With the introduction of smartphones, one can say that it has changed the way we utilize the internet. If you own a smartphone, then at the very least you have used it to surf websites or download an app or two. But of course nowadays, such modest usage is simply unheard of as most of us are power users when it comes to data usage. Unfortunately, most carriers such as Verizon and AT&T have to stop the party because mobile internet usage is increasing more than ever, thanks to the growing smartphone industry. So many of them do not offer unlimited data plans anymore and placed a usage cap on their users.
Some of us can get quite carried away with our download spree, especially when internet speed is so fast nowadays. And of course, going over the monthly limit is simply not good for your pocket. So do you want a way that can help you gain more control over your monthly usage? Well, here is a jailbreak tweak for called WeeTrackData, a data monitoring tool for jailbroken devices. We realize that there are many tools and apps out there that does the same but what makes this tweak great is the fact that it lodges itself in the Notification Center.
The tweak is displayed as a very simple bar in your Notification Center and giving you a clear visual representation of your internet usage. What's neat is that you can view your usage in three different views which are: Monthly, Last 7 Days and Today's Usage. Simply swipe the widget left of right. Upon installation of the tweak, you won't be able to see a new Springboard icon but it does add a new configuration option in the Settings.app.
And with the widget's settings, you can easily set your monthly limit and your billing cycle. This is where you can also enable or disable the tweak. Another cool thing about this tweak is that the data that is being displayed in real time. This is a great, useful tweak that could save you a lot of money. And because it flawlessly integrates with the Notification Center, not only will you be able to access it quickly, you also do not have to install a separate application just to view your internet usage.
WeeTrackData for Notification Center is available in Cydia under BigBoss repo for $1.99.
To use this jailbreak tweak, you obviously need to have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5. Fortunately, we have the tutorials that you need. For iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users, you will need to download the Absinthe Jailbreak Tool. For instructions on how to jailbreak your iDevice on Mac using Absinthe, refer to our Jailbreak iPhone 4S Guide for Mac or for Windows users, you can read our Jailbreak iPhone 4S Guide for Windows. As for the rest of the devices (A4), you can use our iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak guide. [via ModMyi]
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