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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by siggy1964, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. siggy1964

    siggy1964 Well-Known Member
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    I did a search on this and didn't find what I needed. I want to use my phone to run my tablet to watch netflix movies when I don't have wi fi access withuot using my hotspot because it uses so much data. Is there a way to do this without rooting my phone?
     

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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique
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    Really isn't possible. Data is data and whether you're using it on your phone or while tethering, it's still being consumed.
     
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  3. jgriner

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    When you make your phone a hot spot it becomes wifi hotspot it doesn't use any data just to turn it on, but it uses data when you surf the web or watch Netflix. And yes I can imagine netflix it is a hog. I don't use netflix service, but if they have a offline option that would be helpful you could download your movies at home then watch them on the road.
     
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  4. Muqtar

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    I bluetooth my tablet into my phone and browse the web with it, and have yet to be charged for it being a hotspot.

    I wouldn't try watching movies on the connection though.
     

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