04-09-2014 10:15 AM
It it true that AT&T has removed several of the GS5's built in features like Download booster, Kids mode? How about the new security features like Find My Mobile and reactivation lock and whatever else? Are those gone as well?
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04-13-2014 4:21 AM
04-13-2014 11:17 AM
Confused so you are asking to have a feature turned on that will chew up your data allocation faster?
04-13-2014 11:41 AM
It's understandable why it was blocked, aside from pulling from AT&T's network which would be taxing on them all the time. It also could completely drain the data of users with small data plans, then said users would go over their plans get charged extra fees, find out about it and then start complaing to AT&T about how the heck they went over, because they wouldn't know exactly how this "Booster" works.
It sucks for those with larger data plans that would want to take advantage of this, but I think AT&T is more worried about the issues it could cause to the smaller data planned people. People act like AT&T/Verizon/Sprint were all malicious and such for getting rid of this feature, but I'm sure they wouldn't have minded making a ton of money off the people who would shoot over their plans.
04-13-2014 4:24 PM
The usage scenarios for the Download Booster are so limited that AT&T shouldn't be concerned about users going over their data plans because of it. If that were truly the case, I don't see why YouTube and any other video playing apps wouldn't be disabled, too.
04-14-2014 1:45 PM
We are evaluating Samsung’s Download Booster Feature. We thoroughly test new software, features and functionality to ensure that it meets our standards for a quality user experience.
04-14-2014 7:14 PM
Thanks Mariana, and please keep us posted. I spent the entire weekend debating whether to buy the S5 from AT&T or T-Mobile because of this issue. I still haven't made a decision.
04-15-2014 8:08 AM
04-18-2014 6:40 AM
actually the feature is still on the phone they just hid it. There are instructions on how to get it back on the web
04-18-2014 6:02 PM
From what I've read, it requires using a different launcher (which I don't care to do) and it is not fully functional using the workaround. I want the experience as Samsung intended it if I am paying money that has the value the the US Treasury intended it to have.
04-19-2014 8:26 AM
04-19-2014 9:54 AM
I have the s5 but mine is non branded download boater will work on art. Lol
Do you have all of the AT&T LTE bands on it?
04-20-2014 3:49 PM
04-21-2014 1:36 PM
04-21-2014 9:34 PM
That's what Google drive is for. Google made Samsung remove those apps like link