Mobile Hotspot and Tethering

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  1. evetsmd

    evetsmd New Member

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    Have a VZ TBolt, thinking about buying a wi-fi only tablet.....phone plan has grandfathered unlimited data access, would like to do a wi-fi connect, tablet to phone
    is this doable?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes you can use an app called foxfi to tether your phones signal to the tablet. Its a free app for stock phones.
     
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    Of course, Verizon frowns upon that sort of thing when you don't pay the extra $30 a month.
     
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    Xer, FoxFi does not work on HTC phones as there is a wifi lock.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
     
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    Foxfi works between TB and Toshiba Thrive on 3.2. The hitch in the giddy-up is the connection must be made with bluetooth. Works, mostly. Fine for occasional browsing but it's a kludge at best.
     
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    Good to know!
     
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    I use open garden with my galaxy tab 10.1.

    Sent from my rooted TBolt
     
  8. jimmyco2008

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    Definitely root your TB and use Barnacle or install a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod 7 that has tethering and hotspot built in for "hacked" (free) access. Bluetooth tethering sucks to say the least, brings me back to the days of dial-up. Good luck!

    EDIT: If you are deciding between 3G/4G and WiFi only tablets, go with WiFi, especially when whatever Verizon tab you get will not have unlimited data. And it's cheaper, of course!
     
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    not everything reads the adhoc though, like ps3 and kindle fire
     
  10. jimmyco2008

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    True. Android devices won't pick up Ad-Hoc most, if not all the time. But not all the options out there for WiFi tethering use Ad-Hoc. Just try 'em out, not only for that, but for functionality and all that we look for when evaluating apps.
     
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