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Old December 4th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys

I have heard it is possible to use a phone 3g signal to use the internet on the WiFi only nexus. Anyone know how?

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Old December 4th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used Fox-Fi on my phone and PdaNet Tablet on my Nexus 7 via bluetooth, and it worked perfectly. Did a whole chat session with comcast to schedule a cable repair when my cable wasn't working and I couldn't use Wi-Fi.
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Am I right in assuming that you need a 3G contract for that ??
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Yes, 3G contract (many prepaid month to month plans), or a phone that tethers. I have an Optimus-V on Virgin Mobile that tethers fine. Not really "allowed" per VM contract, but works. I never use it though, I am almost always on wifi.

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Hmm, that kills it for me. No phone, no contract either.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i just use my Gnex that is rooted and romed to use hotspot and connect to internet that way when not in wifi
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I used Fox-Fi on my phone and PdaNet Tablet on my Nexus 7 via bluetooth, and it worked perfectly. Did a whole chat session with comcast to schedule a cable repair when my cable wasn't working and I couldn't use Wi-Fi.
another +1 for Foxfi on the cell + PDAnet on the N7.
Great story btw!
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