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Wifi Tethering Hotspot DEAD on TMOBILE?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EVU, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. EVU

    EVU Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Until recently , I could use the built-in Wifi hotspot function on the N4.

    Now I can't - it always sends my tablet to a nag web page that TMO tells me to sign up for their 2.5GB or 4.5GB hotspot add-on.

    I have the old Value Unlimited plan which allows me unlimited data, talk, text & up until recently free hotspot.

    Tried to do PDANet+ with FoxFi & still blocked on both Wifi & BlueTooth.

    Any reason why?
     



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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Because now they consider tethering an add-on to "unlimited data", so if you want it, you pay extra for it.

    Or did you mean "how can they tell?" That one's easy - whatever you have tethered to the phone isn't sending out the kind of data packets a phone would be sending out.
     
  3. EVU

    EVU Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Kinda both.
    It used to be you could use a Play App & use bluetooth to work around any blockage (@ least on SPCS) but not it looks like no tethering is no tethering.

    I might just bite the bullet & give up my legacy unlimited plan & switch to a 2.5GB with Hotspot Simple Choice plan with TMO.
     
  4. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Were you also using a user agent switcher on your (tethered) browser?

    I assume so, but if not, try that.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  5. EVU

    EVU Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    What do you mean? Can you explain?
     
  6. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    It is an add on to your browser so that the signal is spoofed back to the carrier as to what your using the data on.

    I use Ultimate User Agent Sniffer.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     

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