Hello I'm new to the forums and to Android, please bare with me if this has been already addressed else where, I searched for my problem in the Forums but didn't find a solution.
I've recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy 3. I purchased unlimited data for my phone and I told the customer service rep that my intention was to use it as a HotSpot, since internet service in my home area is lame. I was told by that customer service agent that there were Android apps I can download to make it into a HotSpot. After researching I found both PdaNet and Easy Tether.
But every time I activate either I get a message on my phone that says:
Tethering and Portable WiFi Hotspot service requires a subscription plan. Call 611 to subscribe.
Mind you I called my provider again but of course you get a different representative every time you call in and I was told that they could not help me, since they were not aware of any 3rd party app that could help my situation.
I read all the reviews and FAQ...I found that with Easy Tether, I can use the USB connection and that the String Agent for my computer and smart phone should correlate in order for the message not to be triggered since "Some carriers inspect your HTTP traffic for the so-called user agent string in order to detect tethering".
After following the instructions I'm still getting the message "Tethering Detected". I've searched the internet and haven't found any other solution. Can anyone assist me?