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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello i recently just got a samsung galaxy centra phone.I want to turn it into a hot spot so i can connect my kindle fire too it. I downloaded the app and i got it set up and the kindle fire finds it and says its excellent connection but when i go to connect it goes through a few things but when it gets to "obtaining ip address" it stays on that for a while then i get an error saying it couldnt connect? How can i fix this issue? Thanks

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Hello i recently just got a samsung galaxy centra phone.I want to turn it into a hot spot so i can connect my kindle fire too it. I downloaded the app and i got it set up and the kindle fire finds it and says its excellent connection but when i go to connect it goes through a few things but when it gets to "obtaining ip address" it stays on that for a while then i get an error saying it couldnt connect? How can i fix this issue? Thanks
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hi and welcome to AF

where are you from?
what service provider do you use?
does your service plan include tethering?
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i use straight talk, im not really sure how can i find that out?
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straight talk is unlimtied everything so im not sure
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Tethering is explicitly prohibited by Straight Talk. If they find out, they will shut you off and your phone will be a brick.
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So does that mean I can’t use my phone as a hot spot? Anyway to do it without teathering? Thanks guys
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You can't use it as a hotspot. That's exactly what tethering is.
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Tethering is explicitly prohibited by Straight Talk. If they find out, they will shut you off and your phone will be a brick.
Brick? that is a little harsh.
they will blacklist your phone.. and cancel your account ..
blacklist.. just means the ESN will be listed as DO NOT USE!
so your phone can never be used with thier service network.

but the phone itself is still good to use for anything else, just not MOBILE services.

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there are things you can do.. to get your phone to tether your data as a hotspot.
you have to.. but each phone and provider have different solutions. you research it.
try over at xdadevelopers.com

remember.. if the service provider finds out.. they can blacklist you!
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If you want a HotSpot, buy one from NetZero or FreedomPop or Cricket or anyone else who actually sells 4G Hotspots. I don't understand why people want to risk loosing their phone service to share their phone data to their laptops or tablets. You can get 500 megs a month free data from FreedomPop for the price of their hotspot and that's 500 megs free for life at this point. NetZero will give you 200 megs free a month for the first year and you can add up to a GIG of free data to your netzero hotspot by joining NetZero's Facebook DataShare program for free.

Are these free hotspot plans comparable to Straight Talks unlimited data? Not really, but Straight Talks "Unlimited" data isn't truly unlimited either now is it? If you look at your contract they can start throttling at fairly low levels of use if they catch you streaming videos. You're never going to get as much bandwidth and data from a 3G or 4G service plan as you'll get from DSL or Cable. At least, not in our current market.
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You can't use it as a hotspot. That's exactly what tethering is.
Tethering involves a physical line from a smartphone to a computer or other device, exactly speaking. Hot spots are often called tethering, but they are not the same. It is a kind of 'wireless tethering,' but no on says that.

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I don't understand why people want to risk loosing their phone service to share their phone data to their laptops or tablets.
In my work, I need a hot spot to transfer files about once a day, in a single 15 minute session, using less bandwidth than a minute of YouTube music video.

There are 96 separate 15-minute segments in a day, and each 15 minutes is worth less than 2 cents of my prepaid buck, on average.

($45 X 12 months = $540,
divided 365 days = $1.47936 per day,
divided by 24 hours = 6.164 cents per hour,
divided by four 15-minute segments =

1.54 cents per day of my monthly $45 bill.)

So I'm supposed to pay for separate mifi at $30 a month, or hook up with yet another outfit offering a "free" something in exchange for another barrage of overt and covert personalized spamming efforts—

—because I'm not allowed to use one of my 96 day segments to tether my tablet. Those other 95 2-cent segments might get lonely if that one is allowed to tether.

How about some respect for the end user? Why not allow a limited amount of bandwidth to be used for the tethering needs of loyal customers who have legitimate, limited needs for a hot spot? Phones that provide hot spots already have on-off switches in the wifi section. What does it take to add a meter?
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Straight talk actually offers a mobile hotspot device now. Just go here and enter your zip code.

They offer 1GB per month for $15, 2GB for $25, 4GB for $40 and 5GB for $50.
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Straight talk actually offers a mobile hotspot device now. Just go here and enter your zip code.

They offer 1GB per month for $15, 2GB for $25, 4GB for $40 and 5GB for $50.
Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. But for my limited usage, those plans are only practical for Straight Talk stockholders. My 15-minute-per-day needs amount to 46 cents per month of my current $45 per month bill.

Paying an extra $15 per month for 24-hour-per-day hot spot access when I only need about 1/100th of each 24-hour day to do what I need to do is unreasonable, except from the point of view of the extortionist.

Vertical integration of telecommunications businesses has systematically robbed consumers for a few decades now. We have become used to paying a fee to get into the theater, then paying a fee to get into the theater restroom, and then paying yet another fee to get the toilet paper dispenser to work—money that all goes back to the theater owner who lulled us in with a movie reasonable ticket price.

Of course, movie theaters aren't charging for TP paper yet, but with the example of the cell phone business leading the way, that can't be far behind.

And so we have people who look for ways to access 46 cents worth of the web access they are already paying for, rather than spend another $15 per month to access that 46 cents of bandwidth. I don't know what eggs symbolize.

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Sorry I forgot to put a quote since I was actually replying to the original poster. My mistake. As far as your your case I agree 100%
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Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. But for my limited usage, those plans are only practical for Straight Talk stockholders. My 15-minute-per-day needs amount to 46 cents per month of my current $45 per month bill.

Paying an extra $15 per month for 24-hour-per-day hot spot access when I only need about 1/100th of each 24-hour day to do what I need to do is unreasonable, except from the point of view of the extortionist.

Vertical integration of telecommunications businesses has systematically robbed consumers for a few decades now. We have become used to paying a fee to get into the theater, then paying a fee to get into the theater restroom, and then paying yet another fee to get the toilet paper dispenser to work—money that all goes back to the theater owner who lulled us in with a movie reasonable ticket price.

Of course, movie theaters aren't charging for TP paper yet, but with the example of the cell phone business leading the way, that can't be far behind.

And so we have people who look for ways to access 46 cents worth of the web access they are already paying for, rather than spend another $15 per month to access that 46 cents of bandwidth. I don't know what eggs symbolize.

personally I agree with you.

but I could argue that is their network.. you agreed to their rules..
1. cancel and pay fees as needed.
2. add / replace other service as needed
3. find a work around... there are ways.
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Not even going to bother quoting since Ripley's just here to QQ some more. I haven't used my Freedom Pop account at all since signing up but NetZero doesn't "SPAM" you with anything when you use their hotspot so that's a stupid argument against going with someone else for your minimal Wifi needs!

Especially since the first year with NetZero is free and then you can stay on their 200 meg plan for only $2 a month if you get the right operator when you have to convert to a paid plan at the end of your free year! Also, $9 a month isn't bad for their 500 meg plan which is what I went with when my free year was up and I still get 1 Gig a month free from their Facebook DataShare promotional page.

Are there way's to turn your Centura into a Hotspot? Yes. But I'm not going to get banned from these forums to tell you how. It's against forum policy to discuss breaching your StraightTalk contract or any other illegal activity. Period.
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Not even going to bother quoting since Ripley's just here to QQ some more. I haven't used my Freedom Pop account at all since signing up but NetZero doesn't "SPAM" you with anything when you use their hotspot so that's a stupid argument against going with someone else for your minimal Wifi needs!

Especially since the first year with NetZero is free and then you can stay on their 200 meg plan for only $2 a month if you get the right operator when you have to convert to a paid plan at the end of your free year! Also, $9 a month isn't bad for their 500 meg plan which is what I went with when my free year was up and I still get 1 Gig a month free from their Facebook DataShare promotional page.

Are there way's to turn your Centura into a Hotspot? Yes. But I'm not going to get banned from these forums to tell you how. It's against forum policy to discuss breaching your StraightTalk contract or any other illegal activity. Period.
I am having problems with my wifi here at home and was wondering if I could use the mobile hot spot on my cricket phone to help when this becomes a problem? Does cricket do allow this and if so can you tell me how to turn it on, and hook something up to it.? Thank you.
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