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Hi There, I have US Cellular as a provider on my Samsung GS3. In the past I’ve used my phone as a WiFi hotspot successfully. However, now my phone has updated to Android v. 4.0.4 and it seems as though they (US Cellular) is not allowing hotspot usage without a WiFi hotspot service. I’ve recently tried FoxFi without success. It allows me to create a hotspot for a short period of time, then I get a message on my phone saying – Tethering Detected, tethering and portable WiFi hotspot service requires a subscription plan. Call 611 to subscribe.
Urghhhhh, I don’t want to spend any more for my phone plan.! My husband has a Mesmerize and we can still use his as a hotspot when rv’ing to check mail and briefly surf. However he is hoping to update his phone soon and I’m afraid we will lose the ability to create a WiFi hotspot.
Any ideas or suggestions?
I’m afraid you’ve found the problems with using FoxFi – it is blocked by some providers and/or some phone manufacturers. Not much you can do about it. The hotspot feature offered by the providers works well – and most do not charge much. You can also turn the feature off and on as needed.
We love using FoxFi on our Motorola Droids with Verizon … so far so good.