Beware R500,000 per GB roaming rate

labratza

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thats why when you land in a country if using for data you get a local sim card and top it up with data, never roam
 

HBee

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Why is blackmail and extortion illegal if companies can do it with impunity.
 

vic777

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Why this exorbitant rate? How could it possibly cost R500 000 per GB to roam? Why do people living in Europe not pay rates like this when they roam?
 

Sig_sys_7

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Beware R500,000 per GB roaming rate

Exorbitant international roaming charges have been a hot topic for years, and looking at what users pay to roam, it is easy to see why.

Mattel Mauritius? Sweet ****, research much?
It is in Mauritania and you missed Emtel Mauritius.

You know they have search engines and GSMA publishes operator information? Isn't telco stuff supposed to be a myBB speciality?
 

Mike Hoxbig

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It really hurts me when i see a supposed tech forum thinks 1000MB = 1GB.
The worst part is that they know it's poor facts and research, hence they attached the Staff Writer moniker.

Whereas anything half decent usually has an actual name...
 

Mike Hoxbig

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well decimal based its 100% correct

Que? Since when does the numeric system used have any bearing on the the very definition of something? 1GB = 1024MB (decimal) = 2[sup]10[/sup]MB (binary) irrespective of the numeric system used...
 

Slootvreter

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Que? Since when does the numeric system used have any bearing on the the very definition of something? 1GB = 1024MB (decimal) = 2[sup]10[/sup]MB (binary) irrespective of the numeric system used...

Someone at MyBB better apologize for this!!!!
 

AntiThesis

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It really hurts me when i see a supposed tech forum thinks 1000MB = 1GB.

Weeeelll -
Then in December 1998 the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the leading international organization for worldwide standardization in electrotechnology, introduced new symbols and prefixes for binary multiples and changed the earlier ones. According to the new definitions, one gigabyte no longer equals 1023^3 bytes but 1000^3 bytes and 1023^3 bytes is now represented by a new term called gibibyte. The new prefixes for measurement of bytes are shown in the table below.
http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/1-gigabyte-is-not-equal-to-1024_22.html
 

DTBA

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Que? Since when does the numeric system used have any bearing on the the very definition of something? 1GB = 1024MB (decimal) = 2[sup]10[/sup]MB (binary) irrespective of the numeric system used...

What I mean by this its a acceptable standard.

since 1 Gb = 10^9 bytes
Its fine to call 1GB 1000MB
 

Tharaxis

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The "new" postfix for the traditional gig is GiB, while the new gig has taken over GB, although let's be honest, most techies use GB to mean GiB.
 
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