Support help turn on portable wifi hotspot

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by caameronn, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. caameronn

    caameronn New Member
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    Ok , So im trying to turn on my Portable Wifi Hotspot for my android phone. And whenever I click Turn On. A message appears and says "to enable portable hotpot on this phone, go to att.com/mywireless " . So I went there and signed up and everything. Now it says I have to link the account I made ( At&t Account) , to my At&T Wireless Account and enter my Wireless number ... and I dont even know what that is ! So can someone please show me where I can get a Wireless Account and Number ?

     

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  2. droopies

    droopies Well-Known Member
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    If you're on AT&T, it's your account number...I believe they charge extra for using it as a hotspot. If you're on Straight Talk or something else, it won't work. You'll have to root and use a third party hotspot app.
     
  3. Rsccman

    Rsccman Member
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    or howbout plug the phone in to the computer using usb and tyou can tether that way
    IM WITH ATT, its only 2.99 a month to allow hotspot, and you need the 2+gb plan, not the 300mb plan
     
  4. Tico2013

    Tico2013 New Member
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    Hello
    I have the same problem with the wi-fi hotspot

    Any ideas of how to make it work?
     
  5. droopies

    droopies Well-Known Member
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    I am on Straight talk. Make sure your phone is rooted and install Barnacle from the Play store. Works fine for me.
     
  6. thrillho123

    thrillho123 New Member
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    If anyone still wants to know how to use the portable hotspot without paying extra for it this is how I did it.

    First go to the play store and download quickshortcutmaker(there are no spaces between words) and run it.

    Look for a file called settings settings com.android.settings/com.android.settings.tethersettingsNoCheck. Open it and name the shortcut something l like hotspot and hit ok. Run the shortcut you just made and turn the hotspot on.make sure you have a large data plan because it uses allot of data.
     
  7. Georgios

    Georgios New Member
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    Okay! The only way to turn on your hotspot is this.I had the same problem with cricket every time trying to turn the hotspot on getting a massage say attmywirelles after downloading all kind of apps to turn it on and 2 days later nothing I was so mad finally i figured out cricket doesn't support hotspot on Nexus 6 i switched to T-Mobile and now my hotspot it's working. So don't get mad it's nothing wrong with your Nexus 6. That dam cricket don't support Nexus 6 firmware for hotspot don't waste your time there is no other way around it. Just switch carriers or don't use hotspot. But for me i got to have it because i got no internet at home for my laptop.
     

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