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Turn your Samsung Galaxy S3 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly

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I have a Walmart Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3. How do I get WiFi tethering on it?

I want to know how to enable WiFi tethering on my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.

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Unfortunately, Straight Talk does not allow tethering on its smartphones by default. This is because the savings you get through Straight Talk are provided by taking away features that you would normally get from a bigger carrier. However, there is a way that you can tether your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your computer or tablet while it's on Straight Talk. It requires rooting your device, which can break it, but it's the only way you'll be able to tether with your phone. It's a difficult procedure; thankfully, VisiHow has a great guide on how to root your Samsung Galaxy S3. Click here to read the guide so you can root your phone. Once your phone is rooted, you can install one of the following root-only WiFi tethering applications to tether your phone to your computer or tablet:

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Note: since Straight Talk does not officially allow tethering on its smartphones or plans, you may get a notice from Straight Talk telling you that you need to stop tethering. Most users are able to tether with no issues; however, if you get one of these notices, you will want to stop tethering immediately. Violating their terms may result in the termination of your service.

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Why won't my hotspot WiFi on my Galaxy S3 turn on?

It won't come on it always says something about a temporary connection problem

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, but I have Straight Talk. For some reason it won't let me activate my hotspot?

Is it that I must have an AT&T plan to use the service?

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I'm trying to figure out how to add another WiFi to my phone. I only have my wireless modem at home added to the phone. I want to be able to connect when I am away from home?

I added my WiFi from home. (Belkin) But I can never connect online when I'm away from home

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Turn your Samsung Galaxy S3 into a wifi hotspot to share internet with your laptop wirelessly
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I have Samsung Galaxy 3 from AT&T, looking first of all to see if I can switch it over to Straight Talk from which I have service now?

I have Samsung Galaxy 3 from AT&T, looking first of all to see if I can switch it over to Straight Talk from which I have service now

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Can I use any of the Samsung Galaxy phones with Straight Talk and also use the hotspot feature for unlimited internet access?

Using Straight Talk with Samsung Galaxy to create a hotspot for home internet

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