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My Samsung® Galaxy S® III by Steve Schwartz

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Creating a Mobile HotSpot for Wi-Fi Devices

Using the phone’s Tethering and Mobile HotSpot settings in combination with your 3G or 4G data connection, your phone can become a hotspot through which up to eight Wi-Fi devices can simultaneously connect to the Internet. (Note that some carriers call this a mobile hotspot, while others call it a portable hotspot.)

It’s a Plan Add-On

Creating a hotspot and tethering (discussed in the next section) normally aren’t part of a data plan; they’re an add-on. Sprint, for example, charges an additional $29.99 per month for these capabilities and limits you to 5GB of data. If you use this feature only sporadically (such as while traveling), you can add it to your plan when needed and then cancel at the end ...

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