We are duped by hiding the details in fineprints. MBps and mbps is not small and capital letters.Few days ago I had posted a thread wherein I had discussed about the T&Cs which we rarely read and accept. Many members felt that its okay to accept them as it is because they are just in favour of the seller and some details for the consumers. One of the marketing funda which I came to know recently about broadband service by ISPs is what I wanted to discuss. ISPs usually promote their plans by pr0moting that we will get blazing fast internet speed if we opt for 100 mbps speed plan or 200 mbps or more and so on. Also the speed will be measured including downloading, uploading and data packet lost in transmission.
When we look at 100 mbps or 200 mbps speed we feel that it will be great speed but in reality we never read the fine print and there is the catch. We never noticed that how loosely we read 'mbps' and 'MBPS'
'mbps' is mega bits per seconds and 'MBPS' is Mega bytes per second. Now 1 byte = 8 bit, thereby the speed we are offered is always 8 times lower than the one we see i.e. 100 mbps or 200 mbps. For a 100 mbps plan, the download speed will be around 8-10 MB per second and so on as the speed is measured in terms of uploading, downloading and data packet loss combined.
Those who are technical will be aware of it but, most of us are not and get really impressed when we see such plans and shell a bomb to buy such plans.
For us mbps and MBPS was just small letter and capital letters but the difference is 8 times the speed of internet. Members having more details or clarity can share their views.