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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dahamn, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. dahamn

    dahamn Member
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    Sprint has not blocked the hotspot feature on the evo, it works without buying the plan, i heard we can probably get it for another month or so.
     

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  2. THEFORCE

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    are u using it on 4g...sprint will let u use it for 4g only for a month
     
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  3. tjwoo

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    Adding a "shhhhh" to repost thread discussed numerous times totally makes it secretive :D
     
  4. rdegk15

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    Im sure it works and ur next bill will be 30 bucks higher ha
     
  5. dahamn

    dahamn Member
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    I Know, cool huh, I looked for other threads about it and couldn't find any and yes I'm using the 4G
     
  6. THEFORCE

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    its free for a month on 4g ONLY
     
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  7. rdegk15

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    Very cool. might as well try it out and see if you like it.
     
  8. dahamn

    dahamn Member
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    Dang I thought I found a secret to help everyone out, oh well everyone enjoy, I love just looking at mine.:D
     
  9. rdegk15

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    How bad does this kill the battery life?
     
  10. Tre Lawrence

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    Good question... will probably have to keep that bad boy plugged in during.
     
  11. Dvd

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    So, I just enabled this, and I only have 3g. It works, but I did not add the feature to my account. Does anyone know for a fact why it works without me calling sprint, and if I will be billed?
     
  12. theEcrane

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    Sigh I can't get mine to work and I have the sprint hotspot plan. I tried resetting my phone and still won't go on my evo. :mad::mad::mad:
     
  13. marctronixx

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    i would just ask sprint directly. most of us who wil post here can only speculate. getting in writing from sprint will cover yourself in the end.. id just hit them up in chat. i pay for the service and it has done a great job in 4G. i had a mac, my ltop (PC) and was streaming hulu to the MAC and i was watching a flick on abc...all on 4g...
     
  14. fitforlife

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    I clicked my Sprint Hotspot on and all my computers in my house connected. But they all cannot connect to the internet. Windows says it may be a problem with your Domain Name Server (DNS) configuration. Not sure what this means. Anyone know how I can resolve my internet connection.

    If I get this to work and the speeds are OK I might consider paying the $30 and dumping my cable service.
     
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  15. theEcrane

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    This is what happened to me. I keep getting the error 67 code. My phone is fairly new I guess I'll call sprint cs and see if they can help me.
     
  16. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    This means that your phone is broadcasting as an access point, and the DHCP server on the phone is correctly assigning IP addresses to your computers. But Sprint is the gateway, and it's basically saying: na-uh, you haven't paid for this service, so I'm not going to allow you to distribute internetz.
     
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  17. R1_Rydah

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    I have been using the hotspot since launch day... and have not been charged yet... I don't need the hotspot because I have wireless tether installed... Im only using the hotspot to see if sprint will ever catch on... consider me everyones 4G hotspot crash test dummy
     
  18. marctronixx

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    if you dont need the hot spot why use it? just seeing how long until you are "caught" by daddy? :D

    #justasking
     
  19. R1_Rydah

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    Yup, only using it to get caught... It's my lil $30 experiment... Because I personally believe sprint left it enabled by mistake, and later fixed it with software updates... but I purposely avoided those updates...
     
  20. IFMISM

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    I still have mine, but I hadn't upgraded to 2.2 yet. I had it on my last Eco and the hotspot was blocked, but on 2.1 they don't have a way to block it
     
  21. RichboyJhae

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    Wtf lol? It never worked for me :(.
     
  22. damewolf13

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    It's blocked on mine.
     
  23. melissai_

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    i'm in a 3G area and turned on the hotspot and it works. I do have an employee plan though. Did anyone using 3G, that enabled the hotspot get charged for the month??

    just curious :) i'll probably get sprint on chat after work.

    have a great monday! :)
     
  24. Thefoodman52

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    Grrrrr.... stop gravedigging old threads.
     
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  25. dan330

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    why does it matter if it is new or old???

    if it is on topic to the poster.. then it is all good.
     
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