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Verizon wifi hotspots and android devices

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Are the Verizon wifi hotspots available for use with use with anything but the extremely limited options verizon supports with its silly "wifi connect" tool. If that is the case - it would seem that this preticular feature is about is about as useful as  a gallstone.

 

 

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As heard/spotted in http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-Internet/WiFi-Connect-Utility-for-Mac/m-p/400197#M26754

 


I'm not sure when this happened or if it's always been true, but you can use Verizon Wi-Fi with other devices now. See http://wyang0.blogspot.com/2012/01/verizon-wi-fi-f​or-all-devices-mac-linux.html

 

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Re: Using my Verizon wifi mobile hotspots and android devices

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We hav a Galaxy Tablet 3G LTE and we love it.  But the past couple of months, it's 3G Mobile Hotspot is AWFUL.  We cannot connect to the Hotspot consistently.  We constantly have to turn it off and on (or disable from the laptop or Ipod) and try again.

We even sent the Tablet back to Verizon and received another one.  The problem is the same, so I know it's the Tablet.   I borrowed my Parent's JetPack and we had incredible internet.   So, I know it's not our Location or our Laptop or Ipod!!

Yes, we have called Support countless times.  They have us check a different option or they think they have fixed it on 'their end', but to no avail.   HELP, we are so frustrated.

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Re: Using my Verizon wifi mobile hotspots and android devices

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@usedrip wrote:

We hav a Galaxy Tablet 3G LTE and we love it.  But the past couple of months, it's 3G Mobile Hotspot is AWFUL.  We cannot connect to the Hotspot consistently.  We constantly have to turn it off and on (or disable from the laptop or Ipod) and try again.

We even sent the Tablet back to Verizon and received another one.  The problem is the same, so I know it's the Tablet.   I borrowed my Parent's JetPack and we had incredible internet.   So, I know it's not our Location or our Laptop or Ipod!!

Yes, we have called Support countless times.  They have us check a different option or they think they have fixed it on 'their end', but to no avail.   HELP, we are so frustrated.


You might want to post about this issue at the Verizon Wireless forum instead: https://community.verizonwireless.com/

My advice for that though would be to double check your tablet to make sure the firmware is up to date. While it's apparently now illegal to unlock your device, if the device is already unlocked you may want to consider changing the ROM on it if you're so inclined. Sometimes the manufacturers's run of the mill OS has weird bugs like that.

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