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    Want to use Verizon GS3 as hotspot for laptop, dont want to pay extra fee or root

    Has anyone tried the app easy-tether with the Verizon GalaxyS3? This app worked like a charm with my old DroidX. Since Verizon is shipping the new phone with a locked bootloader, I wonder if they have also found a way to block "unofficial" apps like easy-tether. Any suggestions? I know there are a number of apps out there to allow tethering and I'd really appreciate feedback!
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    Verizon GS3 32Gb, blue on preorder, unlimited data grandfathered in. I hate the thought of rooting a nice new phone, I just dont have the skill level! The locked bootloader might make it impossible for a noob like me in any event.
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    Foxfi. Free and doesn't need root
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    +1 on Foxfi. It's working for me right now as I write this but I do notice that 1 Browser window works fine but another acts like it doens't have a network connection.
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    Pda.net will allow you to tether through usb port I have it on mine and it works like a dream
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg916 View Post
    Pda.net will allow you to tether through usb port I have it on mine and it works like a dream
    Unless something changed, you don't need pda.net to do that. It works out of the box stock.
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    Perhaps something is different here, but I'm no longer getting any sort of indication that Verizon will charge an extra fee for using their build-in Mobile Hotspot app. It does not require Root to use.

    Perhaps it is because you have the grandfathered unlimited plan?
    Last edited by AsmodeusLore; 07-12-2012 at 03:33 PM.
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    Verizon lost a lawsuit with the FCC, they can't charge for tethering anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputc26 View Post
    Verizon lost a lawsuit with the FCC, they can't charge for tethering anymore.
    That only applies to tiered and share plans. Unlimited users would still have to pay to use the built-in.
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