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  1. ssells's Avatar
    I plan on buying the Galaxy S2 this week. On another forum someone posted that on both the new smartphones, Amaze and Galaxy S2, there is no more free mobile wifi tethering. If you try it you are directed to a page asking you to pay a $14.99 monthly fee. Can anyone on here confirm that? Thanks!
    10-13-2011 01:52 PM
  2. foodtester75's Avatar
    As far as I have heard yes will have to pay a fee for this. However if you root your phone and change the ROM then this feature will be unlock and you get it for free
    10-13-2011 05:53 PM
  3. johnyguy's Avatar
    I plan on buying the Galaxy S2 this week. On another forum someone posted that on both the new smartphones, Amaze and Galaxy S2, there is no more free mobile wifi tethering. If you try it you are directed to a page asking you to pay a $14.99 monthly fee. Can anyone on here confirm that? Thanks!
    That's not fair at all. If I have a 2 Gig or 5 gig or 10 gig plan let me decide how I wanna use it up after the monthly plan they CAP it anyway. Its all bull crap. After few downloads and u slow down to death.....those numbers are enough for nothing you don't get to enjoy the phone with a great speed....
    10-13-2011 10:17 PM
  4. DWR_31's Avatar
    HTC has the bootloader unlock tool.
    Rooting is a nice work around and HTC has said it will make unlocking available on all future phones.

    Take that carriers!
    10-13-2011 11:43 PM
  5. mrmerk05's Avatar
    That's not fair at all. If I have a 2 Gig or 5 gig or 10 gig plan let me decide how I wanna use it up after the monthly plan they CAP it anyway. Its all bull crap. After few downloads and u slow down to death.....those numbers are enough for nothing you don't get to enjoy the phone with a great speed....
    It's not bull crap because when you sign up for service and that data feature, you're buying internet on that phone alone. Just like when you buy a service for your house like your power bill. You pay for your house. Not your house and others. So you can't plug a extension cord and give others power. It sucks that they are now doing it, but its not bull crap. Our luck has just ran out that's all... T-Mobile is still the best!!! Hands down.
    10-14-2011 07:59 AM
  6. stebog's Avatar
    I'd hate to visit merks house. I wouldn't be able to plug my phone in to get a quick charge because the power was for the homeowners use. I couldn't connect to the wifi because it's for the bill payers use. I couldn't even catch a ride with you to the store because your car was purchased for your use only.

    Let's just sit back and take it, we can justify it!

    I purchased an airline ticket for me a passenger, not luggage, I'll happily pay the extra fee to have my clothes on the other end of the trip.

    I paid for a checking account, I don't write many checks anymore so I'll gladly pay a fee to use my debit card instead.

    H_D and Deenybird like this.
    10-14-2011 08:44 AM
  7. Eleazar6's Avatar
    You're exactly right stebog. Merks analogy is flawed. We don't have to take it. Fortunately, the smart people that make roms and such have the power to let us use our phones like we want. If no one pushed back on the carriers, it would suck worse.
    stebog and Deenybird like this.
    10-14-2011 09:39 AM
  8. Linkchomp's Avatar
    I think this falls under the line of paying for cable and only having it in one room which was handled in the courts.

    But blame data hungry people for using cellular data as their home connection.
    stebog likes this.
    10-14-2011 12:20 PM
  9. Droid-One's Avatar
    wrong thread
    10-14-2011 01:34 PM
  10. tjnorman57's Avatar
    All, I bought the Amaze yesterday. I have had T-Mobile for about 5 years. I just checked the Android hotspot. It still works and cost nothing. They did put a app on the phone which I don't use. It does not ask me to pay extra, I am just work fine until I hit 5 gigs then I will slow down.
    10-14-2011 06:20 PM
  11. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Tethering works just fine on the SGSII i have here -- both with the SIM T-Mo supplied (it's a demo unit) or my own.
    10-14-2011 06:24 PM
  12. metekamil's Avatar
    You can actually use the wifi hotspot service without rooting or anything. All you need is a Proxy application which runs on the phone. Then you connect to that application by setting the proxy port from your device (such as in the wireless setting on an iPad, you set it to port 8080). At first I was very dissapointed, but relieved to see this working without a root.

    I had a Vibrant before this, rooted with non-standard roms....trying to keep this phone "clean". You can use ADWLauncher if you dislike the Sense UI.... Just as good as switching roms.

    Looking forward though to rooting this device to configure SetCPU and save battery life further!
    10-15-2011 12:44 PM
  13. metekamil's Avatar
    Proxoid and ProxUrDroid are both free apps which let you use the hotspot service without paying. Basically it makes the remote internet connections seems like they appear from the local device,
    10-15-2011 12:46 PM
  14. Crotalus's Avatar
    Tethering does not work on my phone either galaxy s II. when I try it activates for a few moments (aprox 30 seconds) and then auto shuts off.
    10-17-2011 10:32 AM
  15. jhwee's Avatar
    Tethering works just fine on the SGSII i have here -- both with the SIM T-Mo supplied (it's a demo unit) or my own.
    What data plan do you have?

    On my billing statement I have the old/grandfathered Android WEB400 (unlimited data + 400 text), $24.99.

    Whenever I turn it on, I can connect to the AP but when I try to access any website, it redirects me to a TMo website asking me to add the hotspot plan (+$14.99?).
    10-17-2011 01:17 PM
  16. lunchBB's Avatar
    I used to have the G1 data plan (unlimited data + 400 text) for $24.99. WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T CANCEL THAT PLAN. That's the true unlimited plan that they don't put any throttle or soft cap. I regret is so much I changed mine to a family plan.. with the 2GB soft cap, it goes in a few days. Now I called back to see if they can switch me back.. they can't as it is not listed in the system anymore.

    BTW, this is the phone's problem. I have both Sensation and S2. I can still do WIFI tethering in Sensation but not the S2.

    Also, once you have the WIFI hotspot turn on, your phone won't go online also. Browser will redirect you to the same "stay connected" up sell page.
    10-17-2011 06:28 PM
  17. johnyguy's Avatar
    It's not bull crap because when you sign up for service and that data feature, you're buying internet on that phone alone. Just like when you buy a service for your house like your power bill. You pay for your house. Not your house and others. So you can't plug a extension cord and give others power. It sucks that they are now doing it, but its not bull crap. Our luck has just ran out that's all... T-Mobile is still the best!!! Hands down.
    It is bull crap!!!! Let me decide where i use my montly data on my laptop tablet or phone after all iI AM the one who paying for it !!are you working for T-Mobile? Lol
    10-19-2011 09:09 PM
  18. lunchBB's Avatar
    I have TMo Galaxy S2. For activating WIFI hotspot, the phone itself the internet won't go out anymore. Browser will redirect to a Tmo "Stay Connected" up sell page. It goes the same for tablet or PC that I connect to.

    If you only concern using WIFI hotspot with PC, PDAnet is the way to go. The free version works except https sites. It's not WIFI hotspot but only USB tethering.

    But for tablet, there is no other solution yet
    10-20-2011 06:14 PM
  19. astitious's Avatar
    Root > Install Titanium Backup > Freeze Tethering Manager in Titanium > Use Wifi Hotspot for free. I tested it on my iPad.
    10-20-2011 07:56 PM
  20. Sniper1087's Avatar
    hmm I got WiFi hotspot on my phone, working like a charm, at first it wouldn't work, but now it does.
    10-23-2011 08:56 AM
  21. theslug's Avatar
    It's not bull crap because when you sign up for service and that data feature, you're buying internet on that phone alone. Just like when you buy a service for your house like your power bill. You pay for your house. Not your house and others. So you can't plug a extension cord and give others power. It sucks that they are now doing it, but its not bull crap. Our luck has just ran out that's all... T-Mobile is still the best!!! Hands down.

    LOL, actually it's perfectly fine to "share" power with whomever. It shows up on your bill and you pay for the extra power. If a neighbor runs their fridge off your outlet after losing power, are you suggesting that's against some rule? I mean maybe running an unapproved extension cord in some municipalities but that's another story. You're still paying for the power. Just like if a friend uses the data I pay for on their laptop.....
    10-25-2011 10:17 AM
  22. lunchBB's Avatar
    I think the fair way for Tmobile or any other carrier to do is, to allow tethering to one 1 device without charging additional. At the same time while tethering, the phone data connection is restricted. In such case, it's only 1 person can use the data at a time, i.e. the owner.

    But it seems impossible because all these carriers want to grab any nickle and dime if they could.
    10-25-2011 11:36 AM
  23. ZimbaTchatchoua's Avatar
    and of course, there's and app to work around this problem. In fact, I'm using it right now!
    10-29-2011 12:03 PM
  24. lunchBB's Avatar
    mind telling us what app you are using?
    10-29-2011 12:06 PM
  25. ysaykin's Avatar
    Ok the house example is a poor example, if I buy electricity, I pay per electricity used doesn't matter whether it's in the house, shed, barn, guest house, pool house, or whatever; as long as it's on the same property. That's like saying you should receive different electric bills for all these different structures, it's absurd especially if the electric companies would charge you a $15 fee just because you're using that electricity in another building on the same property. You pay for the data, after your cap it slows down. It shouldn't matter to tmo how anyone uses that data as long as they get paid for the data. They just found a way to swindle $15 more from people for no added service on their part.
    11-01-2011 12:03 AM
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