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Topic # 7944 23-May-2006 11:34
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do uploads count towards data usage of xtra? if I uploaded more th an 10GB will my speed to limited to dial-up or does xtra have free uploads like ihug does?

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  Reply # 36373 23-May-2006 11:46
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Uploads are counted in your 10Gb allowance.

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  Reply # 36376 23-May-2006 12:24
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Very Pessimistic ViewPoint : In New Zealand if you think they might charge you for it chances are they do.

I'm having a pessimistic day. But yes, as noted above uploads are counted aswell.  The only exception is that some ISP's have different ways of handling national (NZ local) traffic. Some will give local traffic at a discounted rate, others will treat local traffic as free.

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  Reply # 36383 23-May-2006 14:51
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kelly2626: do uploads count towards data usage of xtra? if I uploaded more th an 10GB will my speed to limited to dial-up or does xtra have free uploads like ihug does?


Why do you think ihug have free uploads?

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Reply # 36389 23-May-2006 16:14
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Ihug do have free uploads!!! One of many good things about them

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  Reply # 36404 23-May-2006 17:39
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r0bbie: Ihug do have free uploads!!! One of many good things about them


It may not count towards your quota but that hardly makes it "free" - you're still paying for it in your plan. Uploads also cannot exceed your download cap so if you're somebody who runs bittorrent every day and has uploads exceeding your downloads (very easily done) then you cound find your internet slowing to a crawl.
 





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  Reply # 36538 25-May-2006 10:04
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So even though ihug says on their website they offer free uploads, it just means u don't pay for uploads but if u upload more than ur data cap ur speed will still be reduced?

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r0bbie: Ihug do have free uploads!!! One of many good things about them


It may not count towards your quota but that hardly makes it "free" - you're still paying for it in your plan. Uploads also cannot exceed your download cap so if you're somebody who runs bittorrent every day and has uploads exceeding your downloads (very easily done) then you cound find your internet slowing to a crawl.
 



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  Reply # 36547 25-May-2006 11:39
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sbiddle: It may not count towards your quota but that hardly makes it "free" - you're still paying for it in your plan. Uploads also cannot exceed your download cap so if you're somebody who runs bittorrent every day and has uploads exceeding your downloads (very easily done) then you cound find your internet slowing to a crawl.

So if you are on a 10GB plan, and uploads are free, but may not exceed your download cap, the in fact its a 10GBup+10GBdown plan?




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  Reply # 36550 25-May-2006 13:00
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tonyhughes:
sbiddle: It may not count towards your quota but that hardly makes it "free" - you're still paying for it in your plan. Uploads also cannot exceed your download cap so if you're somebody who runs bittorrent every day and has uploads exceeding your downloads (very easily done) then you cound find your internet slowing to a crawl.

So if you are on a 10GB plan, and uploads are free, but may not exceed your download cap, the in fact its a 10GBup+10GBdown plan?


As I understood it (and I could be wrong, I actually can't seem to find mention on their website now that I have gone to look) your data cap will come into place if your uploads reach your data cap, even if your downloads aren't. Your uploads should always be a lot less than your downloads unless you are trying to run a server or are  a serious P2P leacher so in 99% of cases this isn't going to happen. The same "free" upload policy is in effect in iiNet as well.

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