General Unlimited HotSpot using Quick Settings App?

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  1. MJBarnes

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    There has been some talk regarding the Optimus V not being able to be used as a Hotspot.

    I use Quick Settings (Market) on my ATT Galaxy Tab and it works great enabling the Hotspot, although only 2G a month max for the $25.

    If Quick Settings is used with the Optimus V, does this mean that we would be able to use the 'V' as an unlimited Hotspot for only $25 a month?

    Anyone doing this?

    Also, anyone able to locate one of these in the Milwaukee area? Every Radio Shack has not received their stock and Targets are clueless.
     

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  2. TVCCS

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    Yes, Quick Settings and HotSpot Widget can enable that function on the V...plenty of people have reported success. Radio Shacks in Ohio began recieving shipments today...call Target with the DPCI number 080-02-0724...many stores have 1-2 in the back.
     
  3. tuukka87

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    I called all my radio shack and targets yesterday and they said they didn't have any. Went into radio shack today and they had received two. The manager said most of the phones were shipped late and that each store got two for the first shipment.
     
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    Nice video...from what I've read...the limit is five.
     
  6. xbrokdikdogx

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    I think Sprint's app limits you to 5 connections, but if I remember correctly, the built-in froyo tethering allows 8 connections. I am using the widget and yes it works fine.

    As for radio shack, if I were you I wouldn't call I would visit them. I have a feeling the reason both Target and Radio Shack are keeping the Optimus V in the back is that they really want people to come into the store for the V, and to walk out with the more expensive Intercept. It seems like nobody is putting them on the shelves.
     
  7. Rezin

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    I downloaded Quicksettings on my V, but the Hotspot area of that menu was not showing up. it is under "hidden settings" in the menu, for those who may not be able to find it.
     
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  8. asadullah

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    I use tethering widget myself. I long press the home screen and a widget comes up and you configure it like in the video. I believe its the same way on the quick settings. It's cool.
     
  9. javacat

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    Thank you for the information. I've been trying to get mine to "hotspot", but even with the Quick settings it's not showing a place for the hotspot. Can't even find it in hidden settings. Possible my phone is blocked??
    Javacat
     
  10. javacat

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    Thanks for the information, I've been trying to get mine to 'Hotspot", but no info shows on the screen. Or in the hidden settings. Just don't know what the problem is.
    Now Sunday, the 6th. Still no luck in getting the hotspot to show on my Optimus V.
    Any other tips?? I've downloaded quick settings and hotspot widget. This is my 1st Android and I like the phone, but really bought it for the hotspot abilities.
    Thanks.
     
  11. tuukka87

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    thanks for the video,works great
     
  12. NOMster

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    check the thread in my sig
     
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  13. Left_coaster

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    Thanks for the info.. im really new at this took me a while to find the hiddne menu but did.. I will try it all out when i get home from work with my laptop lol..
     
  14. DBNissan

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    Open QuickSettings, press the bottom left button on the phone, click on Customize, scroll down till you see Wi-Fi hotspot, press and hold the gray icon on the right until it "floats". Then you can slide it up to where you want it.
     
  15. maylea

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    Not to be a stick in the mud, but the terms of service does prohibit tethering. So, VM could cut you off if they saw you using a lot of data. This may also lead VM to one day have actual stated limits just like all the other carriers nowadays:( if they see a spike in data. Just FYI. Not trying to cause a flood of posts saying I am an idiot or something, just letting you know what the terms state. Just be careful so they don't cut you off. So, again, there is no such thing as unlimited anymore. One guy in another forum did get cut off for using 5gb of data.
     
  16. TVCCS

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    Feel free to post the link with the 5GB cutoff, I'd like to see it.

    The only thing I've seen that's reliable to this point is a guy at Howard that specifically tried to hit the ceiling a week after the V came out, and found he was throttled down to 256k after 10GB. The VM rep told him that when he called to ask, and he was able to get his service reset. It's quite possible to hit 10GB if you do a lot of large file downloads, or stream video or music all day and night without ever tethering.
     
  17. adam97202

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    Wow, I knew Quick Settings was a cool little program, but I didn't know it could do this.

    By the way, did you know you can set it up so that Quick Settings comes up when you hold down the "search" hardware button?
     
  18. DCBlueStar

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    What's the difference between doing this and just using Easy Tether?

    I mean... is there any pros/cons to either?
     
  19. Timm129

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    Well said Maylea .. Lets not ruin "unlimited" data .....
     
  20. TVCCS

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    The full version of Easy Tether, which allows secure sites like banking and eBay, costs $9.95...the free version gives access to all non-secure sites. Using the WiFi HotSpot via Quick Settings does not have a charge, and does not require a cable to work.

    One other thing about Easy Tether...it's inherently secure in terms of the connection, and does not require a password and server configuration to secure, as does using the HotSpot feature.
     
  21. DCBlueStar

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    Just wondering if either is worse in terms of sucking resources, and also if either is going to draw so much attention to itself that VM would notice?
     
  22. TVCCS

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    Again, to this point the only action VM is taking is if you manage to hit 10GB, at which point they throttle data speeds. Using wired or wireless tether doesn't matter as far as possible consumption...other than the fact it's easier to network more computers wirelessly...but the same thing can be done with a wired tether and Internet Connection Sharing in Windows.
     
  23. ERosado3

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    I have the LG Optimus S with Sprint. Whenever I try to enable my HotSpot with quick settings it says "Network Unavailable". How do I fix this?
     
  24. koopakid08

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    Sprint blocked it using an OTA update because people were abusing it.
     
  25. DBNissan

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    You will either have to pay for the hotspot fee or drop them and switch to Virgin Mobile :D
     
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