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post #21 of 43
I've always been able to tether for free. Rooted device thumb.gif
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post #22 of 43
Yessssssssssss. No longer do I have to use 3rd party apps to get the internet speed I pay for.
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post #23 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post

People are paying to tether?
Please learn to root your phone, and stop throwing away money.

I am rooted. Still can't teather on 4G only 3G.
post #24 of 43
I'm not being charged for tethering on my unlimited plan...
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post #25 of 43
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Originally Posted by xentrox View Post

Can they tell Sprint that as well?
I have to pay $20/month just so I can tether through my 4G connection.

I'm not sure if it works on 4G, but FoxFi lets me tether on my Galaxy S2 and I have Sprint as well.
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post #26 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fossil View Post

I'm not sure if it works on 4G, but FoxFi lets me tether on my Galaxy S2 and I have Sprint as well.

i just use WiFi Tether app.

4G WiMax works when I go to a town that has WIMAX
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post #27 of 43
Verizon had pulled the plug on the tethering and hotspot wifi that worked last week. I read on the DroidX forum that it only affects people that still have the unlimited plan, like me.

Since this has been disabled, I tried another app called PDANET 3.5 and this worked great. No need to root the phone. Just install the app from the Play Store, then download the utility for your computer or laptop and follow the install instructions and then connect the Droid phone to the computer and you're on the internet. Man, I've been online using this method for about 20 minutes now and my battery is still at 100% (oh I'm a dumbass, it's connected via usb and charging, LOL)

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post #28 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redmist View Post

I've always been able to tether for free. Rooted device thumb.gif

Im rooted but still cant tether. It gets blocked by vzw. Do you need an unlocked boot loader or custom rom to tether? My phones rooted but the bootloader is still locked because apparently i need to pay someone to unlock it (xperia play). I tried some of the mentioned 3rd party aps and still get blocked. Id like to be able to tether my wifi only tablet.
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post #29 of 43
As long as you're rooted and running an aftermarket tethering app, Verizon won't charge you. I remember this is how I got around the $20 charge back when I got my DroidX. I'm sure you could do the same for ATT
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post #30 of 43
I have been using FoxFi for creating a hotspot on my Droid 3 with no issues. I am rooted but it says you don't need to be, but I can't comment on it working unrooted.
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