10-14-2011 11:27 AM
I love this app, but I really wish it could separate evening and weekend minutes when tracking usage. My plan gives me a set number of daytime minutes, but unlimited evenings and weekends. Norton Utilities, however, only tracks total minutes. So it tells me I am over my minutes usage, when in fact a lot of those are evening/weekend minutes and don't count. Thus the minutes tracking is effectively useless.
The ability to track by-the-second, rather than by-the-minute, would also be helpful.
With this feature, the app would be near-perfect (especially since I can now turn off the low battery notification)
10-14-2011 12:12 PM
I can understand why you want to see the change but I can also see that the variety of charging options is going to cause Norton some serious problems in trying to provide everyone with what they want. However to help them better understand your needs can you more clearly define what "evenings/weekends" means in your case? Presumably the weekend is from midnight on Friday to midnight on Sunday but what is an "evening"?
10-14-2011 01:27 PM
In my case, "evening" is from 7 pm until 8 am the following morning, "weekend" is from 7 pm Friday until 8 am Monday. But these times can vary depending on the provider and plan. I understand how a default "evenings/weekends" setting would be complicated, but most plans in my area (Ontario, Canada) offer a similar set-up, so I would think it would be useful for many people.
One app I tried (don't remember which one) allowed a user to input specified times of "unlimited" usage - a scheduler of sorts, so that whenever one of these scheduled periods was active, the minutes would not be recorded. I had to input the start time and end time of each"unlimited" period, and then it would ignore all minutes used within those times. I didn't like the rest of the app so I got rid of it, but that was a really nice feature. If Norton could incorporate something like that it would be really useful.
10-14-2011 02:57 PM
We've taken a look at some sort of "nights and weekends free" item, but the team has been working on other features. We also know that some carriers provide free mobile to mobile calls/sms (whether all, only on same carrier, or a limited number). Taking those into account will require working with carriers. It's something we'd like to do, but we'll see what happens.
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