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I do not really see the problem, the iphone has the same download limitation, I understand that it is a gaming device, and you want to download games, but why not download them at home, and be set when your on the go.
Because the cap makes the 3g capability effectively pointless.
    
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I just wish I could decent service from some one other than AT&T. Every one else makes me buy these massive data plans that will never get used since there is free wifi EVERY where. There are very few places I can go and not have free wifi.

My phone bill would jump about $40 a month to go to any other company.

But yeah...my iPhone has the same cap I think. I have to download any apps on wifi. Kind of pain since the 3G should be able to handle it. However the 20MB size cap doesn't come into play if you are not downloading an app...books for my nook app and browsing are fine...would be fine with even a 5MB cap.

Doesn't every other company have the same size cap though?
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/16/11 at 8:52am
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I just wish I could decent service from some one other than AT&T. Every one else makes me buy these massive data plans that will never get used since there is free wifi EVERY where. There are very few places I can go and not have free wifi.

My phone bill would jump about $40 a month to go to any other company.
This general theory should be applied to call minutes. I honestly will never use the base 500 minutes, let alone the unlimited talk/text I have. I wish I could get my unlimited data without the extreme price of talk/text.

AT&T-Mobile will hopefully work this out at some point.
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Dumb move, especially since handheld consoles aren't relevant anymore.
uhh not really....... definitely relevant.

Unless you like pressing fake buttons with your fingers taking up screen real estate.
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Cell carriers are out of control, these services cost them next to nothing to provide. We need net neutrality.

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uhh not really....... definitely relevant.

Unless you like pressing fake buttons with your fingers taking up screen real estate.
Most people now do, the smartphone is the future of handheld gaming, arguably. I don't see a handheld revolution coming since they are like consoles and don't get frequent revisions, so it looks like phones from here on out.
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uhh not really....... definitely relevant.

Unless you like pressing fake buttons with your fingers taking up screen real estate.
I second this. My brother downloaded some Mega Man package on his Droid with all the older games on it. I crapped a brick when I saw he had MM2 on there but then my excitement was short lived when I found out the controls sucked.

I'd take a handheld system over almost anything a phone has to offer. That might change one day but until that day, handheld = relevant.
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you try typing that many zeros in windows calculator and see what happens.
I used the windows calculator
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I don't understand why you'd be downloading a 900mb file on a 3g connection in the first place.

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Won't the 20 Mb get over quick even with just regular multiplayer gaming?
I think this cap is just for single-file transfers, at least from the info in the article that's what it seems like.

Anyhoo, if these restrictions were enumerated in advance of someone purchasing it, I don't see a problem with it.
    
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you try typing that many zeros in windows calculator and see what happens.
What have we learned today? Don't use calc!
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This general theory should be applied to call minutes. I honestly will never use the base 500 minutes, let alone the unlimited talk/text I have. I wish I could get my unlimited data without the extreme price of talk/text.

AT&T-Mobile will hopefully work this out at some point.
I have 550 anytime minutes, of course with free calling to each of our lines. Plus unlimited text, but then I have a 200MB data plan. The closest I've come to 200MB is about 100MB. I use it alot, but like said earlier...I can't go anywhere and not pick up free wifi. I can listen to Pandora on my entire drive to work and I am on free wifi the whole time.

If I could not get wfi everywhere I'd proably be using 500MB or more a month unless I watch some videos...then it could get a lot higher.

We actually go over the 550 talk minutes every now and then, but AT&T has roll-over minutes. Right now we got 700 of those, but I think it will be zeroing out next month. If I have a eight hour conference call I can use my cell phone if I want.

AT&T does these stupid things like data caps, but then turns around and offers service that is top notch. It really makes it hard to pass them up
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/16/11 at 9:36am
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