View Poll Results: What I think of the policy that large items will only download viaWiFi

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  • Horrible Policy -abolish it entirely, let the user determine the method at all times.

    25 54.35%
  • The Lawyers have a point. Allow WiFi only to be bypassed with a waiver form per use.

    9 19.57%
  • Thank you Lawyers for saving me from going over my data cap. You are smarter than I am.

    6 13.04%
  • I look forward to M$FT taking away more of my choices and deciding everything for me. "Yes, master."

    6 13.04%
07-14-2014 09:33 AM
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  1. vk1971's Avatar
    Car stereo doesn't matter either for commuting, but it's nice to have it.
    06-21-2014 03:20 AM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    I couldn't vote because there was no reasonable option to choose from. They are all way too "out there".

    Lawyers may be involved, but Lawyers never drive policy. Lawyers are just administrators. Lawyers don't make executive decisions.

    I don't know what the reason for this is either, but my bet would also be on one or two of the U.S. carriers being behind it. They definitely have the most to gain by requesting such restrictions from manufacturers. That easily saves them hundreds of millions in infrastructure costs.
    06-21-2014 05:06 AM
  3. Hazem Khaled's Avatar
    I have an unlimited data plan but i can't use it to update my phone so i put my sim to my friend's phone and use Network sharing :(
    06-21-2014 06:39 AM
  4. CaliGirl2013's Avatar
    I checked throughout the forum, and it looks like the last post on this issue/question is 6.21....does anyone know if anything has changed over the past few days regarding the forced WiFi downloads? I have the grandfathered unlimited and yet forced to connect via wifi for nearly all the apps I need/want. Makes no sense to be around town, traveling or what have you, realize there is an app you need on the spot and low and behold, you are not getting it unless you are already paying for completely separate service at home and wait until then, or take the time in unfamiliar places to find free (slower) wifi and download. Why do I get the feeling that this is planned to force those with grandfathered data to finally drop it or force all to a position to where you can only watch short videos on this phone--a phone where you need to have an app to even watch youtube. Coming from an andriod, I thought this was going to be a great experience and upgrade, but I should have waited, this phone is an incredible hindrance in nearly every area. Hoping within the next couple months this option will be allowed, but thinking it will not be.
    07-05-2014 08:59 AM
  5. vk1971's Avatar
    It's still the same, at least for WP8 - cellular downloads up to 100 MB (depends on the carrier though) and wifi only for above 100 MB
    07-05-2014 01:59 PM
  6. Craigtrain's Avatar
    My 920 is a work phone, and has been on wifi the entire time I've had it. I never even knew this cellular limit existed. I just assumed it functioned similar to Android, which warns you about high data usage but lets you continue to download if you so choose.

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    07-05-2014 06:30 PM
  7. Cryio's Avatar
    WP8.0 allows downloads up to 100MB on cellular. Dunno if they changed it on WP8.1
    07-05-2014 07:51 PM
  8. trekgraham's Avatar
    I just verified Windows Store forces WiFi only for downloads under 100 MB. A 60 Mb podcast was setup for download via cellular and got forced wait for WiFi
    07-05-2014 08:19 PM
  9. trekgraham's Avatar
    WP 8 T-Mobile unlimited
    07-05-2014 08:20 PM
  10. Corepc's Avatar
    I just verified Windows Store forces WiFi only for downloads under 100 MB. A 60 Mb podcast was setup for download via cellular and got forced wait for WiFi
    Podcast are treated differently than apps and the limit was never raised for podcasts unlike it was for apps. Limit for podcasts I believe is still i20mb over cellular.

    I am glad that they at least upped the apps to 100mb over cellular. That ensure that almost all apps and nearly all games can be downloaded and enjoyed on the go without needing a wifi connection to download them.
    trekgraham likes this.
    07-06-2014 12:13 AM
  11. trekgraham's Avatar
    Thanks I didn't know that, I just wish system updates were increased higher to eliminate having to drive. I can stream my podcasts even though I prefer hard copy of them
    07-06-2014 12:53 AM
  12. vk1971's Avatar
    My 920 is a work phone, and has been on wifi the entire time I've had it. I never even knew this cellular limit existed. I just assumed it functioned similar to Android, which warns you about high data usage but lets you continue to download if you so choose.

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    That's very smart and convenient way to handle downloads. MS should implement it.
    07-06-2014 02:31 AM
  13. afgzee's Avatar
    Just how we should be able to auto upload videos and high quality photos to OneDrive
    07-06-2014 08:26 AM
  14. Cryio's Avatar
    Just how we should be able to auto upload videos and high quality photos to OneDrive
    Well, using WP8.1 you actually can. That was a "problem" only on WP7.x/8.0.
    07-06-2014 08:42 AM
  15. afgzee's Avatar
    Well, using WP8.1 you actually can. That was a "problem" only on WP7.x/8.0.
    I have v8.1 and don't know how to do this, I made a thread about it, so if you could let me know how this is done would be great as others said its not possible.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...e-network.html
    07-07-2014 05:04 AM
  16. Cryio's Avatar
    There was an article on AAWP where it said OneDrive on 8.1 now works as it should
    07-09-2014 05:58 PM
  17. afgzee's Avatar
    but still doesn't allow auto upload of original quality photos or even videos over a mobile network. Shocking.
    07-14-2014 09:33 AM
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