My "Internet Sharing" tethering dilemma... found work around finally...


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  1. zamardii12

    zamardii12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, i'm here at work and have been trying for the last hour to get my phone to work as a modem. I got the same error message over and over again after connecting it to my computer "Error Code 67, your PCS Vision username and password may be incorrect... blah blah." I installed HTC Sync, and it still doesn't work. So, assuming to myself that tethering for just one computer would be free, I call up Sprint tech support to find out what the problem is. First person didn't know what I was talking about so I was transferred to a really nice lady who helped me reprogram the phone but that didn't work so she sent me to another woman from tech support who had me go into System Updates and select Update Profile. I did that twice while talking to her and nothing fixed the problem... I kept getting error 67.

    So then, I get transferred to "Advanced" tech support and I talk to a really cool guy who goes out of his way to find a loop hole, but no success. So, he explains to me that after looking at it that they don't offer the "phone as modem" option anymore to my account type, and even then it would be $15 a month to just tether one phone. He said he could add the wifi hotspot option but I told him I don't want to pay $30/month for something I only use on Saturdays and when I travel. So after a hour on the phone, I got nowhere... but then I went onto the App Store and found Easy Tether-Lite and after 5 minutes I am sitting here writing this thread. (The full version said it supports https but idk what that means and I can surf the web now).

    I only have one concern now though... I'm really happy this works but i'm scared now because this App was too easy to setup. I feel like I may be charged up the ass by Sprint somehow by finding this loophole or I may get penalized. My family and I are on the Everything Data where all data is unlimited so I don't think I should have a problem but after paying $30 extra a month for data with AT&T and finding this work around i'm getting paranoid that i'm going to get a bill at the end of the month charging me for tethering. So I guess i'll see what happens, but i'm glad for now.

    P.S. This phone is quite. Not too happy with the battery life, but it's good enough. Anyone know of a good app to use to see the exact percentage left for the battery?

    Thanks!
     

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    septro Well-Known Member

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    Battery Indicator Pro - costs 1buck
     
  3. taiguy

    taiguy Well-Known Member

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    https is the prefix for secure websites. you will not be able to access your online banking or most other websites that contain sensitive data (google apps by default now (?) uses HTTPS instead of regular HTTP).

    You will not be hit by sprint for extra charges. Been tethering with my Pre + MyTether for the last year and it's been great. Trying to figure out a wifi solution for the Evo.
     
  4. zamardii12

    zamardii12 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The wifi hotspot functionality will be in Android 2.2 so we just have to wait. I don't think it'll be too long of a wait.
     

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