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    Default My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    "Just a lil knowledge. Sprint and some other carriers stream their data differently. 10 GB with sprint is maybe 5 with Verizon"

    Is this trash what they are teaching Verizon reps? Or better question, does Verizon downgrade their data quality to the point that it reduces customers consumption by half?
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Quis89 View Post
    "Just a lil knowledge. Sprint and some other carriers stream their data differently. 10 GB with sprint is maybe 5 with Verizon"

    Is this trash what they are teaching Verizon reps? Or better question, does Verizon downgrade their data quality to the point that it reduces customers consumption by half?
    If there is a difference between data transmission based on carrier, it can't be that big. More misconception from the carriers.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Sounds like that rep was confused.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    What? A gig is a gig. It's a constant. It can't be different. Quality of streams may be different, but a gig is a gig.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Yes, you were getting BS'ed...
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    That's crazy, and also incorrect.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Bad information!
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    lol, WRONG! these "reps" are trained and are there to "help" but some how we find ourselves knowing more.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    A GB is a GB. Approx 1024 MB. That doesnt change. I dont know what they were trying to tell you.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Don't believe a word. One of the major reasons so many hate Verizon despite having a great network.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Damien_Eternal View Post
    A GB is a GB. Approx 1024 MB. That doesnt change. I dont know what they were trying to tell you.
    Unless it's an iPhone, then a GB is 1000MB.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    Unless it's an iPhone, then a GB is 1000MB.
    It's Apple. They can change math if they want to!
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    It's Apple. They can change math if they want to!
    It's on the box when you buy it.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    A gig is technically roughly 1,024MB, however people usually round down a bit to 1,000MB. Same with KB to MB.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    Y'all are trying to point out the difference between GB and GiB.
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    Default Re: My mother was just told this by a Verizon rep...(Thoughts?)

    No, the concept of data having value differing doesn't mean it's quantified differently. It's the same, the only difference can be the streaming settings set by the carriers such as the downgrade to stream at 480p(for ex).

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