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China Unicom lifts 3G app download cap, users cry foul

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, March 16, 2012
News Categories: iPhone

China Unicom has completely lifted the 50MB—formerly 20MB—limit on app downloads over its 3G network, leading some users to question its intentions. Citing Chinese-language Sina Tech, M.I.C. Gadget reports that China Unicom issued a statement on the matter, saying, “After getting feedback from Apple, this [50MB limit for 3G] issue is resolved, and our Chinese account holders can now download apps [over 3G] with no file size limit. If you still have a problem, please restart your iPhone and try it again.” The Sina Tech reporter tested the new policy and was able to download a 103MB game over a 3G connection without receiving any type of warning. The customers concerned over the change claim that they may now easily exceed their data plan limits without meaning to, making the new policy more of a trap than a benefit.

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Welcome to Capitalism wink

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on March 16, 2012 at 2:58 PM (PDT)

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Well, being that many of the first-gen 3G iPhones have no wifi, there’s no way to get apps on the phone other than USB syncing.

Posted by Thes Quid on March 22, 2012 at 2:42 AM (PDT)

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