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 Post subject: $1 PAYG what constitutes a data session on TPG
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:35 pm 
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Data is billed in 100kb segments per session block.

Can TPG please explain how they work out what a data session is?


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as far as i know the data is billed $0.05/10kb of data transmission...

where d'ya get that info? :roll:

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from the TPG web site, this is for the $1 payg accounts.

Since TPG do not have much of a strcuture for mobile users I put it here.

I understand that if I launch a small app and use 1kb, close it and if immediately start it again this would constitute 2 by 100kb data sessions as far as TPG is concerned.

I am trying to work out how the atart and finish of a data session is calculated.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:18 pm 
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Yes, that is correct. We charge on 100KB session block for PAYG plans.

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Thanks

What is the time out period for a session after it is instigated?


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<nose bleeding>

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Can't rush in and get a real answer straight off.

I am confused by your reply? I am a bit slow so more clues required.


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alright i think i have figured this out...

TPG charges 100kb in session block... this is per session on every 100kb segments.

The one youre thinking when you open/close an applciation and constitutes 1kb for first session then 2 for the second session... you will be then charged off 200kb...

its per session, charged every 100kb used data..

if your thinking it will be free if its lower than 100kb... no, its not going to be it... better to use the 100kb than turning it to waste...

you get what i mean?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:02 am 
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Thanks for your explanation.

Have no problems with the concept of 100kb data blocks.

My query is in relation to what constitutes a session?

eg I open an app and use 5kb of data, I close the app and 1 hour later come back and open it again and use 5 kb. I understand that I would probably be charged 2 sessions at 100 kb each.

So, is the session calculated on the opening and closing of the app or by the time period between opening and closing the app?

What if I had opened the app and used 5kb and closed it AND then immediately reopened the app, common sense advises me (though this is the internet) that this should only constitute 1 session block at 100kb.

How does the TPG billing process decide when a session has started and finished.

I have been reading on whirlpool where some have experienced only 1 session when connected over a long period of time but where the app has polled their email about every 5 minutes. If the app is kept open perhaps the session is kept open OR perhaps because of the small period of time ie 5 minutes, between polling the billing system determines it is still the same session.

Surely TPG have an answer to this? after all their billing system is applying it to all data flowing through their system?


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[quote]what constitutes a session? [/quote]

i believe there's no time period... why TPG decides by connecting (start of session) and disconnecting (end of session) from its gateway.. if an an app is opened and able to connect to TPG internet gateway that the start of session and if you close it, the transmission will be lost and TPG will tag it as end of session.

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