Support Mobile hotspot question.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cannon11, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. cannon11

    cannon11 Well-Known Member
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    So I red that you can use this phone as a mobile hotspot for free if you buy unlocked. Let me know if that is not true, but anyway, Do you need a data plan to use it as a hotspot, or how does that work?
    Like If I just had at talk and text plan, would it still work as a hotspot? I could just turn on the hotspot and use the wifi for my laptop?

    I'm kind of a noob regarding this kind of stuff, so let me know.
    thanks
     

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  2. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member
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    The data has to come from somewhere, so if you use the phone as a hotspot, then it's providing data via WiFi to your laptop. So no, you can't use it without a data plan. If you have just a talk & text plan, then make sure you disable 'mobile data' to block the 3G data connections.
     
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