I was contacted by a Verizon rep the other day. Basically, per their tech support, they are saying that I should never have been able to tether to access the Internet, unless I used a third-party app. I was not doing that, I told her.
Originally Posted by djspy
I think that, as pleasant and helpful as she tried to be, she was running interference.
It seems bizarre to me that I didn't have this issue until my phone's system updated itself. Coincidence? I think not. Especially when others have had the same issue.
I'm not happy with Verizon at all. I've tried to install pdanet, which she had recommended, but it will not install or work. I say eff the whole thing for now.
In eight-nine months it won't matter. I'll be ditching Verizon when my contract comes up for renewal. I'd terminate now but I don't want to give them any more money than I have to.
Lies! When I first got my OG RAZR I called to make sure if it was perfectly for me to use the built in USB tether and they said it was Ok because I had a 4G phone.
Do the math if you want to cancel your contract. How much is the early termination fee? Multiply the amount you pay a month times the number of months left on your contract. You might end up giving them more money if you stay.
No doubt that I would save money by terminating early. If it were that easy. My wife and I share our plan. Of course, the family plan is cheaper than a single user plan-person for person. We'll see.
Originally Posted by djspy
I am going try Easy Tether. Pdanet just won't work for me. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling the app; all to no avail. So, I have d/loaded ET and will try it when I get a chance. If that fails, I will look for and try other apps. I just want to be able to tether via USB.
I forgot to mention this, FoxFi works with Jellybean now. No need to root. I think you can USB Tether with it.
Eff it! Can't get Easy Tether to install either. Eff it, eff it, eff it!!!!
Originally Posted by VerizonHater
Hey so I had a similar problem with the USB tether. I got everything working though.
Here's what I did:
1. Factory reset.
2. Root (I had it saved from ICS using Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper) So if you don't already have root this won't work for you.
3. Change the entitlement check in the Settings Storage DB (the one that has motorola in the sub name) to "0" for both the USB and Wifi.
5. Everything should work. It stopped asking me about subscription.
In a nutshell, Just do what you would normally do to get hotspot working and you should be good.
Foxfi from the play store is the way to go. No need to root and tethering works fine.
You need to use the program FoxFi to do so. Its a paid app but works great. Be sure you have unlimited data plan though. Turns your phone into the hotspot and you connect your other devices to it wirelessly.
Originally Posted by bobplane777