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  1.    #1  
    Hi,

    So here is what I want to know.

    Lets say, you have 4G plan on your smartphone.
    You have wifi touchpad

    Can you use your "4G" from smartphone as a wifi host to access internet where there is no wifi? I mean, can you connect to internet via your smartphone's 4G?

    Thanks
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    Yes, you'll have to setup your phone to do that. I recommend you visit the the forums of your phone for more info.
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    Your asking if you can tether the Touchpad, I don't know
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    Yes, I also have a thunderbolt that I've used. Its actually faster than most wifi connection on VZWs LTE.

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    if the smartphone can do wifi tether, yes. for the touchpad wifi is wifi. if its your router or your smartphone doesnt matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demiroquai View Post
    Yes, you'll have to setup your phone to do that. I recommend you visit the the forums of your phone for more info.
    Well there needs to be a way to tether

    One I know of is a Hotspot program
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    ive tethered my rooted htc evo via free tether to my touchpad. Works fine. But idk about 4g cause sadly. I don't have 4g in my area
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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3H0ff View Post
    Yes, I also have a thunderbolt that I've used. Its actually faster than most wifi connection on VZWs LTE.

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    Ok thanks for quck replies...you guys rock...

    But just want to know...will it work for Sprint/ATT phones? I don't have a phone yet but I am getting new plan with smartphone (very) soon. Just want to know if it's possible...it won't be HP phone btw...it will be samsun/apple (android/iOS) probably.
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    that depends on the phone. buy one which got this feature and everything is fine
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    enable wifi hotspot on your phone, your TouchPad should be able to search and connect.

    edit; not sure if wifi tether is available on all phones, my HTC Desire Z is rooted.(android)
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1l View Post
    that depends on the phone. buy one which got this feature and everything is fine

    What this guy says. The *phone* is the thing that needs to have a certain capability. A Mobile Hotspot app for instance. So shop around. All of us with Pre's don't have to worry about it thanks to homebrew! Wo0t!
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    Thankx guys for letting me know about phone pre-reqesite. I will make sure that the phone I get has that capability...If I am unsure, I will post it here for your guidance.
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    I tether my touchpad to my original Pre with FreeTether. Works great.
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    Almost any upper-echelon smartphone released in the past 2 years should work. If the specs say wifi sharing or Internet sharing, you should be good to go.
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    You should know that carriers don't look favorably upon this whole 'free' tethering practice. They require you to buy an expensive monthly plan if you want to tether. AT&T even went ahead and sent warning messages to some people who were bypassing these restrictions with rooted/jailbroken phones.

    AT&T tells customers using unauthorized tethering methods to pay up or stop (update) -- Engadget

    Some discussion on this:

    http://www.iphone4jailbreak.org/foru...t-message.html

    I don't mean to scare you. I just wanted to give you a possible picture of what might happen. You might want to take that into consideration when choosing your carrier.

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