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Old 02-29-2016, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Cypress, CA
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I have a Android cell phone with unlimited data. It is quite fast and I can watch youtube with no issue. Can I use it to get internet for my daughter's tablet or my laptop? If yes, how can I set it up?

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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each model is different. for me (nexus-5, cyanogenmod-12) swipe down status bar and toggle 'wifi ap on/off'.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:20 PM
 
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Call your provider and ask them to add on the hotspot feature.
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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i think tethering/hotspot is no longer a big deal on most cell-fones. many cell-fones put arbitrary restriction on it since 4g was a fairly new resource and cell-fone companies put pressure on manufacturers to limit access to it so they can sell that functionality as a premium and limit internet throughput consumption.

these days most fones are fairly easy to root and bypass that restriction and most carriers no longer care.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Verizon will not let Unlimited Data customers use Hotspots for free, I promise you that.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Verizon will not let Unlimited Data customers use Hotspots for free, I promise you that.
That's interesting. I guess you're talking about those who were grandfathered in?
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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That's interesting. I guess you're talking about those who were grandfathered in?
Yep ... we have three grandfathered unlimited lines, and have to pay $30 per line for tethering / hotspot.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Yep ... we have three grandfathered unlimited lines, and have to pay $30 per line for tethering / hotspot.
Ah man, that sucks! Verizon must have made a deal with the devil (the cable company).
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:22 AM
 
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Most carriers do not allow you to use your phone as a hotspot without adding it to your plan. It is bundled with some plans, however... but not unlimited.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:23 AM
 
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Ah man, that sucks! Verizon must have made a deal with the devil (the cable company).
The grandfathered plans are pre-Verizon.
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