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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone know how VZW measures data?

I know it doesn't make too much of a difference, but does anyone know whether data is measured in decimal or binary measurements? As in gigabytes or gibibytes? I know data storage is measured in terms of decimal on the market, but I'm wondering if data usage is as well.

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Old December 1st, 2012, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Log in to your MyVerizon web page and it will break down the data usage for you in your choice of unit ... KB, MB, GB (with a capital B for Bytes) Hope that helps
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Log in to your MyVerizon web page and it will break down the data usage for you in your choice of unit ... KB, MB, GB (with a capital B for Bytes) Hope that helps
Sorry for not being clear enough. I'm not talking about bitrate or anything like that regarding bits vs. bytes, but rather how Verizon rationalizes their data usage. In binary, one kilobyte (or as it's called now, kibibyte) is exactly 1024 bytes. In the typical (SI) storage standards of measurement, one kilobyte is rationalized to 1000 bytes. The difference is quite negligible in smaller sizes, but the difference becomes more apparent as you go up in scale (2 "tebibytes" being 2199023255552 bytes while 2 "terabytes" are 2000000000000 bytes, effectively 1.62 tebibytes which is considerably less than 2 tebibytes).
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To anyone it may concern, data is measured in gibibytes. That's 2,147,483,648 bytes for "2gb" to be exact.
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