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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?

While we're measuring, I'm a Linux System Administrator for one of the 3 big telcos.

 

My point is simple. At best the page is inconsistent. Worst case your out 24MB. In the end, for me, It's not that big of a deal as I've never used up my 250MB.

 

@z10user4I leave tomorrow and will be away a couple days. I'll take screencaps of my usage over the days and update this weekend.

 

 

I dont know what point we're trying to prove here but its simple enough and I'm happy to oblige.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?


@ChowtimeApricot wrote:

 

I dont know what point we're trying to prove here but its simple enough and I'm happy to oblige.


Just the finer points of life with PM.

See how the counter shows on that roaming data line. Whether it goes into 3 decimals.

I guess if you don't use your 250 you really won't use the 1gb. If you were to use the 1 gb it would be interesting to see when exactly it cuts off. But certainly don't go out of your way on that point.

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?


@geopublic wrote:

 


@ChowtimeApricot  1GB of data is 1GB of data regardless on how it's being displayed on the usage counter.

 

so on the counter showing 1024MB usage of 10MB will show up 10.24

and on the counter showing 1000MB it will show as 10

 

 


If they're going to to use one definition of 1GB one place, that same definition should be used in the other as well.

 

As for 10MB showing up as 10.24MB in self serve, there really isn't any way for use to confirm that. 

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?


@geopublic wrote:


My point is it all depends on how it gets calculated from the backend system.

 

8 bits is one byte

1024 Kb = 1MB * 1000 = 1GB

1024MB =1GB


 

1024 KB is 1 MB (the small/capital "b" matters).   But if 1024KB is going to equal 1MB, then 1GB should be 1024MB.

 

If the we're going to say that 1GB equal 1000MB, then we should also be saying that 1000KB equals 1MB, based on 1MB being exactly 1 million bytes. 

 

I am almost certain that Public Mobile's systems are using the definition of 1MB being equal to 1,048,576 bytes.  In that regard, for them to show 1GB but then only including 1000MB in the counter doesn't make any sense.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?

 

@z10user4   here ya go.Screenshot_20200108-155643.png

 

 

Nice side note. I can not call 1800 or *611 At all. I can receive texts but not send... however I can send MMS messages.... I guess it's because I have data.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?


@ChowtimeApricot wrote:

 

@z10user4   here ya go.

 

Nice side note. I can not call 1800 or *611 At all. I can receive texts but not send... however I can send MMS messages.... I guess it's because I have data.


Hey thanks. So we do get 3 digits  on the data line like the others.

Can you call 18554public?

I thought we _could_ call 611 from the states. Oh is that 611 or *611?

You might also receive calls but calls and texts are unofficial.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?

18554782542 and *611 doesn't work. I also tried without the star just in case and it doesn't work. The call starts to be connected and then it drops. No message no nothing. Just hangs up on me. I'm roaming on AT&T.

 

 

I forward incoming calls to my voip number and use a voip app so that's no problem.

 

Incoming sms and mms works. Outbound sms does not. Outbound MMS works and I assume it's because I have data.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?

 @ChowtimeApricot 

Thanks for reporting.

I had thought that those numbers would get to the IVR so that one could spend money to _buy_ add-ons to use the service.

Oh well.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?

@z10user4 

 

No problem. I was sure they'd work too. If your out of Wi-Fi and need data or to make an urgent call it's reasonable you should be able to call and add it. Ah well.

 

 

The data looks like it's 1000mb and not 1024mb like the holiday add on too. It's frustrating that they both are labeled the same (1GB) but the amount you get is different. They should label the usa one 1000MB.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Why is 1GB of data different for the USA addon?

I will be in the states in a few days. I'm going to finally test the roaming texting bug to experience it for myself. Maybe I'll get the minimum data too and see what it gets to when it runs out.

I _was_ intending to check out those IVR numbers but now not apparently.