• The Mole (unregistered)

    1 of Unlimited used (100.00%)

    Surely 1/infinity = 0%?

  • TheCPUWizard (unregistered)

    The "usage tracking" may not be a WTF... Every plan I have seen [USA] has a point where even though the data is "unlimited" reaching one or more usage points results in a decrease in speed. I have had some (exceptionally high usage) billing cycles where I was throttled to under 500kbs even though my plan is "unlimited".

  • Ex-lurker (unregistered)

    Secnod! (and thrid too, because parallelism)

  • Ex-lurker (unregistered)

    Thrid! (and secnod too, because parallelism)

  • ApoY2k (unregistered) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    Same in Germany. All data plans are unlimited by default, but you're limited after X MB of usage to some ludicrous snail mail speed.

    But, technically, it's unlimited, because you CAN still access the net...


  • (nodebb)

    You are all missing the point. Forget the "minutes" and "text messaging" usage and focus on the "data" usage limit for a second, which is NOT unlimited (Minor WTF, but still).

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered) in reply to TheCPUWizard

    I think the WTF here is the 30.942999999999998 GB. Don't dare using another 2 µB, or they'll extra charge you 0.002 cents, or dollars, or megadollars, or whatever (http://verizonmath.blogspot.de/2006/12/verizon-doesnt-know-dollars-from-cents.html).

  • Ex-lurker (unregistered) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    Agreed. (Using 1000 instead of 1024 as the multiplyer of an order of magnitude for the sake of simplicity,) we could say this plan has 30 GB, 924 MB, 999 kB and 999 bytes. I wonder how they manage to measure 1/999998 of a byte then. A bit only goes so far.

  • Thaumatechnician (unregistered) in reply to Ex-lurker

    The fractional bits must come from the same factory that made the ones used by one machine I worked on which had a 528 byte file fragmented into 1020 fragments. No, not 528KB...

  • markko (unregistered)

    WTF in windows installer message is that user can't read what it tells. It clearly states that applications with these numbers use files not that installer depends on 2972.

  • Red Five (unregistered)

    Verizon apparently employs Vulcan programmers.

  • Ex-lurker (unregistered) in reply to Thaumatechnician

    Well, technically that is possible without fractional bits. 528 bytes are 4224 bits, more than enough for 1020 fragments. It wouldn't be compatible with the way our computers store information but then again this system is obviously borked somewhere.

  • Guest (unregistered) in reply to markko

    Yeah. Also, the dialog might be showing PIDs (Process Identifiers) instead of the application names. The numbers are in the right range at least.

  • foxyshadis (unregistered) in reply to Guest

    Gee, YOU THINK? Naming and shaming is the only way to get anyone to fix their crappy installers, even Microsoft.

  • (nodebb)

    Fractional bits are a thing that is reasonable in information theory (and arise from needing extra bits to handle encodings, and so on).

    Mobile billing, less so…

  • lamb (unregistered)

    I see your reflection. Stay anonymous, my friend.

  • mathsguy (unregistered) in reply to The Mole


    it'd be -12.

  • Walter Scott (google)

    The "use following" may not be a WTF... Each arrangement I have seen [USA] has a point where despite the fact that the information is "boundless" achieving at least one use focuses brings about a decline in speed. I have had a few (extraordinarily high use) charging cycles where I was throttled to under 500kbs despite the fact that my arrangement is "boundless".

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