How to tether on your Android smartphone without paying for a monthly subscription

Well folks, if data isn’t a problem seeing you’re still on a grandfathered unlimited plan or simply have a huge data allotment with your plan, we’ve got a quick and easy solution to get tethering on your Android powered smartphone. Above all, the best part is that the process...
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20. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

You should've included Easy Tether. It's similar to PDAnet, but it only costs $10 for the license. I've been using it for over a year and the only problem I've had is the fact that I have to use a USB cable.

23. thelegend6657 unregistered

This type of s**t happens only in the US

24. scotty0717

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Awesome...downloading now.

25. scotty0717

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Awesome...downloading now.

26. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Excellent article, thanks for the tip.

28. nandito01

Posts: 7; Member since: May 01, 2012

PDA-net have been in the market for a loooong time i would say more than a year or more not sure yet works great for me i have used in many phones from samsung to HTC :D

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

just use wifi tether, and/or use sqlite editor to change permissions and use the app that came with the rom:http://droidrazrroot.com/droid-razr-wifi-tether/how-to-get-free-4g-lte-wifi-tethermobile-hotspot-on-rooted-droid-razr/

32. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

In India, Nearly all phones are unlocked. So no problem with Tethering. I actually used a unlimited plane just for Rs.99 for a month! But the speed is very low, like 30-40 Kbps. Which is more than enough for Browsing. Now changed to a Broadband Connection.

33. sterba.brian

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2012

you can always just get the apk if it isn't offered in the google play store. just google foxfi apk download

34. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

I have PDAnet for years, and works fine. I currently have theSprint EVO, it also let me text message from my PC. The apps are not available on Android APP store. You have to download directly from the website via PC than install it. After that connect your phone to have the app install on ur phone

36. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

as of june 28 you wont need this anymore verizon is letting you do free hotspot from your phone as long as you switch to the new plan.

50. basslakeview

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2018

The problem with switching....it's not really "unlimited". You only get 15 GB then your speed slows down to where you probably will feel like you're on the old 'dial up' unternet. Verizons unlimited plan is not really unlimited. Its true, call and ask them that question! I did.

37. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

My question if anyone reads this is. Is there any kind of apk or something so that when i use my foxfi it blocks the amount of data being used so they cant charge me overages lol that would be a great app lol

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

no...2 char

46. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Whats no 2 char?

49. basslakeview

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2018

Have you tried PDANET+? It has a section where you can check it and it hides tethering.

43. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Verizon's new shared data plans include free tethering so there won't be any need for this soon if you're with VZW.

45. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Except the average persons bill is going to go up a lot. especially if you want enough data to use as a hotspot. My bill if I switch will go up 85 a month and i avg 6 gigs

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Most people will actually save money. It must be hard for you to sell with your lack of comprehension.

52. basslakeview

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2018

Verizons unlimited plan is NOT really unlimited. You only get 15 GB of fast internet, then it's ratcheted down to 'dial up' speed...VERY slow, so dont be fooled by their "UNLIMITED PLAN"! If you dont believe me, call and ask them that for yourself. I did.

48. basslakeview

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2018

Is there an app like PDANET+ (which I have and have paid the $14.95 fee years ago) that used to work great on my Note 4, but now I have a Note 8 and cant get it to work unless I'm missing a step. Any help appreciated immensely. (I have the unlimited grandfathered plan.)

51. basslakeview

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2018

Verizons unlimited plan is NOT really unlimited. You only get 15 GB of fast internet, then it's ratcheted down to 'dial up' speed...VERY slow, so dont be fooled by their "UNLIMITED PLAN"! If you dont believe me, call and ask them that for yourself. I did.

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