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Microsoft lifts the 20MB app download cap over cellular, now 50MB

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:05

A feature that was part of the original rollout of Windows Phone 7, over-the-air downloads were limited to 20MB...

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:10 14

1. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

There shouldnt be caps to begin with. If you can't be sensible to know when to download certain apps then you shouldn't have a smartphone with an internet plan.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 23:06 3

2. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Data cap? Thats absurd.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 23:29 6

3. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

And this is why ios is dying and windows phone will fail.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:35 3

4. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I sincerely doubt a mostly-unnoticeable data cap (which exists on other platforms as well) is on shoppers' minds when deciding what phone to buy. Typically the only times such large downloads occur is over WiFi anyway.

As a Windows Phone user for almost a year, I can honestly say I have never noticed such a cap or been inconvenienced by any such thing.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 06:59

6. jopancy (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

FYI, the now "lowly" symbian belle allows unlimited downloads via cellular 3G networks. I have downloaded a file as large as 200MB using the UCWeb broswer download manager.

Now, if that "out-dated" OS can do that, I wonder why a "modern" OS like Window Phone 8 can't?

My view: Mandatory data caps on phones is really stupid. why not make a provision for users to set their own limit per session or download? That's more reasonable.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:24 2

5. mew7946510 (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)

50MB is still a bit low. Some full featured apps require much higher memory..

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