12-31-2013 12:07 PM
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  1. abc1234's Avatar
    Well title explains it all lol what's the best free WiFi tether app?
    07-30-2012 04:37 PM
  2. socal's Avatar
    Foxfi works for me.

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    07-30-2012 05:08 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    foxfi is good but theres basic wifi tethering in android settings
    07-30-2012 05:11 PM
  4. firetruck41's Avatar
    Foxfi. Free hot spot for those of us on unlimited data, with no tethering plan. ;-)

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    07-30-2012 07:18 PM
  5. soccerdude2014's Avatar
    Foxfi works amazing.
    07-30-2012 11:09 PM
  6. techgov8's Avatar
    Definitely agree with everyone else for foxfi. I have the unlimited too :thumbup:
    07-30-2012 11:10 PM
  7. sparksd's Avatar
    I've only been able to get Foxfi to tether over Bluetooth, not WiFi.

    Dave
    07-30-2012 11:46 PM
  8. PeteJE's Avatar
    Foxfi is great - just worked for me with no fuss.
    07-31-2012 12:40 AM
  9. alan sh's Avatar
    My S3 comes with wifi and BT tethering as standard. Why would I need something else?

    Alan
    07-31-2012 03:18 AM
  10. cgardnervt's Avatar
    FoxFi is great!

    Not using the baked in S3 one will allow you to us it for free! I mean we pay for our data...Why not use it like we would like?
    07-31-2012 07:06 AM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    My S3 comes with wifi and BT tethering as standard. Why would I need something else?

    Alan
    aparently your network/carrier cant detect tethering via foxfi but im not convinced man..
    07-31-2012 07:14 AM
  12. cgardnervt's Avatar
    aparently your network/carrier cant detect tethering via foxfi but im not convinced man..
    Then don't use it. Many people have used it and had success! Not saying that they will never catch on.But for now it works just fine!
    07-31-2012 07:17 AM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    not in the UK though. my fiance used it and had her data throttled
    07-31-2012 07:23 AM
  14. munnarg's Avatar
    Wireless Tether for Root Users if you're rooted if definitely the way to go. I haven't tried Foxfi but I'll give it a look.
    07-31-2012 07:28 AM
  15. cgardnervt's Avatar
    not in the UK though. my fiance used it and had her data throttled
    That sucks! Although plans over there are a lot cheaper so for me it would all most be a wash. Was she rooted when she was tethering?
    07-31-2012 07:29 AM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    nah not rooted. are you supposed to be? yeah it is a lot cheaper but theyr clamping down on tethering, trying to block torrent sites and i just noticed the other day, when i google search a .apk it blocks the results! thats the Three network
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    07-31-2012 07:37 AM
  17. cgardnervt's Avatar
    nah not rooted. are you supposed to be? yeah it is a lot cheaper but theyr clamping down on tethering, trying to block torrent sites and i just noticed the other day, when i google search a .apk it blocks the results! thats the Three network
    Damn that's not cool! No one likes to be filtered!

    No you don't need to be rooted for like FoxFi. But being rooted makes it easier though. If they are clamping down then you might find ya! No good though.
    07-31-2012 07:40 AM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    i know man we should be allowed to do what we want with our data. even throttled though we can still use the laptop for simple browsing + at 15 a month for 300mins, 1000txts + unlimited data we cant really complain but in the US you should DEFINATELY be allowed to tether as ur paying a lot for it. ive found a way round the torrent thing just by changing the APN settings
    07-31-2012 07:48 AM
  19. alan sh's Avatar
    There's two different themes going on here.

    1. What APP can you use for wifi tetthering.
    2. How can I get FREE data using wifi tethering.

    So, for the app, the built in one is probably as good as any, assuming your network carrier has allowed it. If not, go and find one.

    For the free data, I have no idea. You do need to contact your carrier and see what they say. But, to me, unlimited data means just that, no matter what you are doing.

    Does this make sense?

    Alan
    07-31-2012 11:58 AM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    makes perfect sense to you and me mate but the carriers dont seem to see sense
    07-31-2012 12:14 PM
  21. jeffreii's Avatar
    There's two different themes going on here.

    1. What APP can you use for wifi tetthering.
    2. How can I get FREE data using wifi tethering.

    So, for the app, the built in one is probably as good as any, assuming your network carrier has allowed it. If not, go and find one.

    For the free data, I have no idea. You do need to contact your carrier and see what they say. But, to me, unlimited data means just that, no matter what you are doing.

    Does this make sense?

    Alan
    For AT&T, you cannot use the built in wifi tethering "app" without having a tethering plan (extra $$) on your account.
    07-31-2012 10:48 PM
  22. alan sh's Avatar
    Ah.

    So was the original poster asking about a free app or about obtaining access to free data download/uploads?

    Alan
    08-01-2012 04:28 AM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    they just dont want caught tethering mate
    08-01-2012 04:35 AM
  24. greasemuntney's Avatar
    I want to try FoxFi but do not want AT&T to stop my unlimited data plan and cause me to have to pay for a limited data package. So I am going to not be running a tether app at this time.
    08-01-2012 06:05 AM
  25. tdizzle05's Avatar
    I have a Samsung galaxy s3 through sprint. I can download foxfi, my devices recognizes, but it won't connect and i don't think i should have to root it. But what am I doing wrong? I had an Samsung epic with the keyboard before this and FOXFI IS WONDERFUL and I want it to work nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnow please help me!
    08-01-2012 04:49 PM
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