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So, after digging, reading, crying, and lots of booze, I found a solution to our ongoing issue.. and it was in another thread... HOWEVER, there's a note that isn't noted that's worth noting (huh?):

Do what they say on the following thread.
Spend $2.50 on Tether Router in the Play Store; or download the .APK (one of the first few pages in the thread).
Do what they say again in the thread.
If you have any existing WiFi connections saved and connect to them automatically, delete those connections (forget), leave WiFi enabled, then turn on the WiFi Router.

Here's a summery:

Use Root Explorer or a Root browser of some sort (ROM Toolbox is great since the Root Browser includes an XML editor) and navigate to system/csc

Change the permissions for customer.xml to allow read and write access.

Modify the customer.xml file and change the IPV6 values to IPV4. Also change the "<Editable>no</Editable>" to "<Editable>yes</Editable>".

Navigate to your system settings menu for your Access Point Names Settings > Network Connections > More Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names. Use the Menu toggle and select the only option Reset to default. This may take a few seconds to a minute to refresh the list. If you click the "T-Mobile US LTE" APN, you should see that you can now edit the values, though you shouldn't have to if the APN Protocol is already set to IPv4. Mine is set to IPv4/IPv6 and works just fine.

Buy the darn app, Wifi Tether Router by FABIO GRASSO. It's only $2.50 and apparently, it works.

YOU NEED ROOT ACCESS

Launch Wifi Tether Router and select Configure WiFi Router.

Allow Root Access

Use the following settings to ensure stability and workability with your SGS5:
Interface wlan0
Method 3 - HostApd
Encryption wpa2-psk
Channel 1
Drivers nl80211
"HostApd Patch" <- UNCHECKED
"No Firmware Reload" <- UNCHECKED

Ensure your wireless device is N or G compatible and adjust the setting accordingly in the same list.

Back out of the configuration settings once you've set them up but don't enable the hotspot yet.

First, open your WiFi settings and Turn on WiFi. If you connect to any WiFi networks, delete those network connections and don't connect to any wifi networks and leave WiFi turned ON.

Go Back to WiFi Tether Router and Enable WiFi Router.

Poof! It should be working. If for some stupid reason it isn't, Reboot your phone, enable WiFi, and try again.

If not, try the Omega international ROM that everyone is talking about. Tether works great on it from what I hear.

Here's the original threads that helped me: Thread 1, Thread 2 Winning Post
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yeah, i went that route. my phone, for whatever reason, doesn't connect to any network when set for ipv5. i worked directly with the app's designer, sending him a video of my plight which showed my data disappear whenever i used an ipv4 apn. in the end he effectively said "you're screwed" and refunded me my money.
 
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yeah, i went that route. my phone, for whatever reason, doesn't connect to any network when set for ipv5. i worked directly with the app's designer, sending him a video of my plight which showed my data disappear whenever i used an ipv4 apn. in the end he effectively said "you're screwed" and refunded me my money.
IPv4, buddy. There's also a IPv4/IPv6 setting for the APN Protocol, which actually works for me.. but lat time I checked, there's no such thing as IPv5.

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I meant v6. If I worked with the developer and sent him videos, it stands to reason I wasn't using fictitious protocols.
 
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Guys what ever happened to the truly unlimited T-Mobile had? It used to cost $20. Also, how can you get an unlimited tether mod without having the unlimited plan?

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Guys what ever happened to the truly unlimited T-Mobile had? It used to cost $20. Also, how can you get an unlimited tether mod without having the unlimited plan?

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Probably people using tether to use laptops and computers instead of using a proper ISP. Ruined things for everyone. If you've noticed around the internets you'll see people bragging of using 10gigs or more of tethering. In my opinion that is obscene and clearly is abuse of the service.
 
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Probably people using tether to use laptops and computers instead of using a proper ISP. Ruined things for everyone. If you've noticed around the internets you'll see people bragging of using 10gigs or more of tethering. In my opinion that is obscene and clearly is abuse of the service.
I hear you, I remember it with the sgs3. We found ways of bypassing the limit. Heck even with the first galaxy.

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Guys what ever happened to the truly unlimited T-Mobile had? It used to cost $20. Also, how can you get an unlimited tether mod without having the unlimited plan?

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Since sometime this year, they jacked the price up to $30 a month for the plan... According to the TV ads I've been seeing in the past month, it's now $40 a month for unlimited.. HOWEVER, I'm grandfathered to the $20 a month unlimited 4G (now LTE).

My tether in Louisville with my $20 unlimited plan. (Video)
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I've used the WiFi tether router app changed the customer.xml settings and went over my 5gb of unlimited high speed data. Then got a message from t-mobile that says my service upgraded and now I have 7gb of data.... like will I have to pay for that?

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Since sometime this year, they jacked the price up to $30 a month for the plan... According to the TV ads I've been seeing in the past month, it's now $40 a month for unlimited.. HOWEVER, I'm grandfathered to the $20 a month unlimited 4G (now LTE).

My tether in Louisville with my $20 unlimited plan. (Video)
40$ is outrageous, I should have never taken it off.

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