Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

63 posts

Master Geek

Topic # 66418 18-Aug-2010 19:06
Send private message

Well, it would appear that TelstraClear’s unmetered sites ( are in fact NOT unmetered.

I tested twice. Below are the details from my second test. Bear in mind that TC updates usage hourly, and mine is updated at 43 minutes past the hour.

Between 16:43 and 17:52 this evening, as shown in my browser history, I visited many of the ‘unmetered’ sites and viewed many video clips. The remainders are static; they, at most, had small-sized photos. None had video or audio components that I could recall. In my opinion, the traffic to these static, non-ummetered sites would have accounted for no more than 5 MB in total.

Compare my browser history against my recorded usage for the same time period. As highlighted in green, I used 222 MB.

Even if we include the small lag between actual usage to the recorded usage, which shouldn’t have been much as my traffic immediately prior to 16:43 was light, there number still does not make sense.

From these observations, I am inclined to suggest that the so-called unmetered sites are actually metered.

Edit: uploaded the images but they didn't show. That's try thes two links:

Create new topic
4305 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 85

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 369475 18-Aug-2010 19:08
Send private message

Have you ruled out any running services or application that check for update, or download updates and request you install them at a later time?
What about any P2P traffic? Skype?

63 posts

Master Geek

  Reply # 369478 18-Aug-2010 19:12
Send private message

Bump. images are still not showing up, even though they are in the gallery.

No. All updates are up-to-date and no new downloads. No P2P or Skype either.


566 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 372002 24-Aug-2010 11:17
Send private message

Sorry about the isssues you are having.
Please email me your TelstraClear Account number and I'll have one of our Tech's have a look at your link and advise a solution.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.