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All in One WiFi Hotspot and USB Tether by SVTP, an Alternative to FoxFi

We received a tip about a WiFi and USB tethering application made by SVTP, which as Android users, we love. For those who tend to have troubles with FoxFi, you may want to give this one a try. There are two versions: free and professional. The difference between the two is quite large actually, seeing as how the paid version is a whopping $15. That price tag may seem a bit outrageous, but for software that just works and allows for free tethering, it’s up to you whether you think that price is worth it. 

Best piece of advice I could give is to try out the free version first to see if it works best for you. The free version allows for two days of free tethering, then you are limited to just 5 minutes of tethering once per day. Kind of a downer, but sometimes that’s all you need. Plus, a one-time $15 fee is better in the big scheme of things than the $30 per month most carriers charge. Try it out and let us know if you like it over FoxFi.

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Cheers Stew!

  • Doogie

    Foxfi is no longer free, which is the only reason I am looking for another wifi hotspot app.

  • Tonya Hagerman

    I am learning. lol. Could some one explain teathering? I pay for the hot spot thru att. I want to know if there is a way I can use that hot spot without data charge to supply wifi to my home or do I have to keep my current internet carrier and pay for both.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ebvigmo Erik Vigmostad

    Thanks for letting us know about SVTP. I was upset when FoxFi stopped working, but this works fine with JB.

  • BlacksburgVA

    verizon jellybean update stopped foxfi from working. The free version of SVTP does work, so I’ll be spending $15 to screw verizon anyday!

  • Sb_81st

    15 bucks is too much… I’m not paying 15 bucks for any app…

  • xxdesmus

    native tethering (using a toggle) FTW. Works just fine.

  • jhjr24

    Foxfi is great. I have never had a problem with it. Droid RAZR works perfect I am never without Internet for my Nexus 7. But thanks for the information about this application.

  • http://twitter.com/scrwdgeneration Cliff Keene

    All i have to say is, if Verizon catches wind of this and stop tethering on their devices completely (unless you cough up the dough to them) then $15 down the drain!

    • Chronon7364

      I could be wrong, but I thought that I recently read that the FCC determined that tethering is required to be free as per the conditions of Verizon licensing the LTE bandwidth

      • BGRUGGER

        i would like to know about this also!

      • DivingDancer

        They are only required to allow tethering if you are on a tiered data plan. If you are on an unlimited data plan, they are allowed to block tethering. Strange, and not intuitive, but that was the ruling.

        • juicy juice

          Tier. No tier. Unlimited. Grandfathered. Whatever. 4g Lte users get to use their data as they see fit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.larsen.106 Michael Larsen

    I have been using FoxFi also and love it, it works with my GF Kindle touch and also my Samsung Tablet I won’t be changing or paying

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1840745012 Jason Kirk

    Doesn’t work on the Rezound

  • jo

    Does this use RNDIS or does it require some extra software on the PC for USB tethering?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kegan-Miller/100001229795752 Kegan Miller

    Reqires root? Sorry if thats a dumb quesion

  • Buckoman

    If FoxFi doesn’t work, what allows SVTP to work? A hardware block is a hardware block. Just because my Rezound wouldn’t work with FoxFi due to a Verizon hardware block doesn’t allow SVTP to magically work around it.

    • jer85008

      I have a Rezound, unlock/root your phone and use wifi tether. It’s easy and works perfect.

      • Buckoman

        Well, FoxFi and SVTP are meant to work without root. Let’s compare to the common man, shall we?

        • jer85008

          I know, I resisted unlocking/rooting for the first 10 months with my Rezound, I didn’t want to deal with it either. However, I also realized that it was the only way to get what I wanted out of it. Only other option for wireless tether is to pony up $20/month to Verizon. No way I’m paying $440 per year to use data I’ve already paid for (on my tiered 4GB plan).

          • Daniel Maginnis

            Should be free to tether on a tiered data plan, no?

          • T4rd

            On the tiered plans (that were available before the shared plans), no. On the new shared plans, yes.

  • Clifford Larsson

    have been using this for two weeks, it is excellent, I am cancelling my myfi hotspot I pay 50 a month for

    • Clifford Larsson

      I have a razor with big red no prob

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    Ok, I’m just gonna put it out there, I mean I’m over here tryin’ to figure but I got nothing…I’ve been using my phones as WiFi hotspots for a while now, and with JB it has a built in WiFi Hotspot feature that works flawlessly. Two things, why pay let alone $15 bucks and if you have WiFi feature what do you USB tether to and why?

  • SolipsisticPsychologist

    Seeing as I own an HTC Rezound and am not going to root, and FoxFi does not and has never worked with my phone. Well, needless to say that if I find out this app works with my phone, I’ll gladly pay that $15 in a heartbeat!

    • tomn1ce

      try the free version first, that’s what I did with easytether during my OG Droid days….and then when I played with it and when I was happy and saw that it worked (6 months later) I bought the Pro version…

  • Deeznuts

    Guys, if you have a GS3, try POWER TOGGLES. Is a free power control toolbar that you can customize and one of the icons is a hotspot one. You can turn on the hotspot for free without having to open any app!

  • fartbubbler

    15 dolla love you long time

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      haha! oh me so horny soldier boy. classic reference and one that always makes me laugh, and great movie to boot.

  • Chris Dugger

    As normal…. It does NOT work on the HTC Rezound…. But again… It says in the description that it doesn’t work on 90% of HTC phones…

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Oh really, damn, I was actually hoping that was why it’s an alternative to FoxFi, well sh!t there is no reason any sane person would buy this now! I thought it was mentioned on here because it was an alternative for people who can’t use FoxFi, but it seems Droid Life is just pimping us with sponsored garbage once again.

    • jer85008

      No alternative but to unlock/root for Rezound. I held off as long as possible to do it, but am really glad I did now.

  • suddendeath

    biggest question is…..does this work on HTC devices, foxfi didnt work on HTC, namely the thundebolt

  • ForrestTracey

    I’ve been using this app for 9 months now… bought it right after I got my GNex for $10 at the time. It’s been a great app and has worked flawlessly the entire time (I do not and have not used the USB part though). I run stock (no root) GNex ICS of course (and still on the old unlimited plan). I must say that lately when I press on the widget to turn on WiFi tether I get a pop up saying “Sorry, This device not supported” but I press it again and it turns on without any problems…. Might have something to do with Verizon? Very happy with the app though!

  • DigitalEnforcer

    Wait, so can I use this on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and give 4G internet access to my Transformer Prime if I’m out of the house? I swear I tried to use Foxfi with my original Droid and tether my Transformer Prime to it, but it wouldn’t connect.

    • jonboi78

      With my OG Transformer, I could turn on bluetooth on both and tether without any program or charges. That was with my OG Droid and Droid Razr, though both are rooted.

      • DigitalEnforcer

        Hmm… yea my OG Droid was rooted, but my Transformer Prime was not. Is it not possible without rooting both?

        • jonboi78

          I have no idea. The way that I did it, turn on bluetooth on both and pair them. Then on your transformer, it has an option to connect to the internet from your phone. Don’t have both in front of me to be more detailed in the instructions.

  • Stinker

    There are plenty of free tethering apps that DON’T pay DL to post stories.

    • Justin

      You do realize that DL doesn’t get paid to post these, right? Users (like you and me) submit interesting apps, and if they like them, they post them. Hence the “Cheers, Stew!” at the bottom of the article – he’s the one who submitted this app for review.

      • SolipsisticPsychologist

        It’s nice to see someone who actually has a brain and objective mind here, and can look past emotions, and see posts like this for what they really are, bravo.

        • SolipsisticPsychologist

          This was meant for Stinker, but as usual the new Disqus shows it was programmed by a 4 year old.

    • stupidllama

      riiight, becasue i know if i were paying somebody to review my app, i would totally want them to say its a “whopping” $15. and use phrasing like, “seems outrageous” in their review of my app. and that the trial version after two days is “Kind of a downer”. Ya this totally sounds like a bought a paid for review to me.

      • SolipsisticPsychologist

        well they are all bought and paid reviews, at least ones like this are. Apparently you haven’t been here since the site first launched, but apologists don’t deal in facts and logic, so it would not matter.

    • Adam Metzner

      And who would even think for a second that this is a good app when a bunch of ROMs come with tethering built in for FREE. Also there is the oldie but goodie WiFi tether for free.
      http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/ and works with just about any android device.

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      You and give me hope for users here not being completely blinded and can use an objective thought process, something so very rare these days.

  • Alex

    foxfi wont work on Jelly Bean its not supported so this is a good alternative :)

    • BGRUGGER

      if you are on JB, run a rom that supports tether. im using peter alfonso’s bugless beast rom and no issues with it!

  • Teng Taing

    I just use the built in one thats in AOKP JB. Works like a charm, both wifi and usb tethering

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    How about this title instead:

    Just About Any ICS or JB ROM, an Alternative to FoxFi

  • Greg Morgan

    I’ve been using FoxFi, works pretty well. But for $14.99 I will not be changing. BTW, my Network name is “suckitverizon.” You know, since I’m not paying for it… :)

    • http://www.elliottblufer.com Elliott Blufer

      and…I think I’ve found my new network name. Thanks!

      • Justin

        Same here. It’s classy xD

      • jason6g

        lmao i know!!! talk about genious lol

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      I use mine in school because the Wifi there sucks and my network name is iKiler and the password is AndroidFTW because of the iSheep that like to use my network.

    • Camilo Cedillo-Sosa

      The App Call “1-Click WiFi Tether No Root” Work For Me https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.diyphonegadgets.wifihotspot

  • http://twitter.com/darkcomartist darkcomartist

    Haven’t had issues with Foxfi yet but it’s nice to have different options available.

  • http://twitter.com/equip2conceal Equip 2 Conceal

    I have been using it for 2 months and the only issue I have is that when you’re on a call the internet is really slow. Other than that it has ben a great app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Robson/1317522018 Chris Robson

    Foxfi works for me so I don’t really need this and at 15 bucks I’m not interested. Now if Foxfi didn’t work for me I would probably be willing to spend 15 bucks on it.