Our iPads are a huge part of our lives, used numerous times throughout the day. We seem to be using the Internet endlessly with continuous email checking, tweeting like there’s no tomorrow, uploading hilarious videos to YouTube or Facebook, watching your favorite shows or movies on Netflix, and so much more. While most monthly usage may be predictable, sometimes things go beyond expectations so quickly that it’s too late before we notice a potential problem.
A number of ways already exist to check our data usage, but only the iOS counter is nearly instantaneous on reporting the statistics. The biggest concern with the iOS counter is the need to manually reset it when a new billing cycle begins, and as far as AT&T’s reporting goes:
There are delays in reporting and processing call or data records. It may take up to two to five days for usage on the AT&T wireless network to show up in any Voice & Data Usage category. Additional delays may occur due to technical difficulties. Further delays may apply to roaming usage, which is based on call records received from other carriers.
XVision’s DataMan is an app that was created to both monitor and provide reminders about cellular data usage. Set daily, weekly, and monthly data allowances and thresholds, which include four possible alerts. Each alert is triggered by the percentage of allowance used, and is color coded for easier and quicker identification.
Along with current usage, you can view more detailed previous usage, selectable by date range. As a final perk, DataMan offers a map with geotagged pin locations, when enabled, to provide a visual indication on where you use the most data intensive applications.
DataMan is compatible with iPad Wi-Fi + 3G running iOS 4.0 or later.
To have a chance at winning one of two DataMan for iPad with 3G promo codes, simply hit that blue tweet button near the bottom of this page or retweet this post from your favorite Twitter app before 11:59 PM PDT tonight (April 30th). We will then search the Twitterverse for all of the retweets and randomly choose our lucky winners. The winners will be notified via Twitter, so please be sure to follow us so we can send you your promo code via a direct message.
Non-Twitter users and those of you who want to increase your odds of winning can simply leave a relevant comment below before 11:59 PM PDT tonight to have a chance at winning one of the other three DataMan for iPad with 3G promo codes.
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