Nokia outs Counters Beta
Windows Phone users can now totally wrap their arms around their monthly service consumption with the Beta version of Counters.
The app is basically just the native network usage which was first introduced on Android 4.0 but this app also monitors text messages and calls.
The app allows users to set their monthly limit and the app will automatically deducts all your consumption from the set limit. On Counters, the data usage is only deducted from the limit when youâ€™re browsing using your cellular data.
Counter is still on its beta stage so it still needs some working such as notifying users when the limit is near or reached. Another thing is that users cannot set a fractional limit (i.e 1.5GB, 2.1GB). The app also requires particular phone software. For Windows Phone OS, it should contain string 8773 or 8779 (Windows OS version) as third number and it should start with 1750.xxxx for Lumia 800, 2175.xxxx for Lumia 900 and 1600.303x for Lumia 710 as example.
Any smaller numbers means your phone SW has been updated partially (only OEM FW or OS FW has been updated) and rest should be updated in next slot. Most variant should get both OEM FW and MS OS during the same Zune update.
The app is free and you can try it out by going to this link.