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Operators can allow to install Windows Phone software updates without data charges, post GDR1

WP8.1 GDR1I am not sure whether a operator will go that route, but seems, Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1’s latest update may have brought the ability to enable zero-rating download for device updates. This means users will be able to install software update on their Windows Phone device without incurring any data expenses.

The OEM documentation reveals that,

This topic shows how Mobile Operators (MOs) can enable and test Windows Phone updates to work with zero-rating. Zero-rating allows users to download data, such as device updates, without being charged for data usage.

Enabling zero-rating:
Add the following two URLs to your network as zero-rated sites:

http://wp.download.windowsupdate.com
http://wp.ds.download.windowsupdate.com
Once those URLs are zero-rated, there are no more actions to take to get zero rating in place. It will be effective for all Windows Phone devices (both operator variant and open market devices). The first eligible update for zero rating is Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1.

Good to see that, it is valid for both unlocked and  operator variant devices, if enabled by operator.

Read more here.

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