1. codytebaldi's Avatar
    ...or does my 635 not have it because it's T-Mobile branded and T-Mobile doesn't support Internet Sharing on this device?

    If the latter is the case, since I've moved to Cricket (which should support Internet Sharing SFIAK), do I have any hope of ever being able to get that feature, or does the T-Mobile firmware doom me to never having it?
    05-01-2015 09:43 PM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    The answer probably is about an unlock phone on another carrier.
    The phone is sim unlocked but it is still a T-Mobile phone and when you try to use internet sharing it is still looking for T-Mobile. Don't know who said they don't support internet sharing with their phone on the T-Mobile network.
    This has been the problem with unlocked Windows Phones on other carriers. You are probably doomed.
    05-02-2015 12:10 AM
  3. k72's Avatar
    I use internet sharing on my 635 that I bought from T-Mobile and use on T-Mobile. I've never had a problem. As far as I can tell T-Mobile supports it on the 635 quite well.
    Philip Hamm likes this.
    05-02-2015 12:14 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    05-02-2015 12:31 AM
  5. codytebaldi's Avatar
    Don't know who said they don't support internet sharing with their phone on the T-Mobile network.
    I'll admit it's an assumption I made. I initially bought the phone over the Christmas holiday while visiting family out of state. I had to switch carriers because when I got home, I learned that there is no T-Mobile service where I live; only very lousy 2G through a partner, and no data whatsoever. I otherwise had no problems with the T-Mobile-powered service during the vacation - it worked great where it worked. As for the Internet Sharing, I saw the option in the settings menu for a grand total of three minutes or so after first unpacking and powering on the phone. As soon as it OTA updated to Cyan, the option was completely erased from the settings menu, like it had never been there (same with a couple of other things, like "visual voicemail"). This was while I was still on the T-Mobile network. Since I later heard that carriers will often remove features they don't support from the OS completely, I reasoned that was what had happened.

    When I switched to Cricket, they never pushed any kind of software update; so even if Cricket didn't support Internet Sharing, I don't think their network could have removed the feature from my phone if it had been there. I noticed the option restored when I tried out the Windows 10 preview, but when I tried to turn it on, I got an "unavailable" error message. I reasoned that was because T-Mobile's firmware still blocked the feature, although now I suppose that would be Cricket not allowing it (I've since rolled-back and re-upped just to Denim, which I really like, even if I do have to put up with the phone poking me to finish updating to the Preview every couple of hours).

    Thank you for the replies however.
    05-02-2015 01:21 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'll admit it's an assumption I made. I initially bought the phone over the Christmas holiday while visiting family out of state. I had to switch carriers because when I got home, I learned that there is no T-Mobile service where I live; only very lousy 2G through a partner, and no data whatsoever. I otherwise had no problems with the T-Mobile-powered service during the vacation - it worked great where it worked. As for the Internet Sharing, I saw the option in the settings menu for a grand total of three minutes or so after first unpacking and powering on the phone. As soon as it OTA updated to Cyan, the option was completely erased from the settings menu, like it had never been there (same with a couple of other things, like "visual voicemail"). This was while I was still on the T-Mobile network. Since I later heard that carriers will often remove features they don't support from the OS completely, I reasoned that was what had happened.

    When I switched to Cricket, they never pushed any kind of software update; so even if Cricket didn't support Internet Sharing, I don't think their network could have removed the feature from my phone if it had been there. I noticed the option restored when I tried out the Windows 10 preview, but when I tried to turn it on, I got an "unavailable" error message. I reasoned that was because T-Mobile's firmware still blocked the feature, although now I suppose that would be Cricket not allowing it (I've since rolled-back and re-upped just to Denim, which I really like, even if I do have to put up with the phone poking me to finish updating to the Preview every couple of hours).

    Thank you for the replies however.
    If you're using an unlocked T-Mobile device on Cricket, you'll still get updates when T-Mobile releases them. The updates won't come from Cricket.
    xandros9 likes this.
    05-02-2015 01:29 AM
  7. codytebaldi's Avatar
    If you're using an unlocked T-Mobile device on Cricket, you'll still get updates when T-Mobile releases them. The updates won't come from Cricket.
    Yes that was my understanding as well. It's a mystery as to when T-Mobile will ever release Denim; so I used the Insider app to get it. A cheat maybe; but in return I do try out the previews. In fact I happen to like W10, the only reason I rolled back is because I rely too much on a working Data Sense.
    Laura Knotek and k72 like this.
    05-02-2015 01:41 AM

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