1. Kairos1189's Avatar
    Hello there im using klink tether on my Samsung galaxy s3 and when I use it to connect my computer to the Internet my service provider which is cricket blocks it. Is there anyway to bypass this? Sometimes I would work but at times it pops back up. I'm paying for unlimited 3G service. The message that pops up says that your service does not have the tether feature to have it please pay $10 extra a month. So please if anybody has found a way please let me know. Thanks in advance!

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    04-25-2013 01:11 PM
  2. sergeantandroid's Avatar
    It's designed to charge an extra 10$ a month for a good reason...
    04-25-2013 01:17 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    All the providers charge extra for tethering, and their terms of service specifically exclude tethering from their "unlimited" plans. Partly it's to make more money, but it's also to discourage people from downloading huge HD movies or using their phones to connect to Bit Torrent and other peer networks and saturating the networks, which can't provide the same capacity as wired networks.

    I'm not familiar with Cricket, so I'm not sure what might or might not work. If you search 'tether' in the Play store you'll see quite a few apps, some WiFi based and some that use BlueTooth or USB to connect. Many of them are free, or at least have free trials, so you might want to try some of them to see if they'll get around the problem. The carriers have tried to crack down on this, though. On Sprint, I don't think it's possible to tether for free any more unless you're rooted.
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    04-25-2013 01:20 PM
  4. Kairos1189's Avatar
    I've tried many of them all give me the same results it works for mabe 5 minutes then the cricket message pops up.

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    04-25-2013 02:04 PM
  5. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I think the only solution then, if this is really important, is to root your phone. And honestly, since I'm not familiar with cricket, I can't guarantee that would work. I can't help with rooting the cricket version, except to say this:

    Be absolutely 100% positive the procedure and files you use are intended for the cricket version of the phone. Using the wrong procedure can cause very serious problems.
    04-25-2013 07:32 PM
  6. ttwiitch's Avatar
    I think the only solution then, if this is really important, is to root your phone. And honestly, since I'm not familiar with cricket, I can't guarantee that would work. I can't help with rooting the cricket version, except to say this:

    Be absolutely 100% positive the procedure and files you use are intended for the cricket version of the phone. Using the wrong procedure can cause very serious problems.
    This.

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    04-25-2013 07:51 PM
  7. Kairos1189's Avatar
    I'm all ready rooted that's why I asked about how to fix the tethering issue. Because once rooted you have more control over the phone.

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    04-26-2013 08:43 AM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    As the door man for the Emerald City said: Why didn't you say so!

    This version of WiFi tether works on rooted Sprint phones. It might work on your Cricket phone. Worth a try in any case:

    WiFi tether for JellyBean is here.... Confirmed.....
    04-26-2013 10:15 AM
  9. gowenl's Avatar
    I just installed the Wife Tether TrevE Mod. It worked for the first day on my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3, and then it wouldn't. My laptop connects to the S3 just fine, but I get no Internet access. Can anyone help?

    Thanks!
    05-13-2013 07:01 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    If you haven't already, read through this thread: WiFi tether for JellyBean is here.... Confirmed.....

    There are a lot of suggestions and configuration that worked for people posted there.
    05-13-2013 08:07 PM
  11. giogio87's Avatar
    I've solved the problem using this app :

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...unlocker&hl=it

    open the app, click on "unlock tethering", wait for video completion and magically tether works
    06-18-2013 05:17 PM

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