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Tethering a Kindle Fire to a cell phone?

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Posted on Mar 25, 2015 6:13:26 PM PDT
mainer says:
Does anyone know of any cool tricks or shortcuts, when your kindle fire and smartphone are connected? ex. Transferring photos,videos,music...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 6:54:53 AM PDT
King Al says:
You are replying to a post from October 2011, right before the first generation Fire was released.The first generation Fire does not have BT.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2013 6:52:17 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012 11:14:39 AM PST
Lisa Tucker says:
I have htc sensation just dowloaded free hot spot app and connected my kindle fire to it. Problem it would not let me change password to protect my phone from others connecting. Otherwise great option !!!

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 6:59:28 PM PST
cj says:
My kindle fire will not connect to my galaxy sii portable hotspot! Istarted paying the $20/mo fee specifically for my kindle fire and it shows signal excellent, it even says its connected but has the x beside it so it wont get on internet. Getting REALLY FRUSTRATED!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 3:04:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2012 3:05:53 PM PDT
Of course At&t will not help you. They are the ones trying to PREVENT you from using your phone as a hotsopt, so they can charge you per megabyte for the data you use on your phone, per month for the privilege of also using your data on your tablet, and per megabyte on the tablet on top of that.

Also, It has nothing to do with your carrier. The carrier does not matter, it's a function of your phone. Search for "Blackberry Torch 9800 hotspot", and see if anyone has it working. If it won't just buy a phone that will, and stick your sim card in it.

If you buy a carrier free phone like the Galaxy Nexus for example, which has not been intentionally crippled by the carrier. You can literally put your sim card in it, and press hotspot.

They sell them contract free on the Google Play store.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 12:05:57 PM PDT
Thank you A. Dietz, I will do that. Terminology, or lack of on my part makes it hard to explain what I'm looking for. Now I know what to ask AT+T. Thank you so much!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 12:00:04 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
You need to contact your cell phone provider and ask if your phone can make a WiFi hotspot and if so, how much it's going to cost extra per month to be able to do that. You will probably be offered one or more different data plans, so you'll need to decide how much data you think you're going to use. There will almost certainly be extra charges.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 11:52:02 AM PDT
I have a Blackberry Torch 9800 with AT+T and just got a Kindle Fire. Trying to tether? so my Fire can access internet when not in wi-fi range but this all is confusing, sounds like there's extra charges? AT+T has been of no help. Do I just need to download a hot spot app?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:25:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2012 1:27:29 AM PDT
Kaysee says:
I also have a LG Optimus and Kindle Fire. What did you do to tether your fire with your phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 9:16:30 AM PDT
I haven't either. I also looked all over my provider's web site, T-Mobile, and couldn't find anything about it. I have the Unlimited Loyalty plan, been with them for many years, with unlimited data. There's been no change in my billing. I watch movies on Netflix and Amazon on my Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 6:05:19 AM PDT
C. Claisdell,

I agree. So far, I haven't had any problems with tethering...of course, my provider allows it and I have unlimited data. If someone's cell plan is different, then their mileage may vary.


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:04:38 AM PDT
There are replies exactly like yours which suggest someone heard, that they knew someone who said his neighbor's brother in law felt like it would make sense if used too much tethered data that yada yada yada...

I saw no first hand accounts a poster experiencing consequences for tethering.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2012 8:04:06 PM PDT
Did you fix the problem with Joiku, Symbian and Nokia to tether to Kindle Fire? I have the same problem no solved yet. I do not wan to change my Nokia N8. Thanks.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 10:18:50 AM PDT
I use my fire tethered to a LG optimus. Works great! The fire surfs faster this way than the phone does itself. LG must have a REALLY lame processor in that phone!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 8:57:52 AM PDT
It's so funny. I've had the hotspot for a couple of months and every time I tried to connect the Fire to it, it wouldn't connect. I found this thread today and was thinking it might or might not work. Tried once--no go. Then read a bunch more and thought, "I'm just going to try again" and for whatever reason, it worked! Don't know what I did differently, but I'm so thankful! I'm going on vacation and it'll be SO much nicer to carry my Fire rather than my laptop!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 8:40:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2012 8:40:51 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Alison: I have a Droid X from Verizon, also with a mobile hotspot, and I don't have any trouble connecting to the hotspot with my Kindle Fire or my Kindle Keyboard. It is possible! Have you tried a hard reset with your Kindle Fire? (Hole the on/off button down for 30 seconds, then turn back on.)

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 8:14:20 AM PDT
I have a Motorola Droid RAZR running Android version 2.3.6
I have Verizon and my phone supports mobile hotspot (and I pay for the service--it works great with my Macbook)
My Kindle Fire recognizes the hotspot, but will not connect.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 4:06:52 PM PST
M. J. Lopez says:
Disappointed, Verizon intends to charge for the KF usage of my data plan.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2012 1:32:48 PM PST
M. J. Lopez says:
I just loaded the "lite" program on my Droid X2 and it recognized the KF immediately. I still need to see if Verizon is going to be charging for this as I am guessing this is not the same as their hotspot service and I do have an unlimited data plan. Plan to purchase full version.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 7:31:13 AM PST
Tomkin Lee says:
Has anyone been able to connect the Fire to the internet with a HTC Touch II using the Tom Conlon hotspot? It works with my laptops, but my Fire does not detect the hotspot.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 8:07:20 PM PST
Sorry to hear that. You might do a little research about rooting your phone, so your data usage is not supervised by sprint. I know it stinks!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 8:03:37 PM PST
Yeah its not a live link. I dont know why. copy and paste into your browser. If you search for it, it is hard to tell it from all the others ones. Let me know if that doesnt not work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 5:39:53 PM PST
Readfan says:
What is the app you know if it works with Verizon?
I couldn't get the link above to open so I will search for it when I know the name.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 4:35:45 PM PST
Thanks! I did download the free version but unfortunately Sprint will only let me use it as local network. No internet access. I created the network and it sees it and connects but sprint won't allow me to use it without paying for their hot spot service which is way too expensive for the brief amount of time I would need to use it.
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