Quote: Originally Posted by nithig
One thing ... when a deal includes both uploads (as well as the normal downloads) what effect does that have on useage? does it double it?
No, it's not doubled.
When up and down is counted - all traffic usage adds up to your plans total.
ie: An 8GB plan.
If you downloaded 3GB of files, used 3GB while browsing (youtube, video streaming, sites with a lot flash, large pics etc) and you 'uploaded' 2GB of data (torrents, e-mail attachments etc ) that all adds up to your 8GB total.
You couldn't download 8GB of data and upload 8GB of data because the total would be 16GB which would cost a hell of lot extra in excess usage fees. I'm pretty sure that all wireless plans count both up and down.
If you haven't already, check out the Broadband and Mobile sections of Whirlpool