Uploading Charged?

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Hi all,I wanted to know if MTNL charges for uploading..the billing site always indicates the downloads being billed (uploads do not seem to be factored at all).Could anyone please confirm this??Many thanks!
 

LoneCrusader

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The Ispz bill data transfer. Uploading is a part of data transfer. Be aware of the fact that they wont show uploading seperately but instead merge it with downloading. To be more precise of what ur data transfers are currently i suggest installing a broadband monitoring software.
 

smarty

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MTNL only charge downloads.....uploads r free
 


gadgetcrazy

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Hi I am a newbie here.Can anyone please confirm this?I have never heard of anything like this before.So in a NU plan, i can upload to my heart s content during the day without worrying about the 1 GB limit?
 

cyberwiz

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Whenever u upload u download miniscule amounts of data, over an hour this can range from anything between 2.5-5 MB.so u cant upload 24X7 without worrying abt ur 1 GB limit
 


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There is nothing to quote..wat do i quote?This is a universal phenomenon which i am telling over here, it has got nothing to do with charging policy of MTNL.Whichever the internet connection..whichever the ISP..when u upload u also download but only small amts of data..if ur ISP charges for downloads then this miniscule amt of download WILL COUNT IN YOUR DOWNLOAD LIMIT
 

coolbuddy_79

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hey buddy cyberwiz, u made a slight mistake in the calculation, even if we consider the lowest 2.5 MB per hr limit... ;)16 (hrs) * 2.5 (MB) * 30 (days) = 1200 MByou can very well exhaust ur 1 GB limit just by uploading stuff :eek:but yeah, you can be pretty safe with just a cpl of hrs of uploads per day :D or now you can calculate that for yourself, isn't it??? ;)
 

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QUOTE(cyberwiz @ Aug 14 2006, 08:34 PM) [snapback]58529[/snapback]
Whichever the internet connection..whichever the ISP..when u upload u also download but only small amts of data..if ur ISP charges for downloads then this miniscule amt of download WILL COUNT IN YOUR DOWNLOAD LIMIT
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What you are referring to is the ACKs sent by the other computer that tells your computer it to send some more. You upload, the other computer ACKnowledges it and says yeah i got it right, send some more or oppps i did not get it, pls retransmit. This all happens in the TCP Protocol.

I'm not sure how often this is but i would think if you uploaded 100MB say, the acks downloaded would probably be very small.

In fact i dont think they would be considered as data at all since they are like ping signals sent back.

If you ping a machine for 10 minutes have you uploaded any data ?