upload/download data via cell phone or wifi hotspot

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I have a 7Gb/month plan on an unlocked Samsung with no tab. When I upload a file over a mobile network how does that affect my data usage? Also, I'm planning to provide internet to my desktops/laptop/tablet/ipod via wifi hotspot. How does the upload and download functions affect the mobile data usage from those devices? I dont want to go over my data limit but I have enough data to not bother getting a conventional household internet plan for what I'm doing.
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When I upload a file over a mobile network how does that affect my data usage?
You will consume data from your plan for both uploads and downloads.


Also, I'm planning to provide internet to my desktops/laptop/tablet/ipod via wifi hotspot

Your desktops/laptop/tablet/ipod will consume data at a far greater rate than does your phone, as the files sent them are larger. In addition, any number of updates may be sent to those devices, consuming data in unexpected fashion.
You will want to ensure you are on a Shock-Free Data plan to avoid surprises.
 
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