I had an issue with my AT&T provider, because I fell asleep with my phone hotspot running. Nothing was uploading or downloading, but none the less, I had exceeded my data by 30 gig... as I slept. Now, aside from that being a pile of BS, I had to run to the store and grab a prepaid phone for the balance of the period(which began 8 days ago
I grabbed a POS Boost Mobile phone, which upon purchasing and taking it out of the box, activating it and adding the airtime and data, etc... I found out after 2 hours of wrangling with customer "service" that my phone doesn't allow hotspot or tethering. So, naturally, I exclaimed that was bull**** and then proceeded to read from the box, and their website, about the hotspot capability of the phone...
Well, have no fear... I installed PDAnet on my phone, which got around their altogether block of data via hotspot or USB tethering. I still can't use Wifi for some reason, but I can connect via USB. Problem is, as mentioned, Sprint/Boost have blocked P2P. No connections available on a very good private tracker with TONS of seeds. So I found this thread, then I eventually got around to downloading a vpn app on my phone.
Search for "Unlimited Free VPN by VIT" in the play store.
That is the combination, for now, is PDAnet and a vpn. Still won't connect via wifi, but I can do a corded tether and download via Utorrent on my laptop. Going to try via my phone now, as well.