Many BlackBerry 10 users will be on a plan where your phone calls, SMS and data have a monthly limit. There's nothing worse than going over that quota and getting a shocking bill from your network provider. Fire Chest Usage - which is available for all BlackBerry 10 handsets, and headless, will monitor your usage and allow you to keep an eye on things.
Track and analyze calls, texts, and data usage over a 6 month window. Set alerts for your calls and data usage, including roaming data. Watch live data traffic to check for leaks, assess network integrity, and measure speeds
Once you use the app for the first time you'll want to jump into the settings where you can alter several categories - such as your monthly minutes quota, cellular data, roaming data and even when your bill date is due so the app knows to reset your allowances - clever stuff.
All the important data is available from the home screen however there are a further three tabs at the base of the display if you wish to look at a particular category in more detail. These include:
- Phone Calls
You'll even get a nice Active Frame with Fire Chest Usage which will rotate between supplying information and the number of days you have left until your billing cycle is restarted - sweet.
It's still early days for Fire Chest Usage but I have a sneaking suspicion we'll see even more good stuff come from the app in the future. I nearly forgot to mention that the app is free - go and grab it and see what you think?