1. Ltauhmise's Avatar
    Hi everyone.

    New to the forums. Just curious if there's a free wifi hotspot app to make the nokia Lumia 822 share its 4G connection to other devices. Currently on unlimited data plan for Verizon, not looking to switch to a share everything plan. Would anyone happen to know if there's a feature for this on Windows Mobile 8 like there is on Android and IOS? Much appreciated! thanks!
    04-07-2013 07:49 PM
  2. bigboy29's Avatar
    Nope, don't think so. You need a plan from VZW for it to turn on. Not sure if there is a custom ROM out there that has it (shrug!)
    04-07-2013 08:14 PM
  3. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    That's a negative ghost rider. Your only other option besides the share everything plan with Verizon, is to pay them $20/month for 2GB of mobile hotspot.
    04-07-2013 08:31 PM
  4. Talldog's Avatar
    If you could use it, the Verizon Share Everything plan includes hotspot.
    04-07-2013 08:34 PM
  5. mbar9607's Avatar
    one downfall of wp8 is no hacking of the hotspot like rooting android or jailbrekaing ios
    04-08-2013 05:17 PM
  6. dakranii's Avatar
    Does Verizon charge to turn on the hotspot feature? I called them to turn on my Trophy as a hotspot and they never charged me any extra when I was on the unlimited data. Now I'm on a family share plan and I have it turned on with no extra cost.
    04-08-2013 05:54 PM
  7. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Does Verizon charge to turn on the hotspot feature? I called them to turn on my Trophy as a hotspot and they never charged me any extra when I was on the unlimited data. Now I'm on a family share plan and I have it turned on with no extra cost.
    Right, it's included on any of their share everything plans. If they didn't charge you before, it must've been a mistake on their part. Like I said, I had unlimited and had to pay the $20/month for the 2GB of hotspot.
    04-08-2013 07:02 PM
  8. dakranii's Avatar
    Wow, at the $20 a month. I would not have turned it on it that was the price.
    04-08-2013 07:56 PM
  9. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Wow, at the $20 a month. I would not have turned it on it that was the price.
    Yeap not cheap. For a few months we didn't have WiFi at work so I had little choice.
    04-09-2013 10:59 AM
  10. scottcraft's Avatar
    Probably the only thing I like about the shared data plans is the included hotspot for each phone. I tether mine a lot so this makes the added cost of the plan worth it.
    04-10-2013 12:12 PM
  11. Erickson187's Avatar
    Yea with the trophy you were able to at no cost so I shocked when I was told that its $20 a month for the 822
    04-11-2013 02:47 PM
  12. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Yea with the trophy you were able to at no cost so I shocked when I was told that its $20 a month for the 822
    The device has nothing to do with it. I had a BB Torch when I was paying those 20 bucks for the mobile hotspot. It's more a sign of the times where companies need to maximize profits to please shareholders.
    04-11-2013 04:09 PM
  13. scottcraft's Avatar
    Yea with the trophy you were able to at no cost so I shocked when I was told that its $20 a month for the 822
    When I had the Trophy I did a hack to be able to tether, but otherwise it was $20 if I did it legally.
    04-11-2013 07:35 PM
  14. 11B1P's Avatar
    You can call VZW and have the hotspot turned on and off as you need it. They will prorate it if you tell them to. Example, we went to the campground the first week of April. I had them turn on the hotspot for the week and she put it in the system to turn off the following Monday automatically.
    04-19-2013 09:12 AM
  15. wingman7000's Avatar
    what about usb tethering for the 822? according to the FCC you should be able to do it without getting charged extra
    04-22-2013 09:00 AM
  16. hopmedic's Avatar
    No, there is no usb tethering with WP. And the FCC doesn't determine whether it's free or not, with exception that it was part of the agreement Verizon has with one of the bands that they bought. They are, however, allowed to charge for tethering if you have an unlimited data plan.

    Personally, I'd rather have USB tethering than WiFi tethering. Anytime I tether I connect the phone anyway - I don't want the battery going dead because I was tethering with it. Why make the WiFi radio work harder than it has to?
    04-23-2013 09:58 AM
  17. pgoat06's Avatar
    Verizon will run promos for certain phones that include free mobile hotspot. I had this a couple of years back when I had a Palm Pixi Plus.
    04-23-2013 12:42 PM
  18. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Verizon will run promos for certain phones that include free mobile hotspot. I had this a couple of years back when I had a Palm Pixi Plus.
    Those days are long gone my friend. Verizon won't give anybody anything for free anymore. When I still had a BlackBerry I could internet tether my PlayBook to it with Bluetooth. It worked, but it was painfully slow. And yes that was free.
    04-24-2013 08:39 AM

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