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  1. SMALBA

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    I want to share my phones internet with my samsung galaxy note 10.1. I tried doing this with the s3 bluetooth and every time I connect the 2 devices my phone disconnects the 3g data. Is there any other way to get my note 10.1 to tether up ?
     

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    What about menu/settings/more settings/mobile hotspot.
    That should enable your Note to connect to your S3:)
     
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    I noticed you aren't in the root section.

    Have you purchased the tethering plan or have it included in your existing plan?
     
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    There is no such option on my sprint s3.
     
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    No I havent purchased that. Do I have to root in order to tether?
     
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    for a stable Wi-Fi tether yes

    That's if your not interested in purchasing the hotspot
     
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    Try the FOX-FI/PDA NET+ combo:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...d_apps#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLmZveGZpIl0.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...t#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5mb3hmaS5hZGRvbiJd


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/..._result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5wZGFuZXQiXQ..

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...ult#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5mb3hmaS5rZXkiXQ..
     
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    Do any of the major carriers allow free tethering down there in the US of A?

    I've never heard of paying extra for tethering up here. Strange.
     
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    Any unlimited data plan charges extra for tethering.


    The ones where you only get X amount of data/month you can use however you please

    You pretty much have to be rooted or pay for it. Non-rooted options may work one minute and be patched in a later update
     
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    It is an add on in the US for tethering. There are a couple of providers that offer tethering free as long as you are not on an unlimited Data plan. Kind of backwards, if you have a 2GB plan you can tether, but if unlimited you have to pay for it.
     
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    Makes perfect sense to me.

    Lets say you're paying for 4GB of data per month. You can use that 4GB of data however you like. Whether that be on your phone or sharing with 3 other people, you get 4GB.


    When you're unlimited, you can easily eat up more data faster by tethering. The carriers charge you extra to be able to do that.
     
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    I went to the Sprint store and asked a worker. He said it is something like $10 a megabyte to tether and he didn't even know I was on an unlimited plan. That was on the Galaxy SIII.
     
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