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Old 01-08-2020, 10:10am   #1
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 through Straightalk. I also have a laptop. How can I use the laptop through the phone data connection? I need to access a business website that has images that are too small for my phone.
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Some phones have tehering enabled or can be... Turning your phone into a hotspot.
You can usually pay for tether usage also, depending on plan.
I use Pdanet /foxfi for usb tehering to a laptop. Paid version only one worth anything. Doesn't work on all phones either.
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Pull down the connections menu.

Does it say tethering or hotspot?

Does your plan include it? Most plans do not as it is an added feature.
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Pull down the connections menu.

Does it say tethering or hotspot?

Does your plan include it? Most plans do not as it is an added feature.
Nothing listed. Oh well.
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Nothing listed. Oh well.



It's there. I assure you. My Note 3 does it so surely yours will.

https://support.bell.ca/mobility/sma..._as_a_portable
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It's there. I assure you. My Note 3 does it so surely yours will.

https://support.bell.ca/mobility/sma..._as_a_portable
Since my battery back-up died and my laptop did not get charged, I will have to wait to figure it out. The thing is completely dead.
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Since my battery back-up died and my laptop did not get charged, I will have to wait to figure it out. The thing is completely dead.
You gots troubles mang
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Since my battery back-up died and my laptop did not get charged, I will have to wait to figure it out. The thing is completely dead.
That's one way to eliminate your connectivity problems.
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Since my battery back-up died and my laptop did not get charged, I will have to wait to figure it out. The thing is completely dead.
Ok, I can help with that. Cell phones usually come with what is called a charger. If you don't have one, go to walmart and buy one. You plug it into a wall outlet and plug the little wire in the bottom of your cellpone. After awhile, you will be good to go.
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It's there. I assure you. My Note 3 does it so surely yours will.

https://support.bell.ca/mobility/sma..._as_a_portable
Prepaid providers typically issue modified phones with some features (such as hotspot) removed.

With monthly service providers, hotspot is usually an extra cost option, so even if the phone itself has the capability, tethering still won't work until the option is enabled by the provider.



Easiest solution: Just take the laptop to a McDonald's or Starbucks and use their WiFi.
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Ok, I can help with that. Cell phones usually come with what is called a charger. If you don't have one, go to walmart and buy one. You plug it into a wall outlet and plug the little wire in the bottom of your cellphone. After awhile, you will be good to go.
My cell is fine. The battery back-up I had my laptop plugged into is dead. The surge side works, but the battery side is dead.
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Prepaid providers typically issue modified phones with some features (such as hotspot) removed.

With monthly service providers, hotspot is usually an extra cost option, so even if the phone itself has the capability, tethering still won't work until the option is enabled by the provider.



Easiest solution: Just take the laptop to a McDonald's or Starbucks and use their WiFi.
I need a laptop sized cellphone.
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My cell is fine. The battery back-up I had my laptop plugged into is dead. The surge side works, but the battery side is dead.
Oh! now that is over my pay grade.
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No one who is over 80 should even have a cell phone.
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No one who is over 80 should even have a cell phone.
Or a laptop. Or a UPS.
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No one who is over 80 should even have a cell phone.
It's really difficult to drive slower. Unless I am in town.
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Old 01-09-2020, 9:36pm   #17
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Found an old tool from Rockwell Intl that would help ya.....

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Or a laptop. Or a UPS.
UPS delivers here all the time, not as often as Ammozone or Fed Ex.....but see the truck at least once/day......

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