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hot spot tethering is soooo slow...so is internet on s3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by photoray, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. photoray

    photoray Lurker
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    just bought 2 s3's...tethering is so slow, and so is internet I mean slow....bell had me do speed test.... .1bps

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    1bit per second???? Lol. Was it that bad on your last phone?
    If not, id be asking for a replacement :thumbup:
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  3. MrSimmonsSr

    MrSimmonsSr Newbie

    Something must be wrong with your device.. Before the 4.3 update, back when tethering still worked for me, I would typically get 15 Mbps or more, down and up, if I had 4 or 5 bars of 4G LTE signal..

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  4. javamann

    javamann Android Enthusiast

    Does that mean I won't be able to tether once VZ updates my phone? That would be too bad because I need it; of course I could always go back to PDAnet!

  5. MrSimmonsSr

    MrSimmonsSr Newbie

    I have PDANet as well and the only option that works on my AT&T S3, now that it has been upgraded to 4.3, is the Bluetooth option which, sadly, seems to top out at around 1Mbps.. Hardly ideal.. I'd make sure others report success before upgrading if tethering is important to you. I made that mistake and have regretted it ever since. Having Knox added to 4.3 makes downgrading a risky proposition as well. I've seen multiple reports of hard bricks when trying to flash back to 4.2.2..

    Damn carriers..

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  6. javamann

    javamann Android Enthusiast

    well, that settles it! If VZ fools around with the tethering, I will just go ahead and root the phone; something I've been thinking about but avoiding because it seems one needs to know more about playing with the phone than I want to know.

  7. -Mike-

    -Mike- Android Enthusiast

    Nowadays, rooting is as easy as setting up your phone upon receiving it. I root my devices to be able to tether and I can have full control of my device, not the carrier.
  8. MrSimmonsSr

    MrSimmonsSr Newbie

    Agreed, but not all of us have the option, sadly.. Mobile Iron is required at my place of employment..

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  9. MrSimmonsSr

    MrSimmonsSr Newbie

    For anyone wanting to get free wifi tethering back on their S3 after the 4.3 update, I can confirm that is mod works. Better yet, I can confirm that you can root, apply this mod, unroot, and still use Mobile Iron for work email, etc..


    Thoughts some might find this info handy.. You can see my trials and tribulations getting this setup, but now I have full, native hotspot support with no need for FoxFi!

    Hope this is helpful!


    Sent from my Sero 7 Pro using Tapatalk 4
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  10. javamann

    javamann Android Enthusiast

    Thx for the info Mr Sr, it'll come in handy if and when I update; but I have no intension of doing so now or the near future.


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