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I realize I’m far from the first person to talk about this, but it personally affected me for the first time, so I want to rant about it. I know, most telcos still live in the 90s. And that’s why I disabled automatic downloads outside of a WiFi connection. But I actively tapped the download button. I specifically wanted to download it. Fair enough to warn me again – but how about telling me the actual size? Is it 3800 MB or 207 MB? The error message does not provide useful information, and neither does it allow me to overrule the limitation. Even digging through all kinds of settings I was unable to get around it. After some googling (I refused to believe that this is actually still a thing in 2020) it seems that this is intentional. My 1500 bucks “smart” phone is telling me what I can and can’t download over the mobile data connection. Needless to say, I streamed it instead and used up the entire 3800 MB or 207 MB anyway. Not without a few buffering breaks of course, which is the exact reason why I wanted to download it beforehand in the first place.

Manuel was annoyed on January 18, 2020 at 17:19