- 11-16-2012, 02:02 PM #1
All right. While the setting is in the Settings of my 810, when I tap "Turn on" it gives me a message that Internet isn't currently available.
It certainly works on my fiancée's HD7 and I can even see my device and the pass code as it attempts to cycle on. So, has anyone gotten this to work on their device?
- 11-16-2012, 03:53 PM #2
Odd. Same error here. I really hope T-Mobile didn't block tethering for people without tethering plans (although, it makes sense for them, haha :P). I'm not sure if the internet sharing option can "talk" to the sim and see the plan or not though. A call to T-Mobile tech support maybe? I might do that later and see if they can give me a definitive answer.
To use Tethering or Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (Wi-Fi Sharing), your rate plan must include the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot add-on feature.
11-16-2012, 04:11 PM #3
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I also have the 810 and tried the Internet Sharing option and I received the "need to have certain plan to share" message. For over a year, I was able to Internet Share with my HD7 and no be charged. I guess it's a different story with all the new WP8 devices.
However, I still 2nd line that uses the HD7 phone and I can still internet share at no cost.
- 11-16-2012, 04:40 PM #4
I guess they decided they could use that extra bit of revenue. The mobile hotspot feature is 10 bucks a month. I'll get it if I really need it. Right now it comes in handy for my fiancée's Surface, but the HD7 is hers, so no issues there. I was looking at it for when the Surface Pro hits. Guess I got time to decide.
- 11-17-2012, 10:06 PM #11
- 01-03-2013, 11:04 PM #12
I recently got a T-Mobile Lumia 810 with the 2GB plan which does not include tethering. I was about to return it and get an android phone as having tethering is a make or break feature for me and I refuse to pay 15$ for it when I can enable it on any android with ease.
I know that Nokia has an app called "Access Point" which enables editing and addition of APNs but if you search store via your tmobile lumia 810 that app wont show up. I was able to sideload it tho by going to the Microsoft Windows Phone Store on the web on my pc and clicking on the 'manual download and install' which lets you save the app to your pc. I then copied the app to an SD card and inserted the SD card to my Lumia 810. You then goto Store on your phone, and choose SD card (it takes a few minutes for the app to register the SD card if u just plugged it in, at least it did for me) the downloade app will show up under 'Compatible Apps', I installed it from there and what happened was this: In the 'Settings', at the bottom, a new 'Access Point' appeared which let me choose Tmobile APN and set it. After I did that when I went to 'Internet Sharing' I was able to turn it out and setup my wifi hotspot and connect my PC and android phone to the Lumia 810's Internet!
What I do not know is if Tmobile will notice that im tethering and then charge me for the feature heh. Ill be sure to find out I guess.
Can also use this QR code to install the Access Point app from Nokia:
to scan it use the Search on the phone, click Vision icon and focus the code, a web url link should appear, click on it to install Nokia's Access Point.
Let me know how it goes for all!
01-04-2013, 10:18 AM #14
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Holy c@#$, that's awesome! I've had that installed for just in case I have to travel out of country. I've had it set to T-Mobile ever since I installed it, but I never bothered to try flipping on tethering.
I don't need tethering, except in those rare occasions, it's nice to know I can cheat when needed.
Let us know if T-mo tags you for using it ;)
- 01-04-2013, 10:44 AM #15
Thanks for the information. I tried it but it didn't work for me. I already Access Point installed on my Lumia 810. I set the AP to T-Mobile:
After I set it, I tried to enable Internet sharing, but I got the same message saying that I don't have tethering plan. So I rebooted my phone. After rebooting, I can enable Internet sharing. I was able to network my laptop to the phone. But when I try to goto a website from my laptop, I got this message from my laptop:
So it doesn't work for me. Do you have other non-default settings or applications loaded on your device?
- 01-04-2013, 11:12 AM #17
The first time I tried it I loaded up google and facebook but now I went again and tried it and I also got the Tmobile tether plan walledgarden page...
so sorry this doesn't work out ...
however for people using a 810 on another provider the access point app should be able to let them connect to that provider's internet network afaik.
- 01-04-2013, 09:27 PM #19
All you have to do is use a browser on your laptop, such as Firefox, that allows you to change your user agent string. Change it to the user agent string for a mobile browser and it'll work.
01-05-2013, 11:10 AM #20
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Darthhen... Have you tried the T-mobile ipv6 one?? What is that??
Also Mystictrust... You said you got "T-mobile APN".... Do you have the APN settings for that?? Maybe we can manually add them.
01-05-2013, 11:17 AM #21
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EVERYONE listen. This is a KNOWN problem at Tmobile. You have to call customer support and let them know you are being redirected to tmobile ads. The problem is that their network thinks your phone is a computer, and is prohibiting you from tethering because its not on your plan. Just call Tmobile, my problem was fixed.
01-05-2013, 11:41 AM #22
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Dude, were trying to side-step paying for tethering. It's unfair that they allow Android phones to tether without having to pay for that feature.
I finally decided to try it out, unfortunately changing the user agent string in Firefox doesn't work.
FYI: The easiest way to change your user agent string in Firefox is to install "User Agent Switcher" extension (User Agent Switcher) Then add the following user agents:
IEMobile 10.0 (WP 8) Desktop
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; Trident/6.0; ARM; Touch; WPDesktop)
IEMobile 10.0 (WP 8) Mobile
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; IEMobile/10.0; ARM; Touch; NOKIA; Lumia 810)
01-05-2013, 10:32 PM #23
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I have a four year old unlimited data plan... Terrific plan, but Tmo are continuously trying to get me to change to one of the new plans...
Anyway with my HTC HD7 I have had tethering for the last year and a half or so... But after speaking with T Mo they have told me that despite my unlimited data plan, they cannot allow me to have "Internet Sharing" with the Nokia 810... However, if I switch back to the HD7 ( which currently has my UK SIM inside) I have no issues....
I am unlocking this [nokia 810] phone, so I am hoping tethering will work with my UK, Japanese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong accounts... We will see...