1. heath patrick's Avatar
    What all is involved to get a free hotspot? Or does Foxfi work?
    ImmaSlave4U likes this.
    05-10-2014 07:48 PM
  2. kronosqq's Avatar
    Foxfi works for me just fine on Sprint. Haven't found anything for WiFi tethering but for USB and Bluetooth it seems to work great. For the WiFi, rooting should fix that problem.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    05-10-2014 09:32 PM
  3. Preformer19's Avatar
    FoxFi users beware. I used that app in conjunction with PDA Net+ and it used a crap-load of data, opposite of what the app initially claimed.

    But for the time I had it, it worked great.
    05-10-2014 11:14 PM
  4. kronosqq's Avatar
    FoxFi users beware. I used that app in conjunction with PDA Net+ and it used a crap-load of data, opposite of what the app initially claimed.

    But for the time I had it, it worked great.
    Why wouldn't it use a lot of data? It can't magically not use any.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    05-11-2014 12:49 AM
  5. Preformer19's Avatar
    Why wouldn't it use a lot of data? It can't magically not use any.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    Let me restate...

    FoxFi users beware. I used that app in conjunction with PDA Net+ and it used a crap-load of data FOR WHICH VERIZON CHARGED MY ACCOUNT WITH, opposite of what the app initially claimed, avoiding the data fees from your cellular network provider...
    05-11-2014 12:40 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Let me restate...

    FoxFi users beware. I used that app in conjunction with PDA Net+ and it used a crap-load of data FOR WHICH VERIZON CHARGED MY ACCOUNT WITH, opposite of what the app initially claimed, avoiding the data fees from your cellular network provider...
    I don't remember where it claims to avoid data fees. You may avoid the tethering fee you have to pay your carrier but actually hiding the data usage fully? That's impossible.. It goes through their network.

    Do you have a screenshot of where this claim is made?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    dpham00 likes this.
    05-11-2014 12:51 PM
  7. mfreeland's Avatar
    This is from the actual page:
    PdaNet+ is one of the top Android applications of all time. PdaNet+ shares the Internet access of your Android phone with your computer or tablet. PdaNet+ works on all Android phones without rooting. It also does not require a tether plan, that will save you $20/month from most carriers.
    I've been using Foxfi and now PdaNet for a long time. It works well.(Wired tether, since JB update) It's tethering app, not a free data app.....If you don't have an unlimited data plan, I would be very careful.
    05-11-2014 04:13 PM
  8. Preformer19's Avatar
    Maybe I misinterpreted what the app was putting out.

    So it avoids the tethering, or Hotspot fee on Verizon, but the data is still charged to your account.

    Got it.
    05-11-2014 07:16 PM
  9. kronosqq's Avatar
    Maybe I misinterpreted what the app was putting out.

    So it avoids the tethering, or Hotspot fee on Verizon, but the data is still charged to your account.

    Got it.
    Exactly. Nothing you do is going to hide data usage. In addition to that, Tethering is always going to use more data than regular use on the phone since you're loading full web-pages rather than mobile more often, and often streaming less compressed media.
    05-11-2014 11:40 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I don't remember where it claims to avoid data fees. You may avoid the tethering fee you have to pay your carrier but actually hiding the data usage fully? That's impossible.. It goes through their network.

    Do you have a screenshot of where this claim is made?

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Correct, all these tethering apps only claim to hide that the data was tethering, not the data usage itself.

    Also, keep in mind that using these apps, while legal, may violate the terms with the carrier. For example Verizon explicitly doesn't allow tethering on their unlimited data plan. If you need tethering then you would have to pay for the unlimited hotspot plan.





    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    05-12-2014 10:03 AM

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