Widget allows you to track the data usage on your Verizon branded Android phone

Widget allows you to track the data usage on your Verizon branded Android phone
Now that unlimited data has gone the way of the dinosaur at Verizon for new customers, downloading the carrier's Data Usage widget just might save you some money. First of all, the widget is available only for customers using a phone running Android 1.6 or higher. If that's you, there are three simple steps. First, long press on your home screen until the "Add to Home Screen" menu appears. Press on "WidgetsVerizon".From the Chose Widget menu, click on "Data Usage" and the widget will appear on your homescreen. Now, you have no excuse for having to pay the overage rate.

Another important tool for Verizon' customers who need to watch every GB they use on data is Verizon's Data Usage Calculator which allows you to figure out how much data you will use each month based on the amount of time you spend watching Hi-Res or Low-Res video, listening to music, how many web sites you view, and the number of emails you send. You can adjust the settings to enter your usage on a daily or monthly basis.

source: Verizon via CNET


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20 Comments

1. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

need this for iphone

2. Cell man unregistered

If only it worked for my T Bolt

3. avgjoe

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 31, 2010

So what you are saying is, if I do it just right, I can get daily widget updates, and read 4 emails per month for about $10 on my fancy new data package....awesome. I thought rape was illegal.

5. G-reg unregistered

Your under the illusion that major corps pay attention to laws

4. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

LMAO, Verizon and AT&T are bleeding people dry. It'll only get worse when AT&T buys T-Mobile if the idiots at Congress approve it.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think it will be industry wide pretty soon. Unlimited data is going to be a thing of the past.

6. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

Norton Utilities (Open Beta) is free on the Android Market and lets you do this and a bunch of other things too.

7. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

At&t isn't bleeding me dry. I have unlimited data on my phone, I was grandfathered in

8. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

The last time i checked these companies aren't forcing us to sign up for or keep their service. A cellphone, especially a smartphone is a want, not a need. Wanna make a difference? Instead of a tampon, put your money where your mouth is.

9. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And last I recalled, it was my right to complain about ****ty service if I so damn well please.

10. Cocoa Monster unregistered

Last time I checked, lousy store employees tried to force me into a smartphone, as it wasn't a need for me. So...you can put that used tampon in your mouth.

15. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And you pull your head out of bottom

17. tichtech

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Last time I checked, no one forced us to buy a car, or gas, or electricity. Nor was I forced to buy a computer or get internet service. All of these are wants, but in this day, age and our socioeconomic culture, they are needs. And like it not, smartphones are going that direction.

11. had them all unregistered

i just got my samsung droid charge and used the $25 media hub and downloaded batman the dark knight it was 1.26gb so i i wasnt grandfathered in with my unlimited i would be on 2gb for 20$ and got 22 more days left on my bill cycle. that means im almost over the 2gb already with (1) download smdh that means im will more than likely get a $10 oveage charge and get another lousy gb. one movie download was 1.26gb and the entry level data plan is 20 for 2gb really verizon really??? and they give u a $25 media hub gift card that makes you want to download movies but you have to pay $50 or $80 for the higher data packages to enjoy the (free) credit to download. My thing is verizon says that majority of their customers only use 2gb out of their unlimited so what the statistics on a 4g network Verizon you dont know cause its not fully out yet but you are changeing the data price before knowing what the average with faster better downloaded and streaming and huge screens that make you want to watch tv and movies on them. THIS WAS A VERY STUPID MOVE. And then when you call into customer service the hold music says "GREAT new data pricing options" what the hell is great about paying a penny more than 29.99 for umlimited for only 2gb and paying $50 for 5gb and paying $80 for 10gb when $29.99 was unlimited what the hell is GREAT?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

13. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

On July 6th at around 10:00pm I updated my plan to get Unlimited data. I went to my friends house to pick up a Galaxy S he was giving me. I went home and around 11:20 I went to switch my phones. The website told me that I had to get rid of my unlimited data and switch to one of the new plans. It went to call Verizon Customer service but on the site it said it wasnt available past eleven. The next day I call and I explain my situation. They tell me that I got Unlimited data on a non smartphone so its not the same. I go ok then whatever, but that fact still remains that I went to change my phone to a smartphone before July 7th and I wasn't given the option to get unlimited data for a smartphone, it changed to the new pricing. Well this guy was incompetent so I asked for the supervisor. I tell him the whole story and he said well I cant get you on the unlimited data because its not in the system anymore. Im like well I know that people that have the plan are locked in, so how is it not in the system? People are able to keep their unlimited data after they upgrade, how is it not in the system? He then says that he has to make a report to somebody and I will get a response in one to two days. I get a call today 7/8/11 and he said the codes for Unlimited data on a non smartphone and a smartphone are different and we cant get your smartphone on the plan. I kept telling him that ok why dont they just give me the unlimited data plan for smarphones. Blahblahblah I hung up. I called an hour later and did this all over again with another person and I got no luck. This bitch tells me that the system changes on eastern time. Im like it doesn't matter if its July 7 in New York, in Chicago its July 6. In no fine print did it say time zones matter. In no fine print when I was getting a data plan did it say it was for a non smartphone. This s**t is false advertising and fraud. Im a 10+ year customer. They didnt even offer me a discount.

14. cc unregistered

Relax.

16. lmao unregistered

Ahaha...dumbass

18. tichtech

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

@Supraman21 1. Why wait till the last hour? It's been know for at least a week here that Verizon was changing data plans on July 7th. Procrastination = Fail2. What both reps said are true, unlimited data for a regular phone has a different code compared to that for a smartphone.3. While not impossible to add the feature code to your plan, you better know someone high up at Big Red to do so. Even if the rep's manager added it to your plan, Verizon's audit team would remove and flag your account, as well as the manager.5. You are not the only 10+ year customer with Verizon. If their advertising is false, then all companies that advertise any date is lying (ie. A Sears sale from 7am-12pm is legit in New York at 2pm because it's still 10am in L.A???). Feel free to shop around other carriers, if this was the deal breaker.6. Offer you a discount? For your own bad planning? LOL

19. Monster.Ninja

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

supraman21 Idiot its been know for some time now that plans were changing... Fail. Then to ask for a discount for your own bad planning. Epic fail...

20. Chrhill unregistered

Check out My Data Manager. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mobidia.android.mdm&feature=search_result It will give you per app views of your data usage so that you understand how you are using data. Very revealing and helpful. Android today. iPhone and others coming

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