1. Juan J Guevara's Avatar
    I would like to know that if for an emergency I need a quick access to the internet, will I be able to use the fire phone as a hotspot?
    I have an old Motorola Atrix, and that option save the day one time I needed to connect in my laptop and used my phone as a hotspot.
    12-02-2014 04:59 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Android supports tethering via many different apps. (It's the operating system, not the hardware - as long as you have to communications channels - USB and wifi or wifi and mobile data, etc.) Whether your provider allows it, or will block a tethered connection, is another matter.
    12-02-2014 05:05 PM
  3. Juan J Guevara's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer. In the Atrix when I go to the wireless settings, I can select "Tethering & Mobile Hotspot". From there I did the hotspot thing.
    I guess the phone came with that option loaded. I wanted to know if the Fire Phone has something like that.
    If I understand correctly your reply, that will be the same as adding an app to the phone to do that. Is that correct?
    12-02-2014 06:08 PM
  4. lancorp's Avatar
    The Fire Phone does (natively) have Wi-Fi Hotspot built into the OS. Assuming your carrier / plan allows it, then the phone definitely does.
    Under SETTINGS / Wi-Fi & Networks there is "Setup a Wi-Fi Hotspot".
    12-03-2014 10:18 AM
  5. Olga Xde's Avatar
    Yes, it supports it and works just fine (at least on my Fire phone)
    02-12-2015 03:39 AM
  6. ExceptforKhloe's Avatar
    Is there any other way of doing it?
    02-24-2015 04:55 PM
  7. Mark Isherwood's Avatar
    The Fire Phone does (natively) have Wi-Fi Hotspot built into the OS. Assuming your carrier / plan allows it, then the phone definitely does.
    Under SETTINGS / Wi-Fi & Networks there is "Setup a Wi-Fi Hotspot".
    Wi-Fi Hotspot is NOT the same as tethering.
    Is there a tethering option. like the original question?
    I can't seem to find a tethering option, only hotspot.
    04-30-2015 07:04 PM

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