03-05-2016 8:26 AM
Solved by: Go to Solution.
03-05-2016 8:37 AM
Is your LG G3 an ATT branded phone? And you have either $45 or $60 plan?
It isn't possible to activate the hotspot on a non ATT device on a GoPhone plan.
03-05-2016 9:58 AM
03-05-2016 10:09 AM
The hotspot is a carrier feature not a phone feature and your non carrier phone is not compatible with GoPhone tethering.
I don't know why, but the problem has come up repeatedly and tech support cannot make it work.
There must be something different with postpaid plans because my non - ATT phone works fine for tethering.
Please note, while ATT will accommodate your non ATT phone, they do not guarantee all features of their network will function. For example, I can tether, but I don't get HD voice.
03-05-2016 10:33 AM
03-05-2016 10:45 AM
Have you contacted ATT to see if they can get it working? It may not, but it's worth a try.
The last person who posted was told incorrectly by customer support that because the $60 plan was "unlimited" the hotspot was not allowed - totally WRONG. And to top it off the CSR provided a link to the Information on the plan, which specifically states the hotspot may be used.
Since the phone was not entirely ATT compatible (international phone) it didn't surprise me. (Side note: iPhone is the exception, the hotspot works)
Update if you get any results, it may help other customers.
08-01-2017 3:41 AM
- edited 09-13-2017 1:56 PM
You can activate the Hotspot for any carrier (Unrooted LG G3 D850 AT&T tested) this way:
1. Install the free SETTINGS DATABASE EDITOR from Play Store and open it.
2. Choose SYSTEM.
3. Find "tether_entitlement_check_state" and touch it to edit.
4.Change "5" to "0" and save changes.
5. That's all.
07-28-2018 3:12 PM
This fix most definitely worked for my LG Phoenix 3 however once the fix was applied my 4glte data was very very slow. My browser wouldn't even load, it would tell me I had to reload the page. Mobile Hotspot worked fine for my friends, a little slow for them too but still worked. Did this happen to anyone else? And if so how to fix that as well?
08-01-2018 7:35 AM