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    Default Free WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Do I need to root to be able to do this without paying the $30? I used switchpro widget on my GNex and it didn't need root. But on my Moto X, it won't do it without having me pay $30. I think KitKat may be different than Jelly Bean.

    Are there other apps to use for this?
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    foxfi doesnt work on moto x with kitkat. root your phone, than do this : Native tether for VZW DE 4.4 - xda-developers
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by ericizzy1 View Post
    foxfi doesnt work on moto x with kitkat. root your phone, than do this : Native tether for VZW DE 4.4 - xda-developers
    thank you so much!!!!
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Yes, Foxfi allows it. Something good to have when on the go and want to connect other devices.

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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Yes, Foxfi allows it. Something good to have when on the go and want to connect other devices.
    ericizzy said it won't work on a moto x with kitkat. I am OK with rooting so that is what I will do.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Yes, Foxfi allows it. Something good to have when on the go and want to connect other devices.

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using AC Forums mobile app
    Actually, I had FoxFi on my old Galaxy Nexus before switching to a Moto X. I got the Moto X on CyberWednesday and allowed it to upgrade to KitKat before installing my apps, and when I attempted to get FoxFi to work, it tries to use VPN to allow for the connection, but just keeps saying it failed trying to update my subscription.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by zyphbear View Post
    Actually, I had FoxFi on my old Galaxy Nexus before switching to a Moto X. I got the Moto X on CyberWednesday and allowed it to upgrade to KitKat before installing my apps, and when I attempted to get FoxFi to work, it tries to use VPN to allow for the connection, but just keeps saying it failed trying to update my subscription.
    On my GNex I used switchpro widget and it worked fine. I had to pay $2.99 for the app, but it was worth it.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    If you use PDA Net and connect via USB it works just fine.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasermn View Post
    If you use PDA Net and connect via USB it works just fine.
    That's good to know for computers! I'm hoping Fox fi find a fix for Kit Kat so I can do a Wi-Fi tether for my kids' i-devices

    Sent from my Moto X
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by dmark44 View Post
    ...so I can do a Wi-Fi tether for my kids' i-devices
    Just read that BT works on many to support tablets & the such...
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    On my GNex I used switchpro widget and it worked fine.
    Got the same message as with Fox-Fi on my Note 2 using VZW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasermn View Post
    If you use PDA Net and connect via USB it works just fine.
    PDANet via tether works fine. Foxfi is a no go on 4.4.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by GNRPowdeR View Post
    Got the same message as with Fox-Fi on my Note 2 using VZW
    Tried something different and installed PDANet while leaving Fox-Fi installed. Launched PDANet. Chose the Wi-Fi option which took me to the Fox-Fi app. I was then told that the app needed to install a certificate and start a VPN. Clicked OK a few times and the Hot Spot started working! Confused what happened between yesterday and now, but it's working...

    Side Note - Not sure the app was ever actually hiding data usage from carriers, but it was designed to circumvent the tethering fees.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Maybe you just activated paid tethering? Chris

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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by dmark44 View Post
    That's good to know for computers! I'm hoping Fox fi find a fix for Kit Kat so I can do a Wi-Fi tether for my kids' i-devices

    Sent from my Moto X
    Is there a way to tether from the Moto X to a Nexus 7 with a microUSB cable since Foxfi wifi won't work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    Do I need to root to be able to do this without paying the $30? I used switchpro widget on my GNex and it didn't need root. But on my Moto X, it won't do it without having me pay $30. I think KitKat may be different than Jelly Bean.

    Are there other apps to use for this?
    I use the Android Tether App, on my rooted Moto X running 4.4. Works like a dream.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMovieMaker View Post
    I use the Android Tether App, on my rooted Moto X running 4.4. Works like a dream.
    I think we're all looking for an app that'll do it without root.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by GNRPowdeR View Post
    Just read that BT works on many to support tablets & the such...
    How can I get the bluetooth tether to work with my Nexus 7? Having issues making it work.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Is anyone else using Verizon and just able to tether using the stock mobile hotspot in the settings? I can tether whether on Wi-Fi or on a mobile connection no problem. I don't need an aftermarket app.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabets View Post
    Is anyone else using Verizon and just able to tether using the stock mobile hotspot in the settings? I can tether whether on Wi-Fi or on a mobile connection no problem. I don't need an aftermarket app.
    Do you have unlimited data? It is only a problem if you have unlimited data - tiered data plans and share everything plans can use native tethering without any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphabets View Post
    Is anyone else using Verizon and just able to tether using the stock mobile hotspot in the settings? I can tether whether on Wi-Fi or on a mobile connection no problem. I don't need an aftermarket app.

    Sent from my Moto X
    It is only a problem for those on VZW unlimited data. Share everything works fine. Chris

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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    ah, that's it then. I'm on a shared plan. Dumped unlimited over a year ago since i am on wifi all the time anyway and really did not need it.
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    I tether with the stock app all the time with unlimited data. What's the problem with that?
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    Default Re: WiFi tether on Verizon with Unlimited Data

    Quote Originally Posted by xxtdxx View Post
    I tether with the stock app all the time with unlimited data. What's the problem with that?
    are you on verizon running kitkat?
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