on the iPad itself via the Settings app) do not have overage fees, but you can still use the app to track data usage.

DataMan is available in the iPad App Store for $3.99.

The Giveaway!

Wrapping up our iPad 2 launch week giveaways, today we are giving away THREE copies of DataMan to iPadinCanada.ca readers!

How to Win

To win, simply comment on the following:

  • Why do you want DataMan for your iPad?

Winners chosen at random; Contest ends March 25, 2011 at 11:30AM PST.

Contest Rules:

1.) Make sure to include your email in the email entry field when posting a comment or I cannot contact you!

2.) One Contest Entry Per Person. Do not attempt to post multiple contest entries under different emails and/or user names during the same contest.


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  • Ooooooverages

    Data overages give me nightmares. I want DataMan so I can sleep soundly with my new iPad 2!

  • Peternorth

    I just managed to afford the iPad 2 but can’t afford the crazy overage charges the carriers charge.

  • Peternorth

    I just managed to afford the iPad 2 but can’t afford the crazy overage charges the carriers charge.

  • Darren Hall

    data mean would be a great way to stop the Fat Cats at Rogers from robing me!

  • Tony B.

    Most of us have data bandwidth cap here in Canada either on our WiFi and 3G connections. To prevent the risk to use more than what’s allowed and pay a HUGE amount on top of our monthly allowance, I think having an app like DataMan is a charm for all of us. Thank you most of all for bringing our community this great giveaway, congratulations to all winners!

  • Dave

    DataMan sounds like an easy way to make sure the data plan you have is correct and cost effective. Bring it on!

  • Behiel

    Why? Really? This is Canada, with the way carriers rape people for overages, what sane person wouldn’t want a copy of DataMan

  • Cinargy

    Sounds good since I plan to use post paid Rogers flex plan and that will help knowing just before the big price jump.

  • Anonymous

    That would be perfect for the new 3G iPad 2 I’ll “hopefully” get tomorrow 🙂
    TY guys !

  • Bcwilson

    Would be a great way to find out what i actually use and how I could change my habits to go to a cheaper plan…

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s very important to have an accurate app to monitor the data flow. the 3G data cost too much in Canada!!!

  • Lexus_sc400

    Sounds like a useful app. Looking forward to trying it.

  • Keith447

    I presume it keeps WiFi and 3G data tracking separate on the iPad.

    Will the iPad Dataman version also work on the iPhone? Does it also track iPhone ‘personal hotspot’ 3G data traffic?

  • Mkk

    Will help me see how much data I am really using!

  • Veshke

    So I can see how much I am using and help me avoid any surprise charges at the end of the month!!

  • hc

    since data rates cost you arm and a leg to begin with, and if you were to exceed your limit, that even worst, so i’d love to have it on my white 64gig ipad 2 plz. this would be $3.99 less that i have to spend on apps. Thank You

  • Anonymous

    this will help me keep from having to update to the higher plan.

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    – bcwilson
    – oooooooverages
    – Darren Hall