1. rasmasyean's Avatar
    OK, so I got a Windows Phone and "Internet Sharing" doesn't want to work.
    Nokia Lumina 635 to be exact. At first I got a GoPhone and thought it was AT&T. Then I got an unlocked one and used Simple Mobile and it still doesn't work. It can't get past the error. The rep put it into an unopened android phone and it worked right away and her iPhone picked up the hotspot. Mine just keeps going:
    Connection not shared
    Internet sharing isn't currently available


    I found the "Tether-X solution" with the help of some nice ppl here, but it's not exactly a hotspot and is a pretty tedious multi-step kludge to top it off.

    Are there any other solutions to this problem?

    Thanks for any input! ;)
    01-14-2015 07:14 PM
  2. mj0's Avatar
    The solution is that it should work right out of the box with your Lumia 635. I've only had mine for three months but have used that feature regularly and it never failed. It's quite possible that AT&T is the culprit here, have you tried a different SIM card in your unlocked 635?
    01-15-2015 12:58 AM
  3. rasmasyean's Avatar
    What I mean was that I originally got this and used a Net10 card:
    AT&T - Nokia Lumia 635 (Black) - No Contract
    Buy No Contract Nokia Lumia 635 for AT&T (Black) - Microsoft Store

    Then I got this and used a Simple Mobile card:
    Nokia Lumia 635 (Black) - Unlocked
    Buy Unlocked Nokia Lumia 635 (Black) - Microsoft Store

    Both gave exactly the same message. The rep took my SIM card out and put it in an adroid and it works there. Are you saying that it depends on the SIM card/phone combo?
    01-15-2015 02:22 AM
  4. mj0's Avatar
    Yes, most definitely does. T-Mobile was known to have restricted the thethering options on their contracts which meant that for a long time, tethering didn't work with T-Mobile on iPhones but it did work on most Android phones because they weren't affected by this restriction placed on the SIM card. Not sure whether Android simply ignored the instructions on the SIM or how Apple disabled thethering in their OS but I know this was a big problem for Apple users for quite a while.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-15-2015 03:38 AM
  5. rasmasyean's Avatar
    Oic. What about a T-mobile andriod phone like this. Do they change something in the OS specific to the carrier?


    LG Black Optimus F6 T-Mobile No Contract 4G Smart Phone
    LG Optimus F6 4G Smartphone (No Contract) - Newegg.com
    01-15-2015 03:33 PM
  6. rory753's Avatar
    I've used a tmobile lumia 635 on tmobile for internet sharing, and it works great. I've also used 3 unlocked/uncarrier phones(lumia 800, lumia 830, and lumia 1520) for internet sharing on tmobile. Since simple mobile is basically the same as tmobile, I feel this is relevant.
    I've also attempted to use a at&t lumia 920 that I had unlocked to use on tmobile, and internet sharing never worked. theres been threads about this, but essentially, at&t locks the hardware on their phone down so that you can't have internet sharing without using a mobile share plan.
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-15-2015 03:53 PM
  7. badcat's Avatar
    I've used a tmobile lumia 635 on tmobile for internet sharing, and it works great. I've also used 3 unlocked/uncarrier phones(lumia 800, lumia 830, and lumia 1520) for internet sharing on tmobile. Since simple mobile is basically the same as tmobile, I feel this is relevant.
    I've also attempted to use a at&t lumia 920 that I had unlocked to use on tmobile, and internet sharing never worked. theres been threads about this, but essentially, at&t locks the hardware on their phone down so that you can't have internet sharing without using a mobile share plan.
    This is the same tactic Verizon uses as well. "Give us more money and you can tether."
    01-16-2015 06:27 AM

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