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Old Jun 5th 2007, 11:36 am
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But,
bieng a woman and not up on all things gadgety. Im with telefonica and want to know when they say 3mb connection, is it 3 megabits or 3 mega bytes???
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Old Jun 5th 2007, 11:51 am
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But,
bieng a woman and not up on all things gadgety. Im with telefonica and want to know when they say 3mb connection, is it 3 megabits or 3 mega bytes???
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Megabytes

Its probably half a megabyte
I read somewhere that TF aren't capable of supplying high megabyte connections rurally because of the exchanges, but I don't know that for sure.
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Old Jun 5th 2007, 4:54 pm
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If you don't really know what they are, then really it doesn't matter whether it's bits or bytes. All that does matter is that it's a fast connection. Even a half meg is reasonable.
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Old Jun 5th 2007, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by jennydor View Post
But,
bieng a woman and not up on all things gadgety. Im with telefonica and want to know when they say 3mb connection, is it 3 megabits or 3 mega bytes???
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I had 3mb in Playa Flamenca, was pretty fast.. good enough to download movies!
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Old Jun 5th 2007, 5:03 pm
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I had 3mb in Playa Flamenca, was pretty fast.. good enough to download movies!
You can download movies on a dial up, if you're willing to leave it on for weeks at a time!!

3mb is enough to get online tv. not brilliant but it works.
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Megabytes .
No, it's Megabits per second.
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Old Jun 5th 2007, 7:12 pm
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Megabytes

Its probably half a megabyte
I read somewhere that TF aren't capable of supplying high megabyte connections rurally because of the exchanges, but I don't know that for sure.
we apparently get 3mb..........but sometimes it's soooooooooo slooooooooooooow
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No, it's Megabits per second.
agreed... definately megabits.... megabytes would be amazing.... but it ever gonna happen with a normal phone line...
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No, it's Megabits per second.
Not according to BT & specialist forums etc it isn't
Apparantly we're both possibly right, but what does it matter ..................

http://www.solis.co.uk/broadband/bbfaq.htm

And see spyro2000's explanation in this forum

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/arch...p/t-59029.html

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Old Jun 5th 2007, 9:45 pm
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thanks all,
just solved an argument I was having.or was it a debate lol. thanks all
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Not according to BT & specialist forums etc it isn't
Apparantly we're both possibly right, but what does it matter ..................

http://www.solis.co.uk/broadband/bbfaq.htm

And see spyro2000's explanation in this forum

http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/arch...p/t-59029.html
It matters because the original poster asked the question - "is it megabytes or megabits".

The first one is just plain wrong - the second says it is Megabits.

If you do a bit more research you will find that it is megabits.
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 1:10 am
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It matters because the original poster asked the question - "is it megabytes or megabits".

The first one is just plain wrong - the second says it is Megabits.

If you do a bit more research you will find that it is megabits.

I meant that I didn't want to make a big thing of it .... but as it happens I just spoke to the MD of a computer company in the UK that I deal with and he says both are used ... but what does he know Fred
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I meant that I didn't want to make a big thing of it .... but as it happens I just spoke to the MD of a computer company in the UK that I deal with and he says both are used ... but what does he know Fred
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http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk/help/Download+broadband+speed
This explains it rather well
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Originally Posted by sjrw View Post
You can download movies on a dial up, if you're willing to leave it on for weeks at a time!!

3mb is enough to get online tv. not brilliant but it works.
Where do I go to download movies please?

P.S. Do I have to pay?

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