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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by matthias71, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. matthias71

    matthias71 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    Got myself an Motorola Moto G September 2014 with android 4.4.2 by Cricket(kind of AT&T) in USA and the phone does not have the option tethering or mobile hotspot that is need so i can share data with my Samsung tablet.

    How do i enable hat feature since i watched and found out that in the UK they have that option and in some cellphone providers in USA(verizon i think does have that) but cricket does not and i have unlimited DATA plan on my phone.

    Help is appreciated.

    Thank you
     



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  2. matthias71

    matthias71 Lurker
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    Tried the second one and as well and got the same error message as with airdroid saying something like unable to connect to AT&T server or signal week try again later ...

    Like to enable the tethering feature instead since the apps relies on this feature to
    work to start with.
     
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    In the US, that feature is usually disabled on the phone's firmware itself by the carrier because they want you to pay for that feature to use it. In other countries, well they don't. Although I hear it's supposed to be the same case in UK.
     
  4. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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  5. hitesh123

    hitesh123 Android Enthusiast

    Try WiFi router pro it works on moto g, also all custom ROM got this feature , (if you like custom ROM .)
     
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  6. spicaalex

    spicaalex Member

    my 2 cents:
    WiFi Tether Router
    maybe try this setting for ur carrier, too?
     
  7. K Rize

    K Rize Android Enthusiast

    I have a Moto G, and it has the option in settings/more (Wireless & Networks) your device must be rooted to edit your build.prop
    Add this line to your's or find and edit this line

    ###For WiFi tether###
    ro.mot.tether_dun_required=0

    No need for any 3rd party app to use it!

    You will need to do this with most custom Roms also, since it is broken and needs to be activated by editing the build.prop

    works for stock 4.4.2, 4.4.4, CM11, Paranoid Android, Dirty Unicorns, Pacrom and the list goes on

    Hope that helps you out
     
  8. johnojay43

    johnojay43 Lurker

    I did the exact same thing as you and promptly went back to metropcs cricket is terribly, no hotspot servicr at all in my part of the country (i live in michigan, plus they wouldnt even honor my mail in rebate, the moto g is ok but its not better but i gave it to my son since it doesnt have what i need. Back to my lg motion. And a tip to all user of the mobile hotspot if your phone is 4g with a hotspot feature built in. Im not sure about contract phones, but.i do know providers like metropcs and boost have the mobile hotspot for $10 extra a month and wont allow you to have unlimited data. What i just did was called Metropcs and had them remove the hotspot from my plan completely and put unlimited data on plan, and guess what? Hotspot still works for free on all my phones my wifes, my brother, my kids all have done this and gotten the same result, so that hotspot on a plan is a big rip off when you get it anyway at least on 4g phone i know!
     
  9. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Nope, I can tether to my hearts content using my Note 3 as a wifi hotspot. So long as I don't go over my data limit of 12gig a month.

    A few years ago the was a large "debate" between the networks (carriers) and OFCOM (The government's communication watchdog and enforcer) OFCOM ruled that data was data however it was used. It was the end of unlimited data however, which caused a lot of arguments in itself, as at the time most of the networks offered unlimited data. They continued to offer unlimited data, except it wasn't, it was unlimited, but had a "fair usage" clause and OFCOM ruled on that too. So the word "unlimited" was not used or had its definition changed to "unlimited" but up to X amount of data (varied by network). Now after much arguing unlimited data does not exist to new customers and I doubt very much any UK network actually uses the word in relation to mobile data. The amount of data you can have is contract dependent. You can can however use it as you see fit.

    Nowadays in the UK, as a rule of thumb you can tether up to your data amount per month limit. Some networks will text you saying you "can't do that" if their equipment detects your tethering (I have no idea how that works), but basically it is bluff. They may throttle your speed, they may complain bitterly, but data however used is data in the UK.
     
  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好


    They can actually with deep packet inspections, enough to determine what browser and operating system you might be using, e.g. my own, "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0", which is Firefox with Mac OS X on a Macbook, which is obviously not a phone. In fact a carrier's tethering block can be tripped by going into "request desktop site" with a phone's browser, because that changes the browser's User Agent String, to pretend it's a desktop system. And we have had posts about that with unlimited phone only data plans, e.g. 3 UK.

    Thing is, if you do have a set data limit or fair usage quota, that's not unlimited.
    "Unlimited *" asterisk...read the small print.

    When you do hit the maximum, they might cut your data completely, bill you for overages, or throttle you to dial-up speeds. If you paid for say 10GB of data, even if it's advertised as "unlimited", they shouldn't really care how you use that 10GB. But then some carriers might want to charge you more for using 10GB of data with a PC, than with a phone.
     
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  11. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Thanks for the explanation mikedt.

    According to my network (carrier) Vodafone UK I can use my 12gig how I like. Once I go over it they'll send me a text telling me and I will have to pay a staggering 50p (around 80c US) per 100meg until my allowance renews the next month. No torrents for me over mobile data !
     
  12. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

    I use 3 and quickly discovered that the default "phone only" APN does cause tethering difficulties even when the tethered device is an Android tablet. I have no idea how they detect it when it's the same OS and user agent on both devices.

    However there is an alternative APN used for "mobile broadband" dongles that works fine with phones too, so that's what I use when away from home and want a big(ger) screen for general internet use.
     
  13. rishisuri

    rishisuri Lurker

    I HAVE MOTO G XT1031, WHICH I AM USING ON RELIANCE INDIA NETWORK, I UPGRADED IT TO ANDROID 5.1 USING OTA, BUT AFTER THE OTA THE TETHERING OPTIO FROM THE SETTINGS IS MISSING , HOW CAN I GET IT BACK.
     
  14. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Revert to the previous firmware, at a guess. Or root and install a custom ROM. It's quite possible that Reliance have chosen to disable the tethering option on current firmware.
     
  15. rishisuri

    rishisuri Lurker

    IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIANCE COZ I UPDATED OVER OTA AND RECEIVED THE BOOST FIRMWARE.
    ALSO I THINK OTHER USERS IN INDIA ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM.
    I THINK THE FEATURE GETS INSTALLED ONLY WHEN ACTIVATED IN BOOST NETWORK, SO THERE MUST BE AN APK IN THE SYSTEM NEED TO KNOW WHICH APK SO THAT I CAN INSTALL IT.
     
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