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Verizon WiFi Hotspot.. No Charge?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by desertrace21, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. desertrace21

    desertrace21 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I have 3 friends who get WiFi hotspot at no charge! One has an identical phone on an identical plan. I read that the FCC required them to provide it at no charge, however, my unlimited plan is excluded by the FCC ruling.. Just curious as to whether anybody knows what makes some people able to use it at no charge and others need to subscribe. We are all on unlimited plans. I am not interested in rooting and running a 3rd party app.
     



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  2. nightelvesreasy

    nightelvesreasy Well-Known Member

    as far as I know, the only way to bypass being charged, and still use VZW wifi hotspot is to root, I personally don't use the wifi hotspot, I USB tether using EasyTether Pro, and I'm still on unlimited data
     
  3. festerw

    festerw Member

    There is no way to do it for free with unlimited data without a third party app or rooting that I've seen.
     
  4. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    Just use foxfi. No root required. Not sure why you want to use verizon hot spot. I find its slower anyway.
     
  5. desertrace21

    desertrace21 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    FoxFi does the same thing. Checks for subscription and asks if I would like to pay $29.99 per month.
     
  6. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    It would be helpful if you mention what version of android you are on.
     
  7. desertrace21

    desertrace21 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Jelly Bean.. It was more of a generic Verizon Question...
     
  8. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    No, really its not, because foxfi and other tethering apps worked fine up until jellybean. Android version is always important when trying to answer someone's question.

    There's nothing you can do now, root and then use the sql hack would work. But you can't root jellybean yet

    Hopefully foxfi will update soon and fix the issues
     
  9. desertrace21

    desertrace21 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Actually it was. When I was on. 211 ICS, and it did the same thing. The question wasn't "why doesn't FoxFi work?" you suggested FoxFi so I explained that it does the same thing. Which it has since I was on ICS.
     
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  10. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    Guess you're SOL then buddy
     
  11. loonee2n

    loonee2n Newbie

    I don't understand why FoxFi is asking you for a subscription. I've been using it since I've had my RAZR with ICS and it just connects and lets me tether. I've never heard of anyone getting that response from FoxFi. carracerz14 may have been a little harsh, but if you're getting subscription remarks from FoxFi, you just might be SOL.
     
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  12. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member

    You can't use it because you don't have it in your plan...
     
  13. sinclac

    sinclac Member

    Because he made it a PAID app and sliped it in on the last update, if you don't pay it works for a little while and then disconnects.
     
  14. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    And you can reconnect immediately.
     
  15. The_Chief

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    Hi folks! I couldn't help but notice some condescending and abrasive language - which I have cleaned up. This is a family-friendly forum, where Android enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can feel comfortable learning and sharing. We can debate issues and processes, but we don't attack PEOPLE.

    Thanks for your understanding and cooperation, and enjoy :)
     
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  16. timmyh318

    timmyh318 Android Enthusiast

    The chief has spoken. Sorry been dyin to do that.
     
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  17. Rhyalus

    Rhyalus Newbie

    I am confused.

    This all depends on which plan you have.

    I have the share plan with 6GB of data, unlimited phone and text, and the wifi hotspot is free.

    You can go down to 1GB if you like...

    R
     
  18. gb4fan

    gb4fan Well-Known Member

    How much do you pay for that plan?
     
  19. Rhyalus

    Rhyalus Newbie

    I think it is $120 / month.

    I pay another $20 for a USB 4G modem.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/shop/share-everything.html#howitworks

    This is not an unlimited plan... I actually gave mine up - I never go near the 6 GB, and my bill was much more than this with less talk time. Maybe one day I will be sorry, but for now I average less than a third of this per month...

    R
     
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