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New free app "FoxFi" turns Droid X and Razr into Hotspots
February 17, 2012
11:14 am
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Barbara Dalderis
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According to Android Market FoxFi enables WiFi Hotspot on your Android phone without a Hotspot plan from your carrier. No rooting required! Just install and turn it on.

Currently works on most Samsung phones and Motorola phones, LG Optimus/Vortex/Ally, ZTE N762, HuaWei Comet. Does NOT work on any HTC phones or the first Motorola Droid.

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.

I learned about this app on http://www.rv.net this morning.  It's only been available for a  month. Folks are having great success using it.  It is basically like PDAnet but no cable. 

I have the Droid Razr so I can share the faster 4G connection with my husband on our laptops.  Also can update my Nook with using the FoxFi.

Barbara

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February 17, 2012
1:41 pm
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Barbara,

This may be a great reason to get one of the supported phones.

Since it has only been around such a short time, we need to see how the carriers respond.  They stand to lose $30/mo from us. You know how they hate that.Wink

I have it on my Verizon Motorola Razr and will write about it after I do some more testing.  The app is still in Beta.  So far, so good.

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May 31, 2012
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Well, Jim has been happily using it on his Droid Razr for several months now – and I connect to it from my laptop as well.

I just upgraded my original Droid to a Razr Maxx.  I installed PDAnet for tethering my Droid to the computer, and I noticed that it has a Hotspot mode now.  Guess what?  That launches FoxFi!  

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