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Free! WiFi and Bluetooth Hotspot access on Android Phones! Finally!!

vapiapzjp 1,032 March 13, 2012 at 09:12 AM in Free / Freebie (9)
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Last Edited by widgit March 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Turn your phone into a free WiFi or Bluetooth hotspot without paying tethering charges or Hotspot charges. Uses your normal data. Works on most devices, see the link below. I'm able to tether to both a laptop and iPad with ~3Mbps download speeds on 3G.

This can be a substantial monthly savings, depending on your carrier. For example, AT&T charges at least $20/month and both Verizon and Sprint charge between $20-30/month depending on your phone (3G or 4G). This doesn't include tax and other fees.

At least $240/year savings!!! Better get this app before it is pulled from the market (Google Play).


FoxFi - New on Google Play (new name for Android Market).

https://play.google.com/store/app...=com.foxfi


Per their info
"Enables WiFi or Bluetooth Hotspot on your Android phone without a Hotspot plan from your carrier. No rooting required! Just install and turn it on. Bluetooth mode works for all phones. WiFi mode currently works on most Samsung phones and Motorola phones, LG Optimus/Vortex/Ally, ZTE N762, HuaWei Comet. WiFi mode does NOT work on any HTC phones or the first Motorola Droid/Triumph, use Bluetooth mode instead.

You can connect from any tablets or computers. Access Point is infrastructure mode with WPA2 security. FoxFi usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have."

This may be better placed in Freebies, but it is such a great deal, I put it here. Enjoy!
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Last Edited by wolverinegator April 15, 2012 at 03:26 PM
List of WORKING devices/carrier:
Motorola Triumph Virgin Mobile (Does not work for several SD members)
Motorola Droid Bionic - Verizon Wireless
Motorola Droid Razr- Verizon Wireless
Motorola Droid X - Verizon Wireless
Motorola Droid X2 - Verizon Wireless (No Wifi but BT works)
Motorola Droid2 - Verizon Wireless (WiFi)
Motorola Droid4 - Verizon Wireless (WiFi, didn't test BT)
Samsung Captivate (SGS1) - AT&T (WiFi confirmed)
Samsung Conquer 4G - Sprint (Tested WiFi only)
Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-i510) - Verizon Wireless
Samsung Epic Touch 4G (SGS2) -- Sprint
Samsung Exhibit II 4G - T-Mobile
Samsung Galaxy S2 -- T-Mobile + AT&T (WiFi, didn't test BT)
Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket - AT&T
Samsung Galaxy Nexus -- Verizon (didn't test BT)
Samsung Intercept Virgin Mobile (Need few tries)
T-Mobile HTC G2 - T-Mobile (No WIFI but BT works)
HTC EVO 3D (No WIFI but BT works)(tested on HTC Flyer using Honeycomb BT Proxy hack)
Motorola Photon- Sprint Wifi works(tested on touchpad)
LG Optimus V -- Virgin Mobile
LG Optimus T -- T-Mobile: Wifi works, did not test BT
LG Optimus S -- Sprint: Wifi works, did not test BT (Android 2.2 tested, not 2.3 upgrade)
Motorola Electrify - US Cellular (WIFI works, didn't test BT)
Dell Venue - T-Mobile (WIFI works, didn't test BT)


List of NON-WORKING devices/carrier:
Sony Xperia Play on ATT
Motorola Atrix 4g 2.3.6 on ATT (confirmed)
Motorola Triumph
LG Marquee on Sprint
HTC Incredible on Verizon


Hi,

The HTC version of Android systems are currently built with a special wifi hotspot lock. Unfortunately we are not able to bypass that lock without a tether plan. The good news is that we have added a Bluetooth Mode in Foxfi which allows you to get internet access wirelessly through Bluetooth. Please give that a shot and hopefully this can be useful to you.

Thanks again for using our product
Team Foxfi


edit: Alternatively you can root your phone and have access to these functions by default. Look on XDA developers forums for instructions. The wifi hotspot ability has been native to many versions for... years at this point.



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#3
Nice ... +4 point REP to you
TTT
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#4
better than open garden?
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#5
Just downloaded this yesterday, works fine.
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#6
They have something like this for Iphones? Frown
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#7
Oooh, snazzy. Thanks OP!
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#8
Awesome
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#9
always has been free for tmobile =)
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#10
So this is better than Quick Settings?
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#11
crap, I have an EVO and I want WiFi for my touchpad. How do u use bluetooth for touchpad?
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Quote from TFSJake View Post :
Just downloaded this yesterday, works fine.
Thanks for validating the deal! (that sounds a little better than "Way to post it yesterday for the rest of us!")

HTC Thunderbolt - i'm out of luck, apparently.
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#13
Sounds great, but anyone know how the app tethers the 3g connection without Verizon knowing?
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#14
Damn ipod touch bluetooth isn't compatible with my evo shift.
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#15
Most Android phones have a custom ROM which comes with WiFi Hotspot by default. I don't really see the advantage of this unless you don't want to root your phone or install a custom ROM.
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