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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sil94, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Sil94

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    Hello,

    I have a Pantech Pocket (Android 2.3.4). Original carrier was AT&T but I bought it from Amazon already unlocked. I am currently in Indonesia using it with a local SIM card and everything works except I cannot share the phone data with my laptop.

    I get into Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Tethering & portable hotspot with no problem. I tried to turn on the "Portable Wi-Fi Hostspot" option. It goes grey and says "Turning on..." and stays like that for about 5 minuts until it gives up. Never actually turns on. As that didn't work I tried to configure the hotspot on "Portable Wi-Fi hostspot settings" and gave an SSID and password and all that. Saved. No problem. Tried to turn hotspot on again - same result: "Turning on..." for 5 minuts and nothing.

    I tried the other option: connected the phone to the laptop using the USB cable. This enables the "USB tethering" option on the phone. Perfect. So I try to turn it on... more of the same: "Turning on..." message but nothing happens...

    I am a complete novice when it comes to smartphones and, as far as I know, the phone is not rooted because I was afraid I'd mess it up.

    Anyone knows what's going on and how I can make this work?

    PS: btw, lots of people here with the same SIM card and data package I have can use their phones as hotspots so it's not the carrier blocking this service.
     



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