Hello forum! This is my first post, and I’m still in the waiting queue for the current account, but I’m interested in a particular usage condition for Monzo.
Obviously when one is out and about spending money with the Monzo (or any) debit card, it’s unlikely to have a WiFi connection on the mobile phone.
As the instant notifications feature of the Monzo app relies on an Internet connection, it’s assumed that one will be using Mobile Data (e.g. 4G LTE).
In my particular situation, I never use mobile data. I’m on a Pay-as-you-go plan which charges 1p per 100 KB (each 1p charge will run out at the end of the day, in my experiments).
So I wonder, how much data usage can we expect Monzo to use for just listening for notifications? Ideally 100KB per day would be more than enough to just push down text, but given overheads with encryption etc it’s probably more.
On the other hand, I notice there’s a really nice API so I might wire up my own solution.