1. tr-1's Avatar
    I haven't used one in more than a year and forgot what I used before.
    I don't want to pay Verizon a dime so I'm looking for an app that provides free tethering..
    Thanks
    12-01-2013 06:55 PM
  2. mustang02's Avatar
    No idea on feathering but foxfi has always worked well for me.
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    12-01-2013 07:08 PM
  3. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    I haven't used one in more than a year and forgot what I used before.
    I don't want to pay Verizon a dime so I'm looking for an app that provides free feathering..
    Thanks
    You mean like tar and feathering, hehe.

    Yes, I think Foxfi and pdanet may work. Not sure, but is there a Verizon Developer's Edition Moto X? There may not be any carrier bloatware to block tethering. In addition, Kitkat may have native tethering. I have an N5, and tried native tethering on AT&T. It worked. I didn't use much data, and don't know if AT&T can tell if I'm tethering.
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    12-01-2013 07:14 PM
  4. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    There are reports of FoxFi not working on KK.
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    12-01-2013 08:51 PM
  5. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    You mean like tar and feathering, hehe.

    Yes, I think Foxfi and pdanet may work. Not sure, but is there a Verizon Developer's Edition Moto X? There may not be any carrier bloatware to block tethering. In addition, Kitkat may have native tethering. I have an N5, and tried native tethering on AT&T. It worked. I didn't use much data, and don't know if AT&T can tell if I'm tethering.
    The Developer Edition is the same as the "normal" model. It just has an unlockable bootloader.

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    12-01-2013 11:17 PM
  6. tr-1's Avatar
    LOL, thanks guys. Stupid typo.
    I'll go look into native tethering right now.

    Edit.... KitKat does have native tethering but when you try to enable it, it checks for subscription and then gives you phone numbers to call.
    I'll wait till FoxFi fixes the KK issues.

    Thanks
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    12-02-2013 06:27 PM
  7. yazzinit's Avatar
    FoxFi does NOT work on Verizon. It asks for credential passwords (of which there is no answer for) or to enable native tethering which just results in a subscription check. I've brought this to the Foxfi developer's attention, and it's not been fun. We've exchanged multiple emails back and forth and it seems I'm dealing with someone who doesn't understand English or is just bad at reading. They keep answering everything but what I ask. First they said I can update to Kit Kat and FoxFi wifi tethering would work - false. I replied telling them this and also explained that FoxFi is asking for a credential password after having me create a lock screen with password (also new). Their reply - I can remove the lock screen by entering the wrong password 5-10 times. Again, not even close or relevant to what I asked. I'm just about done speaking with them and wouldn't consider buying FoxFi if support can't even be bothered to respond coherently.
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    12-02-2013 09:10 PM
  8. soma4society's Avatar
    Edit.... KitKat does have native tethering but when you try to enable it, it checks for subscription and then gives you phone numbers to call.

    Thanks
    I've enabled and used tethering on kit kat and don't recall encountering such a prompt. Is this specific to certain devices, or to post paid accounts?

    Posted from my N5 via the Android Central App
    12-03-2013 12:53 AM
  9. rjack22's Avatar
    It only applies to those with unlimited data plans. Those on shared data plans can use the hotspot free.

    Posted via Android Central App and my XT1080M
    12-03-2013 06:59 AM
  10. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    I'd use the "switch to t-mobile" app, as I did. :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-03-2013 07:49 AM
  11. tr-1's Avatar
    I've enabled and used tethering on kit kat and don't recall encountering such a prompt. Is this specific to certain devices, or to post paid accounts?

    Posted from my N5 via the Android Central App
    You got Nexus 5, which is most likely the reason you don't have this issue.
    My Moto X is tied to Verizon.
    12-03-2013 08:21 AM
  12. tr-1's Avatar
    I'd use the "switch to t-mobile" app, as I did. :-)

    Posted via Android Central App
    LOL, as much as I want free tethering, I cannot abandon Verizon when I have
    - unlimited data
    - 20% discount from work
    - works everywhere I go (and I do travel a lot)
    nyry and JET4 like this.
    12-03-2013 08:24 AM

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