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28th April 2014, 02:17 AM   |  #31  
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What would the bill say if I have tethering included? I have a 15GB shared plan with 3 family members.
I have been using PdaNet/Foxfi usb tethering and it works great.

I'm not sure if it will be listed on your bill or not, I'm paperless. However, most, if not all of the recent family share plan deals include tethering. You should be able to look it up online and see the exact details of your account and plan. I know it is listed with my plan under my online account details.

This is directly from AT&T's website:


"About AT&T Mobile Share plans


AT&T Mobile Share plans provide both individuals and groups with value, flexibility, and simplicity. We're pleased to offer two types of Mobile Share plans, Mobile Share Value with Unlimited Talk & Text****, and if you don't need voice services choose Mobile Share - Data.
If you have multiple devices on your account, you'll have the flexibility to share data ranging from 300MB to 50GB with up 10 devices per Mobile Share group. If you only have one device on your account, use all the data yourself. If you need to accommodate more than 10 devices, you can add more than one Mobile Share group to your account. Mobile Hotspot is also included at no additional cost, which allows you to use compatible devices as Wi-Fi hotspots."
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2nd May 2014, 02:00 PM   |  #32  
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I'm almost positive that it depends on your plan. I have the mobile share 4GB and my Wi-Fi hotspot works.

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2nd May 2014, 04:58 PM   |  #33  
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Is there any way to USB tether one device to another (I don't even think I have a cable for that)?

Like if I want to use USB tether for connecting my GS5 to provide data to my old GS2.
2nd May 2014, 05:36 PM   |  #34  
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I'm almost positive that it depends on your plan. I have the mobile share 4GB and my Wi-Fi hotspot works.

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I hate to see you guys struggle with this.

I had a 900A at one time (returned it once I found that the bootloader was locked). When I tried with 900A the built-in app would check my account every single time and kill my tethering. After I returned my 900A (AT&T) I bought a 900T (TMO). Unlocked it, rooted it, rom'd it. Tethering works once again. I'm still an AT&T customer since I have a grandfathered unlimited data plan but I'm technically using a T-Mobile phone. Everything works, including the almighty tethering.
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I hate to see you guys struggle with this.

I had a 900A at one time (returned it once I found that the bootloader was locked). When I tried with 900A the built-in app would check my account every single time and kill my tethering. After I returned my 900A (AT&T) I bought a 900T (TMO). Unlocked it, rooted it, rom'd it. Tethering works once again. I'm still an AT&T customer since I have a grandfathered unlimited data plan but I'm technically using a T-Mobile phone. Everything works, including the almighty tethering.

So, like I was saying it depends on the plan. On a stock 900A the phone sees that your plan doesn't allow tethering and stops you from doing it. If you have a plan that allows it the phone sees that and allows you to tether. If you're using a rooted T-Mobile phone on AT&T you're not under the same restrictions because your phone isn't stock and therefore doesn't have to play by their rules.
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I am able to connect my laptop via wifi as well. I did nothing different, just enabled hotspot as usual
17th May 2014, 07:19 AM   |  #37  
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I couldn't get WiFi to work, but USB tether works great

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

No need for WiFi or Hotspot for me as I've used PdaNet (now FoxFi) for a few years now.
Works great before and still does. Why fix something that isn't broke.

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