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FoxFi Enables WiFi Tethering Without the Cost, No Root Required

Another awesome application to come out of the Play Store today is the FoxFi app. It allows you to use WiFi and Bluetooth tethering on your phone without the added cost of a tethering plan on your carrier’s bill. The best part is there is no root required either so you can install and be up and running in minutes. The app allows you to create networks to use with tablets, laptops or gaming consoles even and lets you create a SSID and password all to your liking. There are many phones supported but there are a few that FoxFi is still working on getting up and running. Users with the Galaxy Nexus and DROID RAZR are reporting no problems whatsoever so head on over to the Play Store and start tethering.

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Cheers Steve, Aaron, and Mike!

  • Raq

    I have the RAZR HD (jelly bean). I downloaded FoxFi connect my son ‘s ipod. When I got into settings from the iPod and add the network and password in, it tells me it cannot find that network. What do I do? Please help. I’m stupid when it comes to this stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576440718 Ed Karen Thomas

    Fox Fi has stopped working on my droid razr since Veizon automaticupdate. What now?

  • matt

    How come I cant use it on Verizon thunderbolt? It say HTC phone is lock. Help please

  • mjy1971

    Will this work on a phone with no phone service?..I have a droid X 2 that I no longer use and wonder if i can d/l this and use?

  • Droidian

    The Federal Communications and Verizon Wireless agreed to a $1.25 million settlement that will also allow Verizon subscribers to use their smartphones as Wi-Fi hotspots at no extra charge.
    The agreement may save some Verizon Wireless subscribers $20 a month. But figuring out who exactly benefits isn’t so straightforward. So we’ve put together this FAQ to help you understand what it means.
    What did the FCC settle with Verizon Wireless?
    On Tuesday the FCC and Verizon announced that they had agreed to settle a 10-month long investigation into Verizon’s management of the 700 MHz wireless spectrum the carrier is using to build its 4G LTE network. The so-called open access rules state that licensees offering service on C Block of 700 MHz spectrum “shall not deny, limit, or restrict the ability of their customers to use the devices and applications of their choice on the licensee’s C Block network.”
    The FCC found Verizon had pressured Google to remove 11 apps from its app stores that allowed customers to use their smartphones to create mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for other devices.
    Under the terms of its settlement with the FCC, Verizon will make a voluntary $1.25 million payment to the U.S. Treasury. The carrier has also notified Google that it no longer objects to the tethering apps. And the carrier also said that it will no longer charge customers using third party apps an additional fee for using their smartphones as wireless modems.

  • http://twitter.com/hardwurkindaddy brian bennett

    By the way, I could not download this from the app store, I had to visit the website and load it because ATT has put this on the dis-allow list (yes I made that up but I am sure its called something similar!)

  • http://twitter.com/hardwurkindaddy brian bennett

    This works great on my Samsung galaxy S2 Skyrocket on ATT!

  • ronskid

    what phone does this work best on i have tmobile thanks

  • umwmt

    i wonder how many people will never realize this exists and pay an extra 20 bucks a month for “mobile hotspot” haha not me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.lynn.12 Devin Lynn

    It tells me to use to Bluetooth mode. What does that mean? Can I still use the hotspots option?

  • inmotion

    What an extraordinary app. It works out of the box. I have a Nexus 7 and a Samsung phone using Foxfi. The Nexus 7 saw the Foxfi WiFi and the N7 was able to connect to my Samsung phone successfully, thus, allowing internet access. Whoever developed this app is darn good and I know this person or company has/have a lot of talent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mnhaque Nazmul H. Palash

    How do I transfer a file?

  • uncle Pauly

    Does this app work with Verizon thunderbolt?

  • Chello!

    They DO charge. It interferes with my Internet and they send me a text saying I used up 100% of my Data and it says something about $100. And my Dad pays for my Phone. I thought Foxfi was FREE.

    And I am on the Computer for at least 5-7 hours a day.

  • agapito72

    does this charge my data antherwords will will my data be efected by this

  • flybikes1330

    I dont get on here much but just thought id let you guys know for useful info ive been using for about 3 months now use it everyday for laptop and ps3 and use between 5 and 7gb a month and no problems yet

  • ?

    is it gonna affect my bill, ? I have a droid x2 from verizon

  • Girl

    The longer the foxfi hotspot is on, the higher the phone bill… :/

    But it finally gave me wifi!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chip-Strong/779551319 Chip Strong

    This app has been out for months.

  • SCB

    I downloaded the app onto my Droid HTC Incredible. No problem. When I went to use it, I got a message that said the application was locked. The message said to use Bluetooth instead. Any way to get around the wifi lockout?

  • joe

    does foxfi work on iphones

  • http://www.facebook.com/butch.peaston Butch Peaston

    Works great even on my rooted Samsung Precedent! (I rooted it specifically to get a wifi – infrastructure – hotspot using Android Tether). Android Tether worked sometime but recently stopped working! In frustration I installed “Foxfi” (free app, no root required) and it works PERFECTLY, and seems less buggy then Android Tether. Plus, your carrier will not know (it’s unlimited – why should they care?). Check description in Goole Play (market) to make sure your phone is not one that doesn’t work (there are a few). These devs deserve a contribution!

  • Johndollar

    Just a thought,

    wifi and blue tooth tethering apps provided by

    the telecommunications
    providers to find you

    Fool me once, shame on you;
    fool me twice, shame on me

  • Culloa1963

    I have read many posts about “rooting” the TB so one can use it for mobile hotspot. Since I have no desire to “root” my TB I would prefer to use a app that allows for tethering to accomplish the same thing. My problem seems to be with the TB. I have tried about 4 different apps from PDAnet to FoxFi only to get the following message that HTC has a Hotspot Lock so I am not able to activate the app unless I use USB. How does one “unlock” so I can use the Wi-Fi app? I am mainly wanting this function for our iPads when we are not in a Wi-Fi area. Thanks for your time.

  • Jesse Hudson68

    If this is free can some one tell me why it keeps record of how much data aka bytes and kilo bytes or whatever it is that im useing? I need to know because if its keel track does that mean im gunna be charged?

  • casillas213

    Still works. Gal nexus.

  • Jayne

    Ok…newcomer here!!  Question (keep in mind I am not tech savey so be gentle please!)  I have a Droid x. (long story short)  We were with Verizon for almost 20 years, when they had many other names!  They did us real bad a few months ago, even by their own admission!  We left and had to get another service.  There is now a debated amount owed on the bill and my Droid has no carrier.  It has wifi and all internet apps etc when I am in the right location.  All that to ask this… can I download Foxfi on my Droid without a phone provider and get internet anywhere?  I’m confused!  Don’t laugh, just be  nice and answer please :D  Thank you and God Bless!!!

  • dude

    Does this foxfi app charge?

  • Koche005

    I have T-Mobile unlimited. Worked fine for a day our 2, then I got a msg to pay up or be blocked. Galaxy s2.

  • JOE MANZELLA

    I JUST INSTALLED IT. AWSOME!!.  BEEN USING PDANET SINCE IT CAME OUT.  I NOTICED THE EXTRA BUTTON ON MY DROID BIONIC UPDATE AND TRIED IT.  WORKS GREAT. 

  • scooby4me

    WORKS WITH GALAXY S2..HAVE HAD PDA.NET FOR A WHILE BUT NEVER USE IT TILL 2DAY..BOUGHT AN XTRA VAIO LAPTOP TO USE AT WORK,SO I DOWNLOADED PDA.NET AND NOTICED THE NEW FOXFI APP,DIDNT THINK IT WOULD WORK WITH S2 BUT IT DOES..2 DAYS AGO I ORDERED THE WI FI FEATURE FROM SRINT 30.00 A MONTH,WANTED TO GIVE IT A TRY..THAT WAS BEFORE DOWNLOADING FOXFI..IN MY OPINION THE FOXFI SEEMS TO BE FASTER THAN THE SPRINT WIFI..WILL BE CNX THE SPRINT WIFI 2MAR….FOR WHAT ITS WORTH A FEW YEARS AGO I HAD A SPRINT TECH TELL ME THAT SPRINT DOES NOT HAVE A WAY TO INSTALL ANY TYPE OF FILTERING GIZMO IN THIER SYSTEM TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM TETHERING..ETC…(BUT THEY ARE AWARE OF THE TETHERING USAGE)HE EVEN WENT SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT AS LONG AS THE CUSTOMER IS PAYING FOR AN UNLIMITED DATA PLAN,SPRINT WOULD TAKE NO ACTION,SINCE YOU ARE PAYING FOR A SERVICE,THEY CANT TELL YOU HOW TO USE IT….OR FILTER IT..NOT ONLY THAT BUT EVEN IF IT IS BURIED IN THE CONTRACT THAT YOU SHALL NOT TEHTER,THEY DONT WANT TO LOSE YOUR BIZ AS LONG AS YOU ARE AT LEAST PAYING FOR AN UNL DATA PLAN…

  • Androidy

    Why isn’t there any information about the FOXFI developer. Is this app free of malware?

  • Deborah

    I see a lot about downloading this to my phone, which I did and it works great.  But can I download it to my laptop and get the same performance?

  • Joewjesus

    I just found this app but my computer is saying limited access no ip address found. I am using a cspire samsung galaxy showcase s. Any suggestions

    • April

      If you find out please let me know bc I’m using the exact same thing and getting the exact message

    • http://www.facebook.com/ben.mann.104 Ben Mann

      Solution should be simple. If you get limited access then on your phone enable the airplane mode for a second, then disable the airplane mode. wait for your 3g/4g data to kick back in, that should fix it.

  • Boris

    Same her, I would love to donate…many thanks to guys who developed it, great work !

    I noticed, some posts mention word “stealing”. Well, I think if carrier charging money for unlimited data (my plan) and does not allow using it – it is carrier who is the thief and stealing my money by dishonest execution of service agreement. These corporate PR doctors just pushing the buttons of decent people who hate being called thieves to make a buck on their sheepish customers. Wake up guys, you are not the ones who steal, you are the ones who are being robbed.

  • juan

    Can someone help me. Cant get it to work with boos mobile lg marquee.

  • Actjackson1987

    Hi I was wondering if u could fix this app to work on a htc rezound?

  • Polkovnik Cole

    Does anybodys internet crash when they use it on the Droid X2?

  • Usmcccy

    Fix for HTC Please!!!

  • jaybels

    I tried to connect with my Razor but when I try to connect it asks me to input a device password, which is not the password i set for the foxfi hot spot, can anyone help?