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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Waldy, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Waldy

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    any android phone running froyo or better (2.2) should work fine.

    I use my HTC Desire for this all the time.
    (beware though you will go though a lot of data if you use your transformer like I do, I get through about 2GB per month easily.)
     
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    So basically any phone with 3g, wireless and froyo 2,2 will do the job?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they all have the option in /settings/wireless & networks to enable wireless hotspot. Then its just a case of setting the wpa key on the phone in the sub menu and connecting using the tablets wifi menu and using the same wpa key.
     
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    Just read this thread and decided to try and connect with my HTC Wildfire on 2.2 and it seems to work fine. Pretty cheap phone here in the UK.
     
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    I use it with my Desire Z with no problems at all.

    Pete :D
     
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    Everything will work, even if your phone creates an ad-hoc WiFi network you can always root your Transformer and apply a fix for that too. So any phone that can do tethering is fine. (even an iPhone 4)
     
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    Without rooting don't all these options require you to pay your carrier a fee? Sprint charges $30/mth to activate the hotspot feature on my Evo.
     
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    yerp, Desire HD with hotspot activated is fine in conjunction with the AEPT.
     
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    there are also some carriers that expect you to pay if you want to tether your phone, even if the option on it is unlocked. they threaten penalties if you don't, but I think those are rarely enforced. There are various news releases about that in the phone section of phandroid.com.

    This won't affect which android phone you should get, though, as (again, as said above), all you need is a phone sporting Android 2.2 and a 3G connection...I think most, if not all, Android phones being sold by the carriers at this point have Froyo.

    I have an old Nexus One that I've been teathering with since version 2.2 (now on 2.3.4)
     
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    my droid x work great, I pay an extra $20.00 a month and just turn it off when I'm not traveling.
     
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    I have always wondered about this ...

    Here in the UK, I'm using an unlocked (but not rooted) Desire Z on Orange. When I have the need, I simply turn on the "Wi-fi Hotspot" on my phone, and my tablet (and also my friend's iPad2) can connect to it right away.

    Is this called "tethering"?

    If so, how come I'm not paying for it? (I understand I'm using data included in my monthly contract with Orange) ... but as far as I can tell, in the US, you pay a further charge for tethering.

    Or am I missing something?

    Pete :thinking:
     
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    Technically this is true, your are tethering as you're connecting another device to your phone to use it's data allowance earmarked for that phone only. depends on the t&c's, pay a lil more and generally you get more allowance and being allowed to tether. network providers wont be able to tell via the traffic I use as its primarily for browsing and its on an android platform too, unlike say....tethering it to a win7 laptop and use it for p2p. what im doing isnt technically ok, but i only use my AEPT in wifi zones anyways such as home and work
     

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