1. Stephanie Thomas1's Avatar
    Hi --

    New here, and not entirely an electronic geek. Just got a Nexus 7 (no HSPA) and someone said I could "tether" (?) it to a cellphone if I need/want to check email in a car or use it as a GPS. How do I do this? Does one "tether" through a simple USB cord, connecting the two devices? I travel a lot, but only have a pay-as-you go phone, and am frustrated when I am not near a WiFi. Nexus 7 was a gift...

    Thanks for any help.
    12-19-2012 01:54 PM
  2. CGleas85's Avatar
    Most tethering is done with another android phone. What type of phone do you have and does it have a data plan ?
    12-19-2012 03:49 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    Actually you dont tether to your smart phone. you tether from your smartphone to your Nexus 7.

    what phone do you have?? if its an unlocked phone you can use the inbuild tether. 3 options there. USB, wifi and blutooth.

    or if its a contract phone you can use an app called FoxiFi in market. you should do this in your phone.

    once you enable this lets say by wifi(best and easy method) then your Nexus 7 will see a wifi connection just like normal wifi. connect and enjoy.
    12-19-2012 05:46 PM
  4. axo959's Avatar
    I've heard it depends on your cell service provider and your phone.

    I've got this to work with my T-Mobile LG GX2 and Nexus 7 (no HSPA+)

    On my phone:
    settings | wireless & networks | tethering & portable hotspot | portable wi-fi hotspot
    (USB and 'portable wi-fi hotspot' were the two options)

    On my Nexus 7:
    turn on wi-fi | selected my phones' wi-fi (the wi-fi network name was the model of my phone)

    Hope that helps.
    12-28-2012 06:24 PM
  5. 1812dave's Avatar
    use Portable Wifi Hotspot app on your phone. works best with verizon and a 4G phone, naturally. ITS FREE.
    12-28-2012 06:39 PM
  6. jdauria's Avatar
    This doesnt work if you have AT&T right? You have to pay for hotspot to get tethering? Is this correct? Is there a way around this without AT&T calling me up to say "you need to add hotspot to you plan"
    12-28-2012 07:25 PM
  7. darkoman4's Avatar
    This doesnt work if you have AT&T right? You have to pay for hotspot to get tethering? Is this correct? Is there a way around this without AT&T calling me up to say "you need to add hotspot to you plan"
    That's correct unless you are on a new share family data plan. You can still use apps from play store to activate hot spot on your phone and two of these apps have been mentioned already above. You also should know that by doing this you are in violation of your TOA with your provider.
    12-28-2012 11:53 PM
  8. jdauria's Avatar
    That's correct unless you are on a new share family data plan. You can still use apps from play store to activate hot spot on your phone and two of these apps have been mentioned already above. You also should know that by doing this you are in violation of your TOA with your provider.

    This is what I thought I don't feel like paying the extra money a month for hotspot. I used to do this on my blackberry all the time with no problems on AT&T
    12-29-2012 09:34 AM
  9. darkoman4's Avatar
    That's why I am rolling 9900 and PB.
    12-29-2012 09:42 AM
  10. jdauria's Avatar
    That's why I am rolling 9900 and PB.
    hahah I used to be a crackberry fan but made the switch. That playbook does look nice, but I love my Nexus 7. While see what BB does with there delayed OS
    12-29-2012 09:51 AM
  11. CampCash's Avatar
    My DSL has been on the blink for two weeks. So, have used my Verizon Rezound as a 4g LTE mobile HotSpot for my Nexus 7, wife's Nexus 10, laptops, and to download big patches on my sons PlayStation 3. It really works great (actually faster than my DSL), but the usage limits keep you in check.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    12-29-2012 12:29 PM

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