1. jurr's Avatar
    I can't turn on the hotspot function but it did work in the past. Every time I try it just goes back to off. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?

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    01-17-2013 02:54 AM
  2. GTWalling's Avatar
    Do you have a the Tethering and Mobile Hotspot add to your T-Mobile plan?
    01-17-2013 04:57 PM
  3. jurr's Avatar
    I don't live in the us so I don't have an t-mobile plan.

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    01-25-2013 05:52 PM
  4. sagarmpatil's Avatar
    I have exact same problem.. I have T-Mobile S3 (SGH-T999) bought from US and I am in the UK on 3 Network. For some reason I am also not able to turn on the WiFi hotspot. As soon as turn it on it automatically goes to OFF. I rooted my device, still no go.. installed WiFi tether app but still no go. I need this to work desperately.

    Any help to get this resolved is much appreciated.

    cheers!
    SP
    02-02-2013 08:09 AM
  5. GTWalling's Avatar
    I may be wrong but I don't think it will work without being on a T-Mobile network.
    02-02-2013 03:59 PM
  6. jurr's Avatar
    Which WiFi tether app? I downloaded foxfi and it works for me

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    02-03-2013 05:42 AM
  7. beepbeepimajeep's Avatar
    This is because it is blocked. If you have a Tmobile gs3 tmobile has worked with Samsung to block it unless you have a tmobile hot spot package on your account. Since you are not in the US and don't have Tmobile this is a problem for you.

    I would suggest using foxfi to bypass the standard hot spot app.

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    02-06-2013 09:58 AM
  8. yurais's Avatar
    my problem is that for hotspot to work phone must be connected to Mobile Data, if mobile Data is not connected hotspot will not get enabled.

    I know you will say: what are you planning to do with a hotspot if not sharing your mobile data line ?
    well, I would like to enable the hotspot without enabling de data, and enable teh data when I need it, thus keeping the connectivity across equipoments connected to the hotspot.
    02-11-2016 04:29 PM

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