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Uploading audio on 2G network

Hi there,
I'm working with a contact in rural India who is trying to transfer an audio file to me online. He's struggling to upload over his 2G network but I don't have many details. Do you have any suggestions of why it might be failing and how to circumvent it? Is my only option to get him or the data to a better connection, or is there a tech solution that can avoid that?

Thanks!

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It's going to be slow so

Try other upload apps. A coworker that went to India found it was better to find a WiFi hotspot when ease of upload is required as data plans were not cheap or reliable.

Why not DropBox this over? (What is DropBox and use is on the web so I don't expound on that.)

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Waiting for info

Thanks very much! I am waiting to hear more about the tech and possibilities of going to a wifi hotspot, but my contact is very rural so the latter might not be easy. I think Dropbox, or another upload server with resume functionality might be the best way to go. Also, I'll see if he can compress the files / edit them into smaller chunks.

Very best!
tamkai

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With Dropbox

The way Dropbox works I never found the need to compress. Besides most audio files like MP3s are already compressed.

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Automatic resume

Hi there, do you know if Dropbox or another file transfer service that you know of does automatic resume if the connection is lost?

Muchas,

tamkai

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Yes.

It appears you need to try Dropbox yourself.

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