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I wonder if Sascha Segan may be reading my work.  But are you reading my work?  I have been on top of the Download Booster issue for weeks now.

 

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/5239-samsung-galaxy-s5-announced-launch-date-41114/?p=286811

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/entry-363-teaser-samsung-galaxy-s5-gets-a-boost-via-wi-fi-but-not-carrier-aggregation/

 

This thread can stand alone for now, but it will eventually get merged into the regular Samsung Galaxy S5 thread.

 

AJ

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I wonder if Sascha Segan may be reading my work.  But are you reading my work?  I have been on top of the Download Booster issue for weeks now.

 

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/5239-samsung-galaxy-s5-announced-launch-date-41114/?p=286811

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/entry-363-teaser-samsung-galaxy-s5-gets-a-boost-via-wi-fi-but-not-carrier-aggregation/

 

This thread can stand alone for now, but it will eventually get merged into the regular Samsung Galaxy S5 thread.

 

AJ

 

Oops! Sorry! 

 

I haven't really been keeping track of the S5 until yesterday, my apologies! 

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Actually, this article is different in that it suggests a positive spin to Download Booster for Sprint. Everything I've read has been doom and gloom.

 

"It'll be interesting to see if Sprint and T-Mobile plug their unlimited plans with Download Booster as a way to get the most out of shaky public Wi-Fi connections. It'll be equally interesting to see if AT&T and Verizon block it."

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2455011,00.asp

 

Sprint loves it and Verizon blocks it? Yeah, that's looking at the issue from a totally different perspective.

 

Who is right/wrong? I still think the concerns are still warranted and whatever positive affects will come at too high of a cost to the network. Just my lay person opinion.

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VZW and AT&T won't block it. Their subs are on limited data plans, so as long as their S5 variants make clear that you'll be using mobile data with Download Booster active they'll be happy to take your money.

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VZW and AT&T won't block it. Their subs are on limited data plans, so as long as their S5 variants make clear that you'll be using mobile data with Download Booster active they'll be happy to take your money.

Yeah, I didn't get Sascha's take. With tiered plans, VZW and ATT will not care. Only Unlimited plan providers would really care, in my mind.

 

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http://www.droid-life.com/2014/04/10/verizon-att-and-sprint-kill-off-galaxy-s5-download-booster-feature/

 

Looks like the the big three didn't want the download booster as much as Samsung did. 

Makes sense, no need to run the risk of pissing off customers who normally would use wifi by charging them an arm and a leg for going over their data limits.

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http://www.droid-life.com/2014/04/10/verizon-att-and-sprint-kill-off-galaxy-s5-download-booster-feature/

 

Looks like the the big three didn't want the download booster as much as Samsung did.

Good. If I was with big red or death star with those data caps, I would not want data and wifi to be used at the same time. Is that not the whole point in connecting to wifi? Besides of course higher quality videos. That has to be one of the stupidest features I've ever seen on a phone.

 

 

 

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Well Tmobile kept the booster, so How long until they have to change their minds because people find ways to tether both wifi/LTE for even higher speeds? This could cripple some places for T-mobile. I hope this back fires for the magenta.

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Well Tmobile kept the booster, so How long until they have to change their minds because people find ways to tether both wifi/LTE for even higher speeds? This could cripple some places for T-mobile. I hope this back fires for the magenta.

This can end up being an interesting experiment. Will this booster change peoples behaviors in favor of or against t-mobile? Its possible that folk may defer downloading big files until they have wifi. I think the biggest danger for t-mobile is if the booster does not change behavior at all. This would mean that traffic that would go over wifi will now be shared between wifi and the network.

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This can end up being an interesting experiment. Will this booster change peoples behaviors in favor of or against t-mobile? Its possible that folk may defer downloading big files until they have wifi. I think the biggest danger for t-mobile is if the booster does not change behavior at all. This would mean that traffic that would go over wifi will now be shared between wifi and the network.

Yeah They may wait until they get on Wifi as it will combine two high speed download channels so the downloads will take less time, but They will be downloading more, and larger files now. I am curious if the other 3 carriers are going to let T-mobile be the guinea pig with this feature? See how it hurts/benefits the network and such.

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