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  1. cj100570's Avatar
    Cool - thanks.

    I do have to admit that it's weird they won't sell you an app without owning a phone.
    It's not weird, when you purchase an item on the online market it automatically sends the app to your device, if there's no device it can't send the app. Plus, it checks compatibility before allowing you to purchase. If you have multiple devices associated with your account, as I do, it shows which can get the app and even allows you to push it to a specific device.
    12-21-2011 07:07 AM
  2. flashpiti's Avatar
    Just and FYI for those of you who are eligible for unlimited wifi hotspot --
    You can prorate your plan. I have done this multiple times over the summer and fall when going on vacation. Basically it works out to $1.00 per day or a bit less if you have a corporate discount. We spent 3 days driving out to Yellowstone from Michigan this past August and I used the hotspot for our ipads and my kids' ipods and cost me all of $2.40 for the three days in the car.
    12-21-2011 07:39 AM
  3. Reaperbrah's Avatar
    So if I get this, I can tether without being charged for data usage?

    I currently have the 4gb data plan, so I don't want to pay out.
    12-21-2011 08:13 AM
  4. wootang00's Avatar
    its stopped working for me
    12-21-2011 09:17 AM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Mine isn't working either on 3G after the data outage.

    Edit: It's working now on 4G.
    12-21-2011 10:53 AM
  6. Channan's Avatar
    It's not weird, when you purchase an item on the online market it automatically sends the app to your device, if there's no device it can't send the app. Plus, it checks compatibility before allowing you to purchase. If you have multiple devices associated with your account, as I do, it shows which can get the app and even allows you to push it to a specific device.
    You can do it with iOS apps though. If I'm getting an iPhone next week and I know about an app that went on sale that I want to buy before the sale ends, I can buy it on iTunes and just wait until I get my iPhone.

    Google should let you do this with Android apps.
    12-21-2011 10:53 AM
  7. metsnfins's Avatar
    i may try this
    12-21-2011 11:17 AM
  8. MikeNY's Avatar
    Was working the other day and now it won't work any more.
    12-21-2011 11:35 AM
  9. Channan's Avatar
    If I leave the network unsecured, it works without any problems. If I put a password on it, it only works for a few minutes on my MacBook Pro but continues working fine on my iPad.
    12-21-2011 12:30 PM
  10. MikeNY's Avatar
    It shows connected to it on my laptop but with the yellow triangle error so it doesnt work
    12-21-2011 12:38 PM
  11. marcw's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by marcw
    my confusion was that I was using code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/ on my incredible. Why does android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting need root and this wifi does not?
    The developer of this app found a workaround is the best of my guesses

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    I am still mystified by this, i just did a search for free hotspot and all i get is you need to be rooted. What is with this conspiracy theory that you need to be rooted.

    searched for "android do i need rooted for free wifi hotspot"
    12-21-2011 01:37 PM
  12. marcw's Avatar
    I am still mystified by this, i just did a search for free hotspot and all i get is you need to be rooted. What is with this conspiracy theory that you need to be rooted.

    searched for "android do i need rooted for free wifi hotspot"

    Might have found something, on some radio's the radio is locked and this can not be done, never had a sammy phone, maybe it is not locked?
    12-21-2011 01:46 PM
  13. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Did this stop working for everybody? I only had the 2 day free trail and don't want to pay for it if it stopped working.
    12-21-2011 02:19 PM
  14. marcw's Avatar
    worked for my this morning after the vz outage
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    12-21-2011 02:28 PM
  15. voodootomato's Avatar
    mine works
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    12-21-2011 02:29 PM
  16. Qazme's Avatar
    I am still mystified by this, i just did a search for free hotspot and all i get is you need to be rooted. What is with this conspiracy theory that you need to be rooted.

    searched for "android do i need rooted for free wifi hotspot"
    It depends on how the WiFi is hooking into the system. The root version is basically undetectable, while the other is not. Hence the reason some people are reporting being redirected to the VZW service page. Be careful with these, there was a story up somewhere ( can't remember if it was here or XDA ) a few years back with someone tacking on a bunch of money for data usage.
    12-21-2011 02:36 PM
  17. MikeNY's Avatar
    Mine was working the other day on the trial then I bought the full version worked fine, today it doesn't work no matter what I do. Anyone have any tips?
    12-21-2011 02:50 PM
  18. MikeNY's Avatar
    Also the USB Tether says it is not supported on this device (Nexus)
    12-21-2011 02:52 PM
  19. Qazme's Avatar
    Also the USB Tether says it is not supported on this device (Nexus)
    Have you tried PDANet? It always worked great for me before I started using WiFi tether. It has bluetooth and usb and is free.

    https://market.android.com/details?i...bi5oZWxwZXIiXQ..

    Just a note the free version of PDANet limits you to non-secure sites. (no https://)
    12-21-2011 03:07 PM
  20. MikeNY's Avatar
    I think I fixed the wifi hotspot, I released and renewed the IP a few times and set the network to open on the app and it connected.
    12-21-2011 03:13 PM
  21. MikeNY's Avatar
    Have you tried PDANet? It always worked great for me before I started using WiFi tether. It has bluetooth and usb and is free.

    https://market.android.com/details?i...bi5oZWxwZXIiXQ..

    Just a note the free version of PDANet limits you to non-secure sites. (no https://)
    I assume I do not not pdanet if the wifi hotspot app works? Sorry I am not too techie, thanks.
    12-21-2011 03:16 PM
  22. Qazme's Avatar
    If already have a working WiFi hotspot you don't need anything but what you are using. All these apps do is allow you to use your mobile data through usb or bluetooth connection.

    Wifi hotspot works if you pay for it I assume, and WiFi tether does it all except you need root.
    12-21-2011 03:20 PM
  23. MikeNY's Avatar
    If already have a working WiFi hotspot you don't need anything but what you are using. All these apps do is allow you to use your mobile data through usb or bluetooth connection.

    Wifi hotspot works if you pay for it I assume, and WiFi tether does it all except you need root.
    My wifi hotspot is working and i did not root and i guess tether is done via usb so not needed if wifi hotspot works
    12-21-2011 03:34 PM
  24. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Downloaded the paid version, and it is still working.
    12-21-2011 04:05 PM
  25. evperry's Avatar
    The free trial was not workign for me yesterday. I am wondering if this was realted to the Verizon crash.

    Did anyone have issues with this program yesteday? Im in NYC by the way.

    Just wanna kknow before buy as there is only 15 min window to return.
    12-22-2011 07:09 AM
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