GB is short for 'gigabyte', which is a chunk of data. Everything which is sent over the web is made up of chunks of data, whether it's a web page, an email, a music track or video clip.
8 bits of data = 1 byte
1024 bytes of data = 1 Kilobyte (KB)
1024 KB of data = 1 Megabyte (MB)
1024 MB of data = 1 Gigabyte (GB)
Of course, each involves a different amount of data – the average email (without attachments) is around 4KB, whereas digital photographs are around 1MB. An MPEG3 music file is around 3 to 4MB.
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You will need a USB port (2.0 - Most computers bought in the last 5 years will have this. Check your computer's user guide if you are unsure).
PC users: Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP (Service Pack 2), or Windows Vista is required.
Mac users: OSX (10.4.5 and above) and a screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels are required.
If you're not sure which operating system your computer uses, just take a look at its manual.
With a huge 3GB worth of data access, you can do all this (and a little bit more!)
Send 2000 emails
Download 300 music tracks
Download 100 two-minute videos
Browse online for 100 hours
Check your usage with our data table.
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Yes - as long as the computer has a USB port, and it has a compatible operating system, you can plug it in and away you go!
If you do use your USB modem in lots of different computers, you can keep track of your usage by visiting Your Account at virginmobile.co.uk
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