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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaybo1973, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys

    I have heard it is possible to use a phone 3g signal to use the internet on the WiFi only nexus. Anyone know how?

    Many thanks
     

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  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member
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    I used Fox-Fi on my phone and PdaNet Tablet on my Nexus 7 via bluetooth, and it worked perfectly. Did a whole chat session with comcast to schedule a cable repair when my cable wasn't working and I couldn't use Wi-Fi.
     
  3. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
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    Am I right in assuming that you need a 3G contract for that ??
     
  4. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member
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    Yes, 3G contract (many prepaid month to month plans), or a phone that tethers. I have an Optimus-V on Virgin Mobile that tethers fine. Not really "allowed" per VM contract, but works. I never use it though, I am almost always on wifi.

    info about Apple, but applicable: Which iPad 3G Data Plan Should You Buy?
     
  5. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, that kills it for me. No phone, no contract either.
     
  6. metalbiker

    metalbiker Well-Known Member
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    i just use my Gnex that is rooted and romed to use hotspot and connect to internet that way when not in wifi
     
  7. EVU

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    another +1 for Foxfi on the cell + PDAnet on the N7.
    Great story btw!
     

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