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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drizzl, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. drizzl

    drizzl Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Anyone know if Sprint is going to charge a fee (on top of the totally-not-for-4G $10 fee) for using the epic as a hotspot?

  2. laredo7mm

    laredo7mm Android Enthusiast

  3. rckozma

    rckozma Member

    I was about to say they do for the Evo why wouldn't they for the Epic.
  4. jen8112

    jen8112 Android Enthusiast

    That is ridiculous!!!!!!!
  5. SebastianX

    SebastianX Android Enthusiast

    Umm... 29.99 is the standard rate on the hotspot feature. You can get this for free though if you root and install wifi tether.
  6. MissJennell

    MissJennell Android Enthusiast

    Do it for free. Just dl one of the apps from the market. Or root it and then use one of the other apps from the market.
  7. michowski

    michowski Newbie

    I can use my moment as a hotspot. Just requires root and wireless tether. Dont know why you would pay 30 dollars to have sprint enable it when you can easily do it for free.
  8. belushi

    belushi Newbie

    Can you USB tether without any additional charges and/or software? Or, do you need to use something like PDANet and if so, do you need to root in order to install PDANet?
  9. fishtaco254

    fishtaco254 Newbie

    Is this hotspot fee per phone or per plan? How difficult is it to root for this?
  10. So what apps from the Android Market can I download that will allow me to turn my Epic 4g into a wireless hotspot without having to root my phone or pay Sprint another $30/month?
  11. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    You cannot use wireless tether without either paying Sprint for their hotspot feature or rooting. You can tether your device however without rooting. Download either PdaNet or EasyTether and follow the setup instructions.
  12. Stoney62

    Stoney62 Android Enthusiast

    Do you have a laptop without WIFI? That would be the only reason for using USB tethering.
  13. Stoney62

    Stoney62 Android Enthusiast

    Or AZLink.
  14. belushi

    belushi Newbie

    Good question actually, I assume if USB tethered, your phone is not using battery. This is why I would just as soon use USB tethering (e.g. working on computer for long periods of time).

Samsung Epic 4G Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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