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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ninerfaithful49, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. ninerfaithful49

    Thread Starter

    Got this phone in July and not rooted. I upgraded to the $60 plan and was using a free tethering widget for my mobile hotspot worked fine until I tried to use it today on my other disconnected lg connect phone. Mobile hotspot still turns on my lg f6 but my disconnected lg connect phone says wifi error "no account for ninerfaithful" (my account name) I am still able to recieve and send messages on the KIK app which is weird because nothing else works but that app. I click on metroweb and it takes me to a tmobile link page saying it requires metropcs hotspot feature. Any ideas on whats going on?! Please help!
     



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  2. FireBean

    FireBean Member

    The 60 plan doesn't "allow" tethering... but if you root you can still tether.
     
  3. ninerfaithful49

    Thread Starter

    I have been on the $60 plan for about a month. Tethering was working fine until yesterday. Now it says no account and takes me to a hotspot tmobile place on my disconnected phone. Will I have to root?
     
  4. logicslayer

    logicslayer Lurker

    I had it working for months now. They must have just changed something. I went ahead and flashed a new ROM and stopped bothering with stock.
     
  5. zenusr

    zenusr Lurker

    I ran into the same problem. Even switching the user agent was no longer working, every time I would just hit the"sign up for tethering " page. I ended up just going ahead and paying for the hotspot service. I figure the gig is up and no more free tethering. (Doesn't the free tethering on custom Roms not use LTE?)

    Now that I have the service most webpages are not loading on any of my devices. Such as bing works fine but Google does not. Reddit loads and all content but Facebook doesn't, etc...

    I'm wondering how much of this is due to the recent hotspot change. I called and they said they're getting calls over and over about hotspot issues and they're fixing it now. We'll see...
     
  6. JMBishop

    JMBishop Member

    I'm now rooted and tethering is as described by the OP, it's been working up until yesterday. Hopefully it's temporary or I'll have to go back to the evil cable company for home internet that limits me to 250 gig a month.
     
  7. ninerfaithful49

    Thread Starter

    Doesnt the hotspot only give you 2.5gb to tether? Are they having trouble with all hotspots or just the "free" hotspots?
     
  8. fastordiy

    fastordiy Member

    So does tether work for paying customers ? Any info at this point is greatly appreciated...
     
  9. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

  10. jaymzway

    jaymzway Android Enthusiast

    On boost mobile gives u 6gig data at 60 a month slows down after 15 days then
    Once u reach 6gig ur plan suffers for over a month big time I mean near to a crawl pushing a wopping 0.01 -0.10 on download. Careful not to go over on ur plans.
     
  11. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    I don't really care much for boost mobile. The $60 plan is unlimited 4G lte for metro pcs, so I don't have to worry about going over on data.
     
  12. JMBishop

    JMBishop Member

    This won't help everyone but I am able to tether using the foxfi's bluetooth tether and my wife mac. It has been disconnecting randomly after just a minutes or two.:(
     
  13. Mattswad

    Mattswad Member

    No wifi tethering for me either anymore as of today. Been using foxfi with key on the phone and firefox with googlebot user agent on the pc with no problems. Now nothing.

    I know you ****$ in corporate read these boards too and I wish the worst to you. I just wasted $70 on a new phone that I will NOT be paying another month on.
     
  14. ninerfaithful49

    Thread Starter

    I visited metropcs.com and it says their page is down because they are making a few changes?? Could that also be a reason to why we are no longer being able to tether?
     
  15. JMBishop

    JMBishop Member

    Most likely the updates are what is blocking it and we will have to find another work around if it's possible at all. I doubt it will go back to the way it was after this.
    The good news is after playing with the setting on the mac I sucessfully watched a few things on Netflix without interruption.
     
  16. I've been using tethering since June. Before they didn't let you get it on the $60 plan. They changed that to 2.5 gigs. I noticed once you used this up, you could still use it on PC if you put HTTPS:// instead of HTTP. This allowed for basic social networking, although it didn't work on some websites. It also worked on game systems too. Although once you used it, you couldn't download or update anything. You could still play regularly tho. Then all of a sudden it stopped working. I thought it was my fault cause I recently changed the user agent on my laptop to get to HTTP sites. But I guess everyone is having this problem. Doesn't work on my 360 either. So I hope this gives anyone any info. :/
     
  17. jaymzway

    jaymzway Android Enthusiast


    I agree with you about the boost mobile but for my area other carriers have been known to be worst. :0)
     
  18. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    You're wrong. I've been with metro since 2007 and have had their unlimited 4G plan since when they first got it and I have never been capped. I've gone well over 60gb+ in a month downloading torrents, streaming netflix, and streaming my music from the cloud.
     
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  19. jaymzway

    jaymzway Android Enthusiast

    I was never busting ur chops remember u can't hear peoples intentions through txt, next but least if I misread or misunderstood something along the way we can blame it on my accident that had resulted in splitting my not prescription ->lenses "my natural born lenses on my left eye causing triple effect over the words".. more less I was being short with conversation not rude. Sorry if I came off that way.
     
  20. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    That link is referring to an alloted 4G plan ($40 & $50) so of course you'll get capped after your alloted data. This discussion has been about the unlimited $60 plan which doesn't have a 4G capp.

    Bottom line is I've never been capped consuming 60gb+ in a month. That's the whole point of paying for unlimited 4G so that you can do all the streaming, downloading, and surfing you want at 4G speeds without worrying about being capped.
     
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  21. jaymzway

    jaymzway Android Enthusiast

    if you could kindly provide me the correct information cause now im interested in making the switch
    cause im sick of the data caps I mean I clearly understand the purpose over the data caps but I feel if you are truely paying for unlimited! Then you should have exactly what it says maybe the term I was missing was true unlimited speeds with unlimited data...
    again thank you good sir!
     
  22. jaymzway

    jaymzway Android Enthusiast

    I will always choose to respect developers over the hard work they provide.:)

    Means I can't choose to thank myself and or choosing like on this last post

    Jaymzway likes this as well.. cheers Bro
     
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  23. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    Cool man it's all good. ;)

    You can buy the phone, sim, plan, and addons on the metropcs website or you can use your own phone from another carrier as long as it's GSM. Metro has 2 types of 4G; 4G LTE and their regular 4G. When you choose your phone make sure it's 4G lte for metro's fastest data. It's almost like being with T-mobile since they own Metro.

    Oh I forgot you can also activate the phone yourself to avoid the activation fee.
     
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  24. jaymzway

    jaymzway Android Enthusiast

    I have cdma r they just gsm????
     
  25. GameTheory

    GameTheory Android Expert

    They were CDMA, but they have switched to GSM. Their cdma network is still up to give people enough time to upgrade to a gsm phone. Their cdma network will be shutdown next year.

    Metro Wiki
     
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