- 01-03-2013, 09:49 AM #7
I wouldn't call the requirement for Wi-Fi a limitation of the OS but rather a feature. It's good that someone has stepped in and said files 20 MB or more should be downloaded over Wi-Fi in order to decrease the burden on the cellular network as well as keep your data plan from being dried up more quickly. I have a family of three on a plan with AT&T using the Family Share bundle - we don't even come close to using our entire plan allotment (15 GB) but I figure that one day I might go rouge and start downloading things at a pretty quick rate. Streaming music does that, too.
The only thing I wish was kept was the ability to plug your phone into your PC via USB and use your hardline internet connection to download larger files without the need to latch onto Wi-Fi. If I could go through Xbox Music or a Windows Phone store app on my PC and select the 8-10 applications I want to download and have it get done in a batch process that would be awesome.
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01-03-2013, 11:16 AM #10
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This is one "feature" I do not like. I don't have any "data plan" (edit: I mean I don't have any limit as to how much I can download) so I would like to download even large files sometimes. It's a good thing that it tells you that Wi-fi might be a good idea, but why can't I have an "Just proceed, please" option anywhere. And yes, carriers might not like it, but my oldie Android could download large apps through 3G.
- 01-03-2013, 11:29 AM #12
- 06-25-2013, 06:26 AM #14
i also foun the same problem on my lumia 520
so, i got an idea
i went tothe store and simply downloaded uc browser for windows phone and i installed it
then in uc i went to windows phone store then i clicked on an app which was more than 20 mb but the displayed page was a bit different from the previous
when i scrolled down i saw an option download and install mannually
when i clicked it my problem was completely cleares
sorry my english isnt so well!
- 09-03-2013, 09:26 AM #15
i switched from Galaxy S4 today for Lumia 920.. i know it's not the latest and greatest but I really do like Windows Phone but the heck is this download limit!! I have LTE with unlimited data!!! that's how we are here in the Philippines.. we do have unlimited data but this limit totally blows it! I'm making regrets just now !@#!@#!@
- 09-03-2013, 09:36 AM #16
- 10-16-2013, 10:00 AM #19
In this day and age of unlimited data plans and LTE 4G there shouldn't be a mandatory limit imposed on the end users. A simple warning that states you are about to download a large file which may incur additional charges would suffice.
- 10-19-2013, 11:07 AM #21
It would be nice to see Microsoft make the download limit a setting that the user can adjust for those who don't have a data limit.
As for the problem where the user's phone wasn't downloading even on WiFi, try power cycling your phone. My 920 did that one time, and resetting the phone fixed it.
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