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  1. lunkerlander

    lunkerlander New Member
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    I have a lg thrive i rooted it with gingerbreak then downloaded wifi tether and couldnt get it to connect to my 2011 compaq windowns 7 home premuim laptop or my 4th gen jailbroken ipod touch then i downloaded pdaNet and it still wont connect to the internet???? Whats the problem is it my computer phone ipod do i need a data plan even though it is rooted?????? please help!!
    Ive done some more reading and does it something do do with a new kenrel thing??
     

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  2. lunkerlander

    lunkerlander New Member
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    im also having trouble using si mi clock pro
    please help
     
  3. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member
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    Yes, you need a data plan on your phone, otherwise where would your Internet connection be coming from? If your phone is rooted you just do not have to pay for a "tethering" plan to tether.
     
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    lunkerlander New Member
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    and i guess tethering will eat up your download limits too?
     
  5. greg4android

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    you DO know that 500MB is the highest plan you can get on this phone for $25.00, right?

    500MB would be eat up rather quickly if you were tethering/hotspotting . . . .

     
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    Yes, tethering would use your plan's data. I'm not sure how you are charged for upload and download data because I have always had unlimited data plans.
     
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    There are no unlimited plans on AT&T's PREPAID Smartphones.

    10mb $5
    100MB $15
    500MB $25

     
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    Wow, those are some pretty bad plans. :(

    Ever thought about switching to a different prepay option or a post pay account?
     
  9. greg4android

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    I don't really use data, so I just rely on Wifi when the phone needs to sync or update.

    I had tried Virgin Mobile (unlimited data) but they raised their rates and throttle data over 2.5GB now.

    I refuse to be in an $80 contract any longer with any carrier (unlimited plans seem to be a thing of the past unless you had it in the past).

     
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