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Old 09-20-2011, 04:50 PM
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What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

OK, this is just for m own knowledge, no big deal but it got me wondering.

Sometimes, when I am downloading and installing a program from Marketplace, it requires that I either be tethered or on WiFi, but other times it works fine using only the OTA from my cellular carrier. I was just wondering what makes one program able to be downloaded/installed one way or the other. Is it something the developer requires? More apt for Games versus Applications? Is there any reason for one over the other?

What got me to thinking about it was today, I had a couple of notifications at different times from Marketplace. The first one I updated with no problem, the other, required I be logged into a WiFi connection to download and update.

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Old 09-20-2011, 04:54 PM
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

Probably some stupid thing the Devs require you to do. Plants Vs Zombies on the market requires you be on a WiFi connection to download it.
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Big files are moved via WiFi, while others aren't...kinda silly to me for them to do this.

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Old 09-20-2011, 10:23 PM
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

Yeah, PvZ was what made me wonder about it today. My son was playing with the phone while we were in the truck today and he wanted to play it. Just so happened that was the one with the update. I hit the update and got the message. Just wondered why some would and some wouldn't.
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

When I got mine in December, the 1st things I bought was Monopoly and Slingplayer...I was out of town and noone had a router, I was going to send it back and keep using my HD2 lol.
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

its like this because some carriers have stupid data caps and its to protect from overages or throttling
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I kind of agree Eric, but Microsoft should've just had .cab files then .
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

I'm sure that this file size limit would easily be bypassed if custom roms become available.

It's quite annoying. I can download small clips from my subscribed podcasts but never the ones I really want.
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

Data caps makes since. I hadn't thought of that since I have sprints unlimited plan and, so far, that hasn't changed.....
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Re: What's the Difference between Over the Air and WiFi for Marketplace?

how does charging someone $120/month for service and then limiting how much one can use their phone make sense?
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