For what it's worth, I think Bell's commitment to Windows Phone is less than Rogers. I mean, just look at how promptly Rogers rolls out our updates, so credit to them. But with that in mind, Rogers must continue working to ensure that they are a Canadian's first choice for mobility, and that includes customer retention. I get it, there aren't as many Windows Phone users with Rogers, but I doubt there are substantially more in Bell (in fact, I'm sure there are less), and yet Bell is following through with Data Sense.
I will keep asking Rogers here for VVM and Data Sense, and will do so until I am sure these services work on Rogers devices migrated over to other carriers, by which point I will take my business there. Until then, Rogers has a chance to get serious.
Thank you Meowmix, I have been trying to get an answer to that question for a couple of days.
Rogers has unfortunately gone about this the wrong way. Their television ad hyped that they were the first to bring Windows Phone 8 to Canada but did not mention they neglected a great feature of it. Yes their My Account 'app' (web based not native) will tell me what data usage I have consumed but not 1) what applications have consumed it and 2) compare it to WiFi use.
And a big point that few have discussed here is that Data Sense is also a compression system (why the carrier has to be involved) which means I can get more with less. I am guessing this is why Rogers does not want it as it means people can purchase lower data plans.
If someone could post a picture or video of Data Sense running on Bell that would be great. It might even give me the push to switch, we'll see.
When it comes to Windows Phone, you have to try these things for yourself and not trust with the carriers say at all. I'm willing to bet that DataSense does work.