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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chrisbog94, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. chrisbog94

    chrisbog94 Newbie
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    How does VM's tethering app ($15/mo) compare to root tethering apps? I'm currently using WiFi Tether which comes with most custom roms. If there is a speed/reliability increase I might just spend the extra money for it. Just for the record I barely hit 1.5gig a month on data. So no worries there.
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    When I first got my phone, I paid for the service for the first month and then used Wifi Tether the second. Personally, I didn't see much of a difference. Of course, I didn't run any speed tests or anything to confirm but seemed the same. If anybody has tested with actual speed results, feel free to let us know
     
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    Most 3rd party Tether apps like Barnacle WiFi support enterprise networks. Meaning you can now (With 3rd party app) bridge VIA Wifi the IP4&IP6 etc. over a wired or wireless network. I.E. you can turn you phone into a broadband router. Speed will be approximately the same in my experience, possibly a higher ping on 3rd party's. What it comes down to; do you want stock (with 2-3 options) or 3rd party which gives you a multitude of options.
     
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    even though i doubt they have our phone anymore for sale it was also one of the perks to this phone without root or anything needed it came with hotspot abilities
     
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