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 12-07-2017 02:02 PM
 astrand1
 
So I have a unlocked galaxy s7. The hotspot feature shows up. I'm on the $80 unlimited plan. The hotspot worked great for the first few months. Now it still works and I can connect to it but it really does not work anymore. So I'm assuming they are throttling or something the tethering part. Is there some way to circumvent this? Do I need to root? I've tried all the usual suspects on the google play store for the the tethering/hotspot and no bueno. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 
 12-07-2017 04:13 PM
october262
 
you could try rooting your phone or try apps like foxfi or pda net. the unlimited plan doesn't include hotspot (or so i'm told)
 
 12-07-2017 07:31 PM
sprintleaver
 
The best workaround is to switch to a plan that allows it. Verizon can detect when you are tethering to a PC and may cut off your account if you try to violate the policy.
 
 12-07-2017 11:36 PM
 loboheeler
 
Originally posted by astrand1:
So I have a unlocked galaxy s7. The hotspot feature shows up. I’m on the $80 unlimited plan. The hotspot worked great for the first few months. Now it still works and I can connect to it but it really does not work anymore. So I’m assuming they are throttling or something the tethering part.


You likely went over some data use point (10 GB?) and they locked you out. Does data work otherwise when it stops tethering?
 
 12-09-2017 01:33 AM
 astrand1
 
Originally posted by loboheeler:
You likely went over some data use point (10 GB?) and they locked you out. Does data work otherwise when it stops tethering?


Data on phone works fine. Yeah they must have locked me out. The first few months it worked great but now they have it locked down. Fortunately this is just a backup phone for when att does not have service.
 
 12-09-2017 05:04 AM
october262
 
Originally posted by astrand1:
Data on phone works fine. Yeah they must have locked me out. The first few months it worked great but now they have it locked down. Fortunately this is just a backup phone for when att does not have service.
did your phone get any security/firmware updates ?? i've heard of some that have gotten an update of some sorts and hotspot and other features were working before the updates, any way after the phone updated features like hotspot quit working. you could try resetting the network settings to see if hotspot feature starts working again.
 
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