1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hello,

    Trying to download a game Asphalt 8: Airborne which is almost a GB.
    But it won't let me. It forces me to use WiFi when I have more than enough data.

    Other smaller games, no problem! What gives?

    Mr. V
    02-06-2015 06:34 AM
  2. someone2639's Avatar
    Your data connection might fail, causing you to not only lose that data, but you also need to reinstall.
    02-06-2015 06:36 AM
  3. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Hello,

    Trying to download a game Asphalt 8: Airborne which is almost a GB.
    But it won't let me. It forces me to use WiFi when I have more than enough data.

    Other smaller games, no problem! What gives?

    Mr. V
    Window phone does not allow a download of > 100 mb on data.

    Because of someone2639 reasons.
    someone2639, jojoe42 and xandros9 like this.
    02-06-2015 06:46 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    And also that if someone inadvertently downloads something huge over cellular, guess who gets blamed?

    its a safeguard.
    02-06-2015 01:05 PM
  5. someone2639's Avatar
    Window phone does not allow a download of > 100 mb on data.

    Because of someone2639 reasons.
    Isn't it 50?
    02-06-2015 01:13 PM
  6. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Isn't it 50?
    IIt's at least more than 50 I just tried and could download a game of 84mb over data.:-)
    02-06-2015 01:34 PM
  7. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Isn't it 50?
    Windows Phone 8 was, but 8.1 increased it.
    02-06-2015 01:43 PM
  8. someone2639's Avatar
    Windows Phone 8 was, but 8.1 increased it.
    Odd, an 83-Mb file is Wi-Fi only through 8.1
    02-06-2015 01:59 PM
  9. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Odd, an 83-Mb file is Wi-Fi only through 8.1
    I am on 8.1 + P4D.
    02-06-2015 02:05 PM
  10. someone2639's Avatar
    I am on 8.1 + P4D.
    Same
    02-06-2015 03:15 PM
  11. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    I understand for my protection, but that should be a setting....

    But anyhoo....
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-06-2015 03:43 PM
  12. Harrie-S's Avatar
    I understand for my protection, but that should be a setting....

    But anyhoo....
    Yes and no.

    As soon as it's a setting you get people who "did not know" it was a setting and get a hart attack if they get the bill. And then they "blame" Microsoft.

    Also if you have a good G3/G4 connection the downloading will be fast.
    But if you have a g2 connection it will be very slow.

    And there is a "loophole" but than you need 2 phones. Use network sharing on one and connect the other phone to this WiFi network
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-06-2015 04:02 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    I understand for my protection, but that should be a setting....

    But anyhoo....
    I think it should be a prompt, with confirmation required to continue on mobile data.

    Sent from whatever device I happen to be using today using Tapatalk
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-06-2015 04:12 PM
  14. colinkiama's Avatar
    Lol don't all smartphones have a similar limitations. Downloading any app using 100-150+mb of data will require WiFi
    02-06-2015 04:12 PM
  15. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Lol don't all smartphones have a similar limitations. Downloading any app using 100-150+mb of data will require WiFi
    A few years ago it was a good idea but now there are "enough" regions which have good 4G coverage and people with a "very" large cellular data plan. So it's not that strange to get the limitation "lifted".
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-06-2015 04:23 PM
  16. colinkiama's Avatar
    A few years ago it was a good idea but now there are "enough" regions which have good 4G coverage and people with a "very" large cellular data plan. So it's not that strange to get the limitation "lifted".
    Internationally, that is not the case sadly...
    02-07-2015 03:28 AM
  17. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Good points.

    But people will blame MS for anything. I want the option. A pop up saying it is huge amount of data that comes out of your plan is enough.

    Does Apple or Android have this restriction?

    Anyone know?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    02-08-2015 04:44 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    Good points.

    But people will blame MS for anything. I want the option. A pop up saying it is huge amount of data that comes out of your plan is enough.

    Does Apple or Android have this restriction?

    Anyone know?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    I know Android lets you do it if you acknowledge it.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-08-2015 05:26 PM

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