Spb, well known for great Pocket PC software, finally released their long awaited Spb GPRS Monitor for Smartphone! If you are using a carrier which isn't offering a flat GPRS tariff, it's a complete solution for measuring the amount of data transfers via your GPRS, CDMA or GSM network connection and calculating network usage costs. Spb GPRS Monitor monitors all data transfers you perform and calculates the cost of your GPRS usage taking into account your service plan details: inclusive data amount, data block size. etc.
Home screen plug-in that shows GPRS speed and other statistics
Warning notifications on daily/monthly traffic limits
Detailed connection usage and cost charts
Detailed text reports of your connection usage and cost
Export to CSV for use with MicrosoftÂ® Excel and Access
300+ pre-defined service plans
Spb GPRS Monitor is available for US$ 14.95 from Smartphone.net (affiliate link). A trial version is available from Spb directly. If you are a current user of Spb GPRS Monitor 2.x for Pocket PC you can upgrade for US$ 7.45 only here.
Is anyone else having problems with your device freezing when trying to connect/disconnect GPRS while Spb GPRS Monitor 1.0 is installed/running? I've had this problem with version 1.0 and with the Beta version a couple months ago on both my i-mate Smartphone2 (HTC Voyager) and my Audiovox SMT5600 (HTC Typhoon). After removing the application everything is fine.
Posted by Federico Briolini on 26.11.04 - 14:58:07
 Same here (I-Mate SP3).
Posted by Arne Hess on 26.11.04 - 19:18:36
  Yes, you are right! I noticed the same with my Motorola MPx220 (latest ROM). I've seen this before with the Beta version but thought it get fixed for the release version. :-( Seems it isn't fixed yet. I will forward the experiences to Spb.
Anyone else with problems, if so which device, ROM, ROM version?
Posted by Tiziano on 27.11.04 - 16:50:25
Me too, with the Beta version some months ago and now with the release version, very annoying :? I'm currently on a Qtek 8080 with an Orange CH ROM (the latest)..
Posted by fasteye on 29.11.04 - 16:36:21
Also happens on the iMate SP3i too. I've had to remove it to continue to use the phone properly. Very disappointing after shelling out my cash.
Posted by fasteye on 29.11.04 - 16:42:33
I've noticed this on the SPB support page. This seems to be the issue I'm getting but I'm not using an Orange phone (iMate SP3i)and it seems not many others on this thread are either. Anyone know what phones it will work on because it seems I may well have wasted my money :-(
Why the Spb GPRS Monitor freezes on my Orange Smartphone?
Spb GPRS Monitor has to use some special functions to monitor connections. By the technical reasons, those special functions usage is restricted on Orange smartphones and some other devices. If Spb GPRS Monitor has stopped responding after you specified the connection to monitor, it means that Spb GPRS Monitor cannot be used on your device. Note: even "fully unlocked" Orange smartphones disallow connection monitoring in Spb GPRS Monitor.
Posted by cesar fong on 19.12.04 - 05:53:21
i installed gprs monitor in the mini sd of my imate sp3i and doesnt work too
Posted by Sacha on 04.01.05 - 06:53:45
 I haven't seen any problems with my phone (MPx200) freezing, but I lost the GPRS Monitor home screen stats overnight (after installing the trial version 1.0 beta). It still seems to work, but I would like to see the stats on the home screen again. I e-mailed SPB about this problem about a week ago, but no response yet. :-(