Update gave me free Wifi Hotspot?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aarrowgant, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. aarrowgant

    aarrowgant Member
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    So after my upgrade I now see the app and am able to start it and select my encryption. I have not hit the commit button because I worry that by doing so it will indicate to Sprint I want to pay the $30/mo...

    Is this just me or are others out there that did not get it that have upgraded and now can kick it off?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. ScorpDX

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    Mine has always been able to go that far. I, like you, have never went past the encryption screen fearing the $30 on my bill!
     
  3. Mikesnap

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    im scared to even touch it cause i don't want to get charged $30 / month
     
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  4. dylan88

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    it has been free. they made it free for the first month
     
  5. gear.h34d.2012

    gear.h34d.2012 Well-Known Member
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    Wait, really?
     
  6. flukeSG2

    flukeSG2 Well-Known Member
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    Mine didn't and doesn't work. I wasn't afraid to try it out as soon as I got it. However since it didn't work and I don't feel like paying for it anyways, I rooted the phone and have it free now anyways.
     
  7. PuRock

    PuRock Well-Known Member
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    I just tried and got the error "Data Call Failure" Registration Failure.

    So isn't free on mine. Neither before or after the upgrade.
     
  8. bossxii

    bossxii Well-Known Member
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    On 3G it doesn't work "free", however as I understand it from talking to a few Sprint techs, their is a loop hole they will close sometime in July that has allowed the Hotspot to work in 4G areas. Unintended or not, a "free" trail may get some people hooked on the speed and connivence of it. Who knows....
     
  9. baizej

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    Before the update the Sprint Hotspot would work for me, but only on 4G. It was a glitch in Sprint's system that the Hotspot app worked for free on 4G, but not 3G. Sprint knew about it and said to enjoy it until they got it fixed. I think the update fixed it since it will open, but not turn on with 4G or 3G.
     
  10. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member
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    I would upgrade and pay the $30/mo if Sprint would extend the 4g in my area up about 4 miles.

    My home WIFI is so weak I can USB tether on 3g and get faster speeds than my DSL. Pathetic.
     
  11. muncher

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    that's a great reason to cancel your dsl, root your evo, and tether away
     
  12. sitlet

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    The hotspot has always been there for me. If you go through the setup, all it does is give you an error. You wont be charged.
     
  13. terekkincaid

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    Just tried it out here in Austin. On 3G, I get a password error when I try to turn on the hotspot. On 4G, everything starts up just fine. I guess I'll have to wait to get home to see if my laptop can actually connect and get a signal, but it looks like it's working fine. I think they don't have the access controls set up on the 4G network yet, so it's a Sprint-side thing, not a phone-side thing. I updated to the latest patch and can do it. Too bad the places I travel to and might actually need to use a mobile wi-fi spot don't have 4G. Guess I have to wait for another root (yeah, I updated without remember I was Unrevoked. At least I didn't brick :p)
     
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