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Discussion in 'T-Mobile' started by vandyman, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I am new to T-Mobile using the $30 pre paid method.
    My account says that I have a hot spot limit of 100mb and that I have use 28mb. The thing is that I don't use the hot spot.
    The only thing that I can think of is that my Google voice account maybe eating away at the 100mb.
    I only use the Google voice account on my home phone and have it forwarded to my N5.

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Phone calls, whether coming directly into your phone number or fiorwarded by Google, are 2G - voice - not data. If you're using some non-standard software for data, they may count that as hotspot usage, since the only way they can tell that you're using the hotspot is that the software using your data isn't phone software. (IOW, if your browser is set to claim that it's IE, it's probably a computer connected to your phone. Even if it's siome phone browser that can be set to do that.)

    Talk to the billing department. If you get nowhere, ask to be transferred to the tech department.
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  3. jjohn7293

    jjohn7293 Android Enthusiast

    Hey I just signed on with T-Mobile, but I noticed that the tether is a pain. Is there a workaround to get more than 2.5 GB in tethering?
  4. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I wonder if some how by me transferring files between my N5 and PC could be doing it.
    I have to investigate some more and also call the billing department.
  5. akmsr

    akmsr Android Enthusiast

    it is possible but more involved. depending on the device and operating system. minimum requirement seems to be root and user agent switcher in browser.
  6. jjfad

    jjfad Member

    Same here, my account info days I have used 6.8MB of 100MB, but I have never actually used my phone as a hotspot. Strange...
  7. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    I get a small amount of tethered use listed on my account as well. I don't really intend to actually use my oh-so-generous 100MB tethering allotment though, so worrying about it seems like too much effort.
  8. chong67

    chong67 Android Expert

    Do a search. Here is one: http://androidforums.com/t-mobile/781861-undetected-tethering-t-mobile.html

    Check this out: android-wifi-tether - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Google Project Hosting

    You need your phone to be root. If you are on 4.3 of Android n above, you are SOL.

    Try this and let us know: http://www.technibility.com/how-to-tether-your-android-on-t-mobile-without-a-tether-plan/

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