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Is giffgaff +1GB Extra equal to 1024MB or 1022.16MB ?

Started by: jaymailsays
On: 26/07/2018 | 19:40
Replies: 8
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by: jaymailsays
on: 26/07/2018 | 19:40

Not seen an Announcement to this effect but strangely my potential +1GB Extra  has morphed into +1022.16MB extra

 

Anyone else getting this alternative description? 

 

Shouldn't it be 1024MB?

 

My goodybags

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7.19 GB data
 
+1022.16 MB extra
 
Unltd mins & texts
 
22 days left
 
We've given you 1 GB extra, just in case you run out
 
 
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by: woodyuk
on: 26/07/2018 | 20:14

You're exactly right that 1GB = 1024MB (2x2x2x2 etc) so I've no idea where the odd 1.84 MB has gone and perhaps a member of staff could explain for us?

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by: shabazmoqsud
on: 27/07/2018 | 05:35

@jaymailsays wrote:

Not seen an Announcement to this effect but strangely my potential +1GB Extra  has morphed into +1022.16MB extra

 

Anyone else getting this alternative description? 

 

Shouldn't it be 1024MB?

 

My goodybags

Active

 
7.19 GB data
 
+1022.16 MB extra
 
Unltd mins & texts
 
22 days left
 
We've given you 1 GB extra, just in case you run out
 
 

@jaymailsays yes 1GB should be 1024MB

 

How did get the value you have for the 1GB as i would like to check this myself.

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by: jaymailsays
on: 27/07/2018 | 06:01

Hi @shabazmoqsud you can find it on your account page.

https://giffgaff.com/dashboard

 

@woodyuk I'm hoping @alex_w will know the reason.

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by: figment_uk
on: 27/07/2018 | 13:06

@jaymailsays

 

@jaymailsays wrote:

Hi @shabazmoqsud you can find it on your account page.

https://giffgaff.com/dashboard

 

Really?  I see this:

 

dash.png

I do not work for giffgaff, so cannot check anything on your account. This is a public community - please do not post any personal info.
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by: jaymailsays
on: 27/07/2018 | 13:50
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@figment_uk wrote:

@jaymailsays

 

@jaymailsays wrote:

Hi @shabazmoqsud you can find it on your account page.

https://giffgaff.com/dashboard

 

Really?  I see this:

 

dash.png

@figment_uk The plot thickens.

 

Mine is not duplicating yours.

 

I am using Android Chrome on mobile. No change when I refresh the page.

 

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by: dave99
on: 27/07/2018 | 14:33
@woodyuk

If you want to be technically correct then 1GB is actually 1000MB, 1024MB is actually 1GiB.

In 1998 the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published standards for binary prefixes, requiring that the gigabyte strictly denote 10003 bytes and gibibyte denote 10243 bytes.
By the end of 2007, the IEC Standard had been adopted by the IEEE, EU, and NIST, and in 2009 it was incorporated in the International System of Quantities.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte#Definition
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by: shabazmoqsud
on: 27/07/2018 | 15:16

@figment_uk wrote:

@jaymailsays

 

@jaymailsays wrote:

Hi @shabazmoqsud you can find it on your account page.

https://giffgaff.com/dashboard

 

Really?  I see this:

 

dash.png

@jaymailsays i have the same as @figment_uk

 

Not like yours

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by: jaymailsays
on: 27/07/2018 | 18:43

@shabazmoqsud It is certainly a mystery.

 

I wonder if it related to the date of the goodybag or whether it matters if it is a first eligible purchase.

 

I am speculating of course.

 

All I know is that it shows differently for me, than yours.

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