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    Default What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot plan)

    What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot plan)

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    Dowoad foxfi from . After you install that download the foxfi addon from the play store (helps foxfi work with some carriers that block it) . It works great on my phone.

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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3?

    I am using widgetsoid on my gnex without problems but my wife just got the gs3 and I'm having a difficult time getting it to work on her phone. Anyone have any luck with widgetsoid?

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    I am using widgetsoid with no problems. It could be the version of widgetsoid you have. I have an older version (3.4.1).
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    I just installed Foxfi on mine. Seems to work well, speedtest on my ipad showed almost 30mbps download.
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    SVTP u have to pay but ive never had a problem with it
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3(grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot plan)

    Using CleanROM which has the native mobile hotspot app that comes installed on the phone hacked to work. I tried a few 3rd party apps but couldn't get them working.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3(grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot plan)

    Foxfi has worked great for me.
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    The native hotspot app works great on stock unrooted. Just download a widget, I recommend fattin hotspot toggle from the market and the widget bypasses the hotspot activation check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    The native hotspot app works great on stock unrooted. Just download a widget, I recommend fattin hotspot toggle from the market and the widget bypasses the hotspot activation check.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
    Does this widget also bypass being charged tethering through cell carrier?
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    I have a S3 and installed foxfi and the add on and still can't connect. All I did was open app and turn on WiFi and pc does not pik it up. Pls help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    The native hotspot app works great on stock unrooted. Just download a widget, I recommend fattin hotspot toggle from the market and the widget bypasses the hotspot activation check.

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    I 2nd this. Been using fattin since I got my s3 with no problems or being charged by verizon.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    I've been using Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot Free for the past several months, for the first couple on ICS and for the past month on JB after upgrading OTA. I'm on an unlimited plan, so I don't get any extra data charges, and it toggles the native hotspot feature on/off without activating Verizon's monthly fee for their wi-fi hotspot. So far, it's been fast, flawless and every bit as good as FoxFi, which I dropped when they started charging for their most recent version. It's available in the Play Store, and nearly every SGS3 user there has rated it 5 stars. Check it out. I think you'll like it.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    The native hotspot app works great on stock unrooted. Just download a widget, I recommend fattin hotspot toggle from the market and the widget bypasses the hotspot activation check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hh72385 View Post
    I 2nd this. Been using fattin since I got my s3 with no problems or being charged by verizon.
    I have a Fattin Data Widget update sitting in my Google Play Store queue...but I am afraid to update it and have it stop working...

    Can anyone please confirm that they are using the latest and greatest Fattin update, and that all is still working fine?

    The newest version was released on January 1, 2013, and is version 1.2.

    We tried this latest version on my buddy's Motorola Droid Maxx, and it didn't work...
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    Okay, I have Verizon's GS3 with jelly bean installed. I still have the unlimited data plan, but when I downloaded jelly bean, I lost Foxfi tethering. Is there any app that gets around Verizon's tethering notification, so I don't have to pay? I have tried everything posted on this wall to no avail. Thanks!
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    Quote Originally Posted by Engadget26 View Post
    Okay, I have Verizon's GS3 with jelly bean installed. I still have the unlimited data plan, but when I downloaded jelly bean, I lost Foxfi tethering. Is there any app that gets around Verizon's tethering notification, so I don't have to pay? I have tried everything posted on this wall to no avail. Thanks!
    Did you read any of this thread? There is at least a couple suggestions already in it.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    Tried all of them to no avail. I have been charged for using any of the 3rd party apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engadget26 View Post
    Tried all of them to no avail. I have been charged for using any of the 3rd party apps.
    I just installed the Hotspot Toggle widget from the market. Search for Fattin Hotspot.....worked for me, no problem. Need to make sure you search for it in the widgets area, not the apps area once you install it.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    So when you activate the toggle switch, does Verizon's hot spot activate?
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    Yes, it activates Verizon's Hotspot but bypasses the account check.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    I'm using Portable WiFi Hotspot.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    this

    Quote Originally Posted by bjboucher View Post
    I just installed the Hotspot Toggle widget from the market. Search for Fattin Hotspot.....worked for me, no problem. Need to make sure you search for it in the widgets area, not the apps area once you install it.
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3? (grandfathered unlimited, no hotspot pla

    I used verizon hotspot on my Thunderbolt off and on for a year. I got a GS3 at Christmas. Used a couple hotspot apps for free. Fox fi and personalwifi. They worked great until a few days ago then stopped. I've tried a half dozen new ones and they all are seen by a pc and connect but NO internet access including fattin.
    I'm a noob and don't know anything about Jelly Bean or anything else. Just a guy who bought a new phone and didnt want to keep paying Verizon for what used to be free. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    Last edited by BigBearKevin; 02-22-2013 at 06:19 PM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3?

    Do any of you using wireless tether (either a 3rd party workaround or the stock app) have an issue with the phone dropping data constsntly while the hotspot is turned on?

    I have the unlimited data plan, and whether I've paid or used one of the bypassing apps, I still get the data drops ever since I've been running JB. I was running CleanROM before, but am Stock rooted now.

    I'm now using PDAnet (full version, ne Foxfi), but in the past have also used Portable Wifi hotspot and older versions of Foxfi.

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    Default Re: What's the best free wifi hotspot tethering app for S3?

    I downloaded the paid version of FoxFi but when I go to use it the Verizon's hotspot app pops up (which I accidentally configured without realizing) but I can close the hotspot app and my foxfi will still work .... my question is, since the VZW app pops up does this mean I will get charged for hotspot?

    Quote Originally Posted by komurphy View Post
    Dowoad foxfi from . After you install that download the foxfi addon from the play store (helps foxfi work with some carriers that block it) . It works great on my phone.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
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