1. 0pusX's Avatar
    I don't get it, why does apple require us to d/l apps over wifi only if they are bigger than 20mb? If Verizon allows it what would make apple not allow it?
    11-15-2011 01:25 AM
  2. verwon's Avatar
    Because then they'll have users blaming them, when they go over their data limits.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-15-2011 01:27 AM
  3. Cleveland's Avatar
    Plus it eats up more bandwidth for downloads when it comes to network speeds too
    11-15-2011 01:30 AM
  4. 0pusX's Avatar
    I love how people's stupidity is partially to blame..... If you cant figure outh that downloads are going towards your data cap then you shouldn't have a phone.

    Ok enough of my mini rant..... I'm just mad I don't have wifi access at work.
    11-15-2011 01:35 AM
  5. ame's Avatar
    I have a feeling that the carriers made that part of the deal with Apple, to preserve network and data.
    11-15-2011 09:35 AM
  6. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I love how people's stupidity is partially to blame..... If you cant figure outh that downloads are going towards your data cap then you shouldn't have a phone.

    Ok enough of my mini rant..... I'm just mad I don't have wifi access at work.
    Not everyone has a tiered data plan. Lots of people, myself included, have unlimited data. Even still, there are other things besides downloading that eat up data. I'd imagine someone who streams Sirius or Pandora eats up a lot more data than someone who downloads a few apps,.
    Last edited by NobodyListenstoLaura; 11-15-2011 at 10:05 AM.
    11-15-2011 10:03 AM
  7. 0pusX's Avatar
    I have unlimited too....its a pain though trying to get an app and having to hunt down some wifi
    11-15-2011 10:06 AM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    So it doesn't slow down the networks
    11-15-2011 10:21 AM
  9. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I have unlimited too....its a pain though trying to get an app and having to hunt down some wifi
    Turn your wifi on and drive around and wait on your phone to tell you there's a wifi connection available. Most hotels have unrestricted wifi. Wal-Mart here has wifi as do most hospitals. I've sat in a hospital parking lot before I worked for one and have used their wifi for a bit to get a few things done because I was too broke to afford my own internet.
    11-15-2011 10:30 AM
  10. IamHahn's Avatar
    I have a feeling that the carriers made that part of the deal with Apple, to preserve network and data.
    This has been discussed as nauseum on the web, it is the carriers who inforce the limit. This keeps there data bandwidth low with so many smartphone users.
    11-15-2011 11:10 AM
  11. ame's Avatar
    Why are you posting that at me? I replied to the OP who asked this question about Apple.
    11-15-2011 11:40 AM
  12. rewNATION's Avatar
    I've been complaining about this as well lately. I don't know anywhere I can get free wi-fi. Every time I find it I can't connect because it's protected.
    11-15-2011 12:06 PM
  13. 0pusX's Avatar
    Well if it is up to the carriers, why dont they do it to Android users too?
    11-15-2011 04:34 PM
  14. noaim's Avatar
    Well if it is up to the carriers, why dont they do it to Android users too?
    this is the exact question I have.. android isn't limited to this..
    11-15-2011 04:42 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    I've been complaining about this as well lately. I don't know anywhere I can get free wi-fi. Every time I find it I can't connect because it's protected.
    Really? Right off the top of my head... I know I can get free wifi at my favorite coffee place, the public library, the local McDonalds, the interstate rest area up the road just to name a few... you might have to go in a buy a coffee and ask for the current password at the coffee place to use their free wifi... and I'd buy the coffee anyway... and then there's wifi at home...
    11-15-2011 04:47 PM
  16. noaim's Avatar
    Really? Right off the top of my head... I know I can get free wifi at my favorite coffee place, the public library, the local McDonalds, the interstate rest area up the road just to name a few... you might have to go in a buy a coffee and ask for the current password at the coffee place to use their free wifi... and I'd buy the coffee anyway... and then there's wifi at home...
    not everyone lives in places with wi-fi all over..
    11-15-2011 04:50 PM
  17. StefR's Avatar
    I love how people's stupidity is partially to blame..... If you cant figure outh that downloads are going towards your data cap then you shouldn't have a phone.

    Ok enough of my mini rant..... I'm just mad I don't have wifi access at work.
    Unfortunately, most people are idiots and most people want to have the coolest and best thing around, even if they don't know how to use it, so in turn, a lot of idiots have iPhones, and they only use it to check email and text, so they probably got rid of their unlimited data plan to save a measly $5 a month (even tho they will end up paying a lot more for data in the future when 2GB doesn't get you very far), so Apple has to ***** proof things, such as only allowing 20MB downloads over WiFi.
    11-15-2011 06:58 PM
  18. noaim's Avatar
    Unfortunately, most people are idiots and most people want to have the coolest and best thing around, even if they don't know how to use it, so in turn, a lot of idiots have iPhones, and they only use it to check email and text, so they probably got rid of their unlimited data plan to save a measly $5 a month (even tho they will end up paying a lot more for data in the future when 2GB doesn't get you very far), so Apple has to ***** proof things, such as only allowing 20MB downloads over WiFi.
    this isnt correct either.. the 20 mb limit was in effect well before there was data limits it has nothing to do with the data limits
    11-15-2011 07:01 PM
  19. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    I'm sure the limit was requested by carriers. iOS applications are a lot larger than Android applications which is probably why the limit is not set on those devices.

    Example: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
    on iOS: 567 MB
    on Android: 1.1 MB
    11-15-2011 07:07 PM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    not everyone lives in places with wi-fi all over..
    I'm in rural Iowa and if I can find wifi and it's not that difficult to find free wifi... Iowa interstate rest areas have it... many public libraries have free wifi... if one is motivated enough, it could be had.
    11-15-2011 07:11 PM
  21. StefR's Avatar
    I'm in rural Iowa and if I can find wifi and it's not that difficult to find free wifi... Iowa interstate rest areas have it... many public libraries have free wifi... if one is motivated enough, it could be had.
    Maybe some people don't want to run around looking for interstate rest areas or other places that have free WiFi. Running around trying to find a place where you can use your mobile device kind of defeats the purpose of a mobile device.
    11-15-2011 07:47 PM
  22. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Maybe some people don't want to run around looking for interstate rest areas or other places that have free WiFi. Running around trying to find a place where you can use your mobile device kind of defeats the purpose of a mobile device.
    I agree with this.
    11-17-2011 07:16 PM
  23. kch50428's Avatar
    Maybe some people don't want to run around looking for interstate rest areas or other places that have free WiFi. Running around trying to find a place where you can use your mobile device kind of defeats the purpose of a mobile device.
    Perhaps those kind of people should get their own wifi at home so they don't have to incessantly kvetch about not being able to find it...
    11-17-2011 08:35 PM
  24. Adawg1203's Avatar
    I don't get it, why does apple require us to d/l apps over wifi only if they are bigger than 20mb? If Verizon allows it what would make apple not allow it?
    That's because Verizon does not allow it. It causes congestion and slows down the network. Apple has NO control over the medium that's used to deliver products/services to the end users.
    11-19-2011 07:59 AM
  25. 0pusX's Avatar
    That's because Verizon does not allow it. It causes congestion and slows down the network. Apple has NO control over the medium that's used to deliver products/services to the end users.
    I dont think its Verizon's choice, because 1) The d/l cap is on iPhones on at&t also, and 2) Why wouldnt they put the cap on Android phones then too?
    11-19-2011 05:08 PM
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