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PC Advisor reviews five free Wi-Fi and 3G related apps for Apple iPhones.

  • Speedtest.net Mobile.
    Measures the speed of a web connection using Wi-Fi or 3G connections.
  • iDataSpy lets you track your cellular (3G/EDGE/GPRS) and WiFi data. You can even view the results in a bar graph. Three levels of usage thresholds let you control your data use accurately, and you can easily customize your own thresholds.
  • Onavo.
    This app will save you money. At home, Onavo can help you stay within your data plan and avoid overage fees, or even drop down to a cheaper plan. It takes the data you receive on your handset when surfing the web and passes its through the firm’s compression service, decreasing the size of the data.
  • 3G Mapper Lite.
    Create your own 3G coverage map. Dots, which are added automatically on the map, show you where you do and don’t have a data signal. You can even combine all your different logs into one large map and share with others.
  • WiFi Finder.
    Lets you search for the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot from 55,000 locations in 144 countries across the world. You can even get directions to the hotspot without leaving the app.

PC Advisor’s five favorite free Android apps for Wi-Fi and 3G include:

  • Speedtest.net Mobile
    The app will measure the net connection upload, download and Ping speeds on your device.
  • 3G Watchdog
    Lets you to keep an eye on your 3G/Edge/GPRS data usage so you don’t exceed any caps set by your network and incur charges.
  • 2G-3G OnOff.
    Simplifies the process of switching between 2G and 3G networks on your Google Android device. Why make four clicks when you execute the command in two?
  • Wifi Analyzer.
    Shows the Wi-Fi channels around you, so you can identify which is the least crowded channel for your wireless router.
  • WiFi Finder.
    Works on both Google Android smartphones and tablets, lets you search for the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot from 55,000 locations in 144 countries across the world, and get directions to the hotspot without leaving the app.

PC Magazine reviews the 35 Best Free Apple iPhone Apps and The 50 Best Android Apps.

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