1. mith2981's Avatar
    Why cant we download over 20MB from marketplace with our data connection, why it requires a wifi?
    12-23-2012 01:09 AM
  2. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    This has been answered before. I believe it was due to preventing too much stress on the network. Of course, it probably is more to help stop people hitting their data caps too quick, but for someone like me that has truly unlimited data, it isn't exactly an issue. The other reason I believe I saw was for battery saving reasons. Again, take these with a pinch of salt, this is just what memory tells me.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-23-2012 01:41 AM
  3. CJ Thunder's Avatar
    Or I can just turn on internet sharing with my gf and get what we want.

    A stupidly annoying process but sometimes warranted.
    12-23-2012 01:49 AM
  4. SnailUK's Avatar
    The iPhone used to have the same issue, I'd guess it's a carrier forced limit. Something Microsoft have to implement before the carrier will allow wp8 devices on their network.
    12-23-2012 03:59 AM
  5. Nophix's Avatar
    iPhone is still limited, but it got bumped to 50mb.

    Android has no such restriction. At least none of the ones on AT&T seem to.
    12-25-2012 09:17 AM
  6. Nophix's Avatar
    Or I can just turn on internet sharing with my gf and get what we want.

    A stupidly annoying process but sometimes warranted.
    I've done that on iPhone. Tether my net book and let it download the file. You can also stream most media, such as podcasts even though you can't download them.

    I'll have to try that on my Windows Phones if I can get Hotspot to work.
    12-25-2012 09:20 AM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    They really need to make this an option, some of us can manage our data fine. That being said, in the absence of that, they really need to increase the cap to 100MB or so. There's too many times I have to stream podcasts instead of downloading them, just because they hit the arbitrary limit.
    12-25-2012 11:28 AM
  8. zolgi's Avatar
    20mb? I've 50mb.
    12-25-2012 12:21 PM
  9. ExcaliburII's Avatar
    I can usually download a 50+MB file if needed...wasn't able to download crimson dragon today but then that is 200 :)
    12-27-2012 05:01 PM
  10. OldSkoolVWLover's Avatar
    The iPhone used to have the same issue, I'd guess it's a carrier forced limit.
    I would guess it is somewhere in the carrier agreement as well, especially with folks on certain providers holding on to grandfathered unlimited data, and now with LTE speeds rolling out more and more I am assuming the carrier is trying to nudge heavy users on a WiFi network or tethering device so they can hit you with another charge.
    12-27-2012 05:24 PM
  11. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I would guess it is somewhere in the carrier agreement as well, especially with folks on certain providers holding on to grandfathered unlimited data, and now with LTE speeds rolling out more and more I am assuming the carrier is trying to nudge heavy users on a WiFi network or tethering device so they can hit you with another charge.
    I can just see it in the UK... 5G - 250'000'000 for 5MB of 5G data! I still use my trusty old 3G. Here's hoping when Three becomes Four and gets 4G they do The One Plan still except with unlimited 4G.
    12-28-2012 07:38 AM
  12. Corepc's Avatar
    Was able to download Red Bull Kart Fighter which was 37mb. Cellular connected at 3g speeds. net10/straighttalk at&t sim unlimited plan.

    I know in the past I usually could not download over 20mb via cell.

    Maybe it is a few factors. Carrier dependent, spectrum,connection speed..

    Anybody else on net10/straighttalk able to do the same...

    Edit: 50mb is limit over cellular data
    Last edited by Corepc; 12-28-2012 at 10:31 AM.
    12-28-2012 07:44 AM
  13. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    You guys are just wrong on this.

    MS removed the 20MB cap (and dev documentation) on this last year. It is (and has been)
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    01-21-2013 11:59 AM
  14. JerseySal's Avatar
    Rubino is correcto
    01-21-2013 12:02 PM
  15. ryker002's Avatar
    I've always just viewed it as a "hey, don't be an ***** and wait until you're home to download this." type thing.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Board Express
    01-21-2013 12:05 PM
  16. jhoff80's Avatar
    You guys are just wrong on this.

    MS removed the 20MB cap (and dev documentation) on this last year. It is (and has been) <50MB now for some time (at least on WP8). Will do a post to clarify.
    It still needs to be about double that, though. :D
    01-21-2013 12:31 PM
  17. andyTL's Avatar
    This is bull****. I have "unlimited" data (30GB) and I canno't download 80MB app over 3G.
    Im getting more and more frustrated with this Lumia phone. Can't belive M$ cannot even release fully working Skype for it.
    Apart from Nokia maps, getting Lumia wasn't the best idea..
    03-25-2013 01:56 PM
  18. Antoniu's Avatar
    It's not Nokia fault or Windows. Neither android or apple can do that. It's limit from store. 100 MB on apple it's limit and android the same. Nokia rocks ! You can download from third party any size you want over data phone.

    Antoniu
    10-02-2013 08:14 PM
  19. Cryio's Avatar
    Dunno about WP 7.8 at this time, but on WP8 Microsoft officially lifted the cap to 100 MB. WP7.8 should have at least 50 MB.

    It's something from their servers anyway.
    03-16-2014 11:48 AM
  20. satyajitsinh vala's Avatar
    Why cant we download over 20MB from marketplace with our data connection, why it requires a wifi?
    12-12-2014 12:22 AM
  21. Murugan Kotheesan's Avatar
    Guys please visit this page to enter a new suggestion or vote for a existing one , _https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/3405369-please-enable-to-download-big-files-without-wifi
    06-02-2015 03:23 AM
  22. byobg's Avatar
    Never for WP7, is my guess (sorry).

    As far as I can tell, WP10 (I'm on the Technical Preview) doesn't have a cellular download cap for anything - yesterday, I downloaded a 250MB map over a cell connection, no problem (except using up 5% of my monthly data on one experiment :-))
    06-02-2015 07:44 AM

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