Services Videos | What is the Difference Between KB, MB & GB?

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Kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes are units of measurement for data usage.

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With today's data plans and data usage limits it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. So I would like to explain the difference between a Kilobyte, Megabyte and Gigabyte. After signing in to My Verizon, you can view your minute, text and data usage at the top of the page and we offer the results in Kilobytes , Megabytes or Gigabytes for your convenience. Think of kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes as measurements for data. A kilobyte is the smallest measurement and most documents and smaller photos are measured in kilobytes. Every 1024 kilobytes equals one megabyte and megabyte is the next step-up and one megabyte equals 1024 kilobytes. Most songs and videos are large enough to be measured in megabytes. Every 1024 megabytes equals one gigabyte. A gigabyte is the largest measurable size of data for mobile data usage and one gigabyte equals 1024 megabytes. Typically monthly data plans are structured according to gigabytes. When it comes to choosing your data plans and understanding the difference the between kilobytes, megabytes and gigabytes Verizon wireless helps you keep track of how much data you are using with My Verizon Online and you can then determine how much you'll need.