1. Piyush Jain3's Avatar
    NokiaPowerUser reports that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 will support zero-rating of mobile downloads to Microsofts update servers, allowing users to download updates without affecting their data caps
    The OEM documentation states:

    This topic shows how Mobile Operators (MOs) can enable and test Windows Phone updates to work with zero-rating. Zero-rating allows users to download data, such as device updates, without being charged for data usage.

    Enabling zero-rating:
    Add the following two URLs to your network as zero-rated sites:

    http://wp.download.windowsupdate.com

    http://wp.ds.download.windowsupdate.com

    Once those URLs are zero-rated, there are no more actions to take to get zero rating in place. It will be effective for all Windows Phone devices (both operator variant and open market devices). The first eligible update for zero rating is Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1.
    Microsoft writes :
    The update size limit is set to 100 MB by default. However, MOs can configure the update size limit and zero-rate the update downloads

    Source: NPU
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    09-11-2014 05:38 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    So, these sites can be designated as zero-rated by carriers/mobile networks? Well, I hope they support this to get the updates out the door as quickly as possible.

    Thanks for sharing this important news here!
    09-11-2014 05:44 AM
  3. Piyush Jain3's Avatar
    I am waiting for this to happen... Hope it's available soon
    09-11-2014 05:45 AM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    Interesting.

    Actual link for the documentation section is here

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-US/O...device_updates
    09-11-2014 05:52 AM

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