Samsung’s Download Booster is Missing from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 Models

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Now, that many of you have started receiving Samsung’s Galaxy S5, we have also started receiving reports that the “download booster” feature is completely missing from certain models. For those of you who don’t know, this functionality allows you to combine both your Wi-Fi and LTE connections during downloads of files larger than 30 MB, so that you could enjoy improved download speeds on Wi-Fi and LTE connections simultaneously. It is true that the demo models from AT&T stores had no download booster, but we are used seeing that demo versions have certain features disabled sometimes, so no one worried about that. But now, it seems that all AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models have disabled this Download Booster function.

There is no Download Booster to be found

These aren’t just rumors, but it is true that the setting Samsung’s Download Booster appears to have been completely removed; we cannot even find a “Download Booster” toggle in the notification panel letting us to believe that it has ever been there and be sure that there is no option for adding it either.

And if you aren’t fully convinced, we can also tell you that the feature is missing from the product pages on the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon sites, not to mention that the Q&A section of Verizon’s page even confirms the fact that the carrier’s lack support for this Download Booster function.

T-Mobile is Offering Samsung’s Download Booster

What about T-Mobile’s Galaxy S5 version? The best part is that T-Mobile seems to be the only carrier in the entire US currently offering all the features that Samsung has initially included on the Galaxy S5. And although this hasn’t been confirmed on a live T-Mobile Galaxy S5 phone version, we can tell you that the company’s product page proudly lists the Download Booster feature as being present, so this is practically the confirmation that we have all needed.

As for those of you looking for answers, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have been quiet up to now, but we are sure that things are about to change and we’ll receive further explanations in the near future.

Just stay close for more details! We’ll return with fresh info as soon as possible!

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.