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Topic # 196188 22-May-2016 14:00
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If my plan includes eg 2GB of 4G data, does Vodafone count this in megabytes where 1024MB = 1GB ? or is it 1000MB = 1GB?


Just interested to know, as some overseas providers seem to use 1000MB = 1GB, so you're actually getting less.

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  Reply # 1557303 22-May-2016 14:08
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My plan has 1.25 GB of data per month. This comes up as 1280 MB in the 'My Vodafone' app so it looks like 1 GB = 1024 MB in this case.

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  Reply # 1557311 22-May-2016 14:30
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Ah.. the old 2^30 vs 10^9


For old schoolers 2^30 is everything except for HDD's which are 10^9 advertised (Or Marketing Gigabytes :-) )


But around the year 2000 to stop this confusion it was decide that  GiB (Gibibyte) 2^30 was introduced and GB is 10^9 (Gigabyte)


But people still use 2^30 for Gigabyte.


Apple for example actually define that they mean with GB. (And depends on the date/what device you had)





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