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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FoxFi No Longer Free

The version of FoxFi that was released on November 16 is hobbled. According to the release notes, "The free version now has a usage limit (from a few minutes to 30 minutes) for each activation. But you can restart it to continue using free mode, or purchase the full version key to unlock."

The unlock key is $6.97.

Still an excellent app.

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I guess back to the VZW hotspot app.
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I thought about the pros and cons for about 10 minutes, and then spent 7 bucks. FoxFi remains my solution, at least until JB.
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Just google around for old foxfi versions. They'll work fine till the dev works out the bugs.
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I updated and bought the upgrade mainly in support of the dev. He has provided a great app for free for quite a while and 7 bucks is nothing compared to what PDANet and EasyTether use to cost. I have used FoxFi plenty and feel the dev is entitled to be compensated for his work should he choose to charge for it.

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I thought about the pros and cons for about 10 minutes, and then spent 7 bucks. FoxFi remains my solution, at least until JB.
Exactly. I tried Foxfi, found it to work flawlessly for several months and now that the pay version is out I didn't hesitate. I'll pay for quality apps so the devs continue to work on them.
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Looks like I'm a little behind the discovery curve, but I just discovered that FoxFi is now a paid app.
I've been using the free version for over a year now under GB under my grandfathered unlimited plan, so I just upgraded to the paid version to support the developers now under ICS and keep the party rolling for as long as I can.

It's been a while since I used it, but I'm using it now with my Bionic and my tablet and there don't appear to be any problems so far.
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Is this paid version working for you guys? I don't mind spending the $7 but from the comments it looks like there were other issues with it not working properly.
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are you all still grandfathered unlimited data? I had to switch to the new share everything plan when my wife upgraded her phone last month. The built in Verizon hot spot app now works perfectly, for no extra fees. Just have to make sure i use WiFi whenever I am at home or work, no biggie
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As long as you aren't on an unlimited plan, hotspot is included
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Default The Old Free Version Has been Disabled

A friend of mine pointed out to me today that the old free version of Foxfi, the one with no usage caps, no longer works. Sure enough, when I try to start the hotspot I get a message, "This free version of FoxFi is no longer supported. Please upgrade to 1.95 or above to continue using Foxfi."

It will not create a hotspot.

Oh, well. It was good while it lasted. The next time I need to use it I'll buy the $6.97 unlock key. It's worth it.
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I am still on the grandfather unlimited plan so when I upgraded to ICS and wifi teather stopped working I tried foxfi and found it worked better so when it went to a pay version $7 was nothing to keep using my teather
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A friend of mine pointed out to me today that the old free version of Foxfi, the one with no usage caps, no longer works. Sure enough, when I try to start the hotspot I get a message, "This free version of FoxFi is no longer supported. Please upgrade to 1.95 or above to continue using Foxfi."

It will not create a hotspot.

Oh, well. It was good while it lasted. The next time I need to use it I'll buy the $6.97 unlock key. It's worth it.
I'm all for supporting developers, but I will not pay this dev for how he/she went about it. I mostly used it for testing purposes.

It creeps me out how app developers can disable an app remotely like that...
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I'm all for supporting developers, but I will not pay this dev for how he/she went about it. I mostly used it for testing purposes.

It creeps me out how app developers can disable an app remotely like that...
I am with you on that thought. If they introduced a new set of features or anything compelling to upgrade, I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger and upgrade but letting the app to the wild for testing under the guise of absolutely and fully free guise to comeback in few months and start charging for the same app with no changes, don't bide well with me too. We basically did beta testing for this dev and now we have to pony up to use the same thing. If this was disclosed in the initial app download time (not in the 10,000 line long fine print, but clearly on the first few lines), I would have thought twice before installing the app. Very sneaky...
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I never had a problem with the application when it was free, so if I was testing for 'em I'm pretty sure I still got more out of the application than it ever got out of me.
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Wth evey time i start using it a couple of minutes into using it i lose all signal phone and data????i have the paid version did Verizon put a stop to it?
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if you have an hot spot app on your phone it will let you that. Just activate the app that came with the phone and leave FoxFi off. works for me and my daughter. We are using versions older than 1.95
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if you have an hot spot app on your phone it will let you that. Just activate the app that came with the phone and leave FoxFi off. works for me and my daughter. We are using versions older than 1.95
You can't be serious. what a money waster!
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I also received the rude awakening this past Friday when trying to use Foxfi to tether my tablet.
If you are rooted, you can easily get the built in Verizon hotspot to work for free:

Step 1. You will need a rooted Droid Bionic.
Step 2. You will need to buy SQLite Editor app on the Market, it’s $2.99.
Step 3. Select “Settings Storage” with “com.motorola.android.providers.settings”, there’s TWO of them select the one with the tools icon (not the gears).
Step 4. Select “settings.db”
Step 5. Select “settings”
Step 6. Hit menu button then “Set_filter”.
Step 7. Type “check” and OK.
Step 8. Set value of “entitlement_check” to “0″. Originally set to "1"
Step 9. Reboot your Droid Bionic.
Step 10. Run Mobile Hotspot app.
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You can't be serious. what a money waster!
If you have a share everything plan, FoxFi would be the money waster; the phone's hotspot app is free to use with no extra fee.
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If you have a shared data plan, FoxFi would be the money waster; the phone's hotspot app is free to use with no extra fee.
It is free only if you have a fixed-amount data plan. If you have an unlimited data plan, it costs $20/month for the same service that FoxFi provides for a one time $6.97 license fee.
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It is free only if you have a fixed-amount data plan. If you have an unlimited data plan, it costs $20/month for the same service that FoxFi provides for a one time $6.97 license fee.
Exactly. That's what I meant by shared data plan; that is what Verizon now calls the fixed-amount data plan.

[edit - sorry; they call it "share everything plan"].
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Exactly. That's what I meant by shared data plan; that is what Verizon now calls the fixed-amount data plan.

[edit - sorry; they call it "share everything plan"].
No, the Share Everything plan is not the same as the fixed-amount plan. The Share Everything plan was introduced only this summer, and most customers are still on either the unlimited data plans or the fixed plans. The fixed plans did not share data allotments between devices.

Back on topic, the Verizon Mobile Hotspot you recommended is free only to those who have only either the Share Everything plan or the old fixed amount plan, not to those of us on unlimited data plans.
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No, the Share Everything plan is not the same as the fixed-amount plan. The Share Everything plan was introduced only this summer, and most customers are still on either the unlimited data plans or the fixed plans. The fixed plans did not share data allotments between devices.
What I typed remains correct - if you have the share everything plan, the native hotspot feature does not add any cost, and it is more cost-effective than FoxFi. (My post was in reply to another that said that the native hotspot feature was a money-waster. My reply was meant to point out that this is not always the case.)
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Foxfi works on 3g but not on 4g,and I have the paid version this just started acting up today,did Verizon slip something to block on 4g.
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I also received the rude awakening this past Friday when trying to use Foxfi to tether my tablet.
If you are rooted, you can easily get the built in Verizon hotspot to work for free:

Step 1. You will need a rooted Droid Bionic.
Step 2. You will need to buy SQLite Editor app on the Market, it’s $2.99.
Step 3. Select “Settings Storage” with “com.motorola.android.providers.settings”, there’s TWO of them select the one with the tools icon (not the gears).
Step 4. Select “settings.db”
Step 5. Select “settings”
Step 6. Hit menu button then “Set_filter”.
Step 7. Type “check” and OK.
Step 8. Set value of “entitlement_check” to “0″. Originally set to "1"
Step 9. Reboot your Droid Bionic.
Step 10. Run Mobile Hotspot app.
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Foxfi works on 3g but not on 4g,and I have the paid version this just started acting up today,did Verizon slip something to block on 4g.
Hmm, I'm on a windows 7 laptop tethered to my Bionic with FoxFi to post this right now!
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I think the price tag is bs on both ends but more so on verizon

Why am i paying a load of money for a data plan and cant use it as a hotspot

This garbage is crap and the fcc should tell verizon they cant charge 20 a month to share your connection


Its like your isp saying oh you have a router that will be 20$ more on your bill tyvm

The world of cellphones is rediculoysly expensive
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Its like your isp saying oh you have a router that will be 20$ more on your bill tyvm
This used to happen. I remember TWC/RR telling me that the only way to hook more than one computer up to my cable modem was to pay $30 a month for a 2nd IP address. Instead, I spent $49 on a router and hooked up everything I wanted.
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Nice, huh?
You pay for data, and then they get to tell you what you can and can't do with it!

It is all ones and zeros.
What is the difference if I use the data on my phone, or use it on my tablet?

Answer: there is no difference

Were are in the grips of corporate greed, pure and simple.
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Thanks for this. It should be in with the tips.
I can't take credit for it. I found it somewhere on the forum awhile back, I believe over in all things root. I had performed this right after I rooted my phone, then copied and saved the instructions on my laptop in case I ever wanted to reverse it. Once I found Foxfi I did change it back so that my phone would be 100% stock for the ICS OTA update. I was traveling when Foxfi quit working so I used Zumocast to pull the word file with the instructions up from my home computer and reapplied the hack. That allowed me to access the web from my tablet while on the road.
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Foxfi works on 3g but not on 4g,and I have the paid version this just started acting up today,did Verizon slip something to block on 4g.
I have been connected to the 4G network using the paid version of FoxFi since yesterday afternoon. Works fine.

When we traveled into this area, I had to reboot the phone to get it to connect to the 4G network, but that was before I launched FoxFi.

The TestMy.net Broadband Internet Speed Test shows we are getting download speeds of 12.6 Mbps. That's the fastest I have seen yet.

Unfortunately, our destination for the next few days will be a 3G area, then we will be in Mexico for a while.
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I have a fixed data plan limited to 4GB per month (I got the double your data plan a while ago) and I read above that the hotspot should be free. It is NOT free. I tried to use it and a message popped up that it will cost me $20 per month if I want to use that feature. I do not have a share everything plan.

My FoxFi is version 1.95.3 and it has a usage limit.
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I have a fixed data plan limited to 4GB per month (I got the double your data plan a while ago) and I read above that the hotspot should be free. It is NOT free. I tried to use it and a message popped up that it will cost me $20 per month if I want to use that feature. I do not have a share everything plan.

My FoxFi is version 1.95.3 and it has a usage limit.
Let my Wi-Fi go: FCC rules Verizon can't charge for Wi-Fi tethering | ZDNet
Then you need to contact Verizon. It is illegal for them to charge a hotspot (also known as tethering) fee for those on limited data plans because of the spectrum they use. They can only charge a hotspot fee for those still on unlimited data plans.

EDIT: Now, it is possible that if you are in a 3G only area that they may be able to charge you. The C block spectrum that Verizon can not charge a hotspot fee for seems to only cover their LTE service. But if you are on 4G, they are not allowed to charge a fee for you so should call them about the popup and refer them to the FCC ruling.
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Just google around for old foxfi versions. They'll work fine till the dev works out the bugs.
do you have a link to a good one? reason is I don't want to buy the full version until they work out the kinks too many people having problems with it
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do you have a link to a good one? reason is I don't want to buy the full version until they work out the kinks too many people having problems with it
FoxFi is still working fine for me. You pay 6.97 and it doesnt stop on you etc. Which is nothing compared to the verizon fee. I just pop up FoxFi pick a name for my hotspot and password, and im good to go. I dont usually buy apps but this was well worth it. I am on a grandfathered data plan.
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Sloooow

I've been using FoxFi full (paid) version. Very fast wi-fi connection with no problems... until somehow T Mo "detected" what I was doing and started to redirect my browser to their "Pay for tethering page". I then installed PDA Net (free version) using USB mode but the connection is very slooooow. Am I doing something wrong?

I'm running Windows 8 and using a Samsung Galaxy Blaze.
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Welcome to android Forums.

Unfortunately you posted your question in the Motorola Droid Bionic forum that only runs on Verizon.

I suggest that you post your question in ... T-Mobile - Android Forums.

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