OS 7.1 Ratted Me Out to AT&T!
Well, well,...it was great while it lasted! After I finally get OS 7.1 loaded,...and used it freely for about 2 days, AT&T called my bluff and required me to activated their WiFi/Tethering Plan. That said, I declined and elected to go back to OS 7.0/261 because even though OS 7.1 provide for some nice features,....I lost my Password Keeper,...the camera was hosed up,..even though I install the Repair COD files.
That said, I will say that I like the WiFi tethering capability for my PC wayyyy better than BT tethering! However, WiFi tethering drinks battery juice a little faster than BT tethering,...however, BT tethering enables longer battery power!
Now that I'm back on OS 7.0, I will wait for the official AT&T version to be released,...and guess what,...I may even pay for the capability! However,...I will deactivate the service on my Moto Atrix and prolly give it to my kid or sell it.
Note, there was one last thing I wish that I had done with my WiFi enabled 9810 and that is an internet speed test with my PC, as I did noticed faster webpage loading when tether over the 9810 WiFi vs BT.
So, for those still on OS 7.1,....have fun and continue to enjoy WiFi tethering!
- 12-23-11, 12:33 PM #2
Yeah, I had it working for a few days too. I don't need to use it much, but I wanted the functionality there for the few times a year when I would need it. All of a sudden this morning, while setting my kids' old Bold 9000's (I took out the SIM and set it up to be an mp3 player, video, and game thing, like an iPod of sorts) up to have wireless access for when we are in the car, and it said Activation Required. It no longer worked! I'm really ticked off with the amount of time and effort it took me to update to 7.1, and now the entire reason for me to have upgraded has been taken away. I refuse to pay extra for tethering as I will use it so infrequently, it's just those few times when I will need it that I wanted it for! Phooey on AT&T.
- 12-23-11, 12:54 PM #3
I have tethering with ATT through the company I work for, and I cannot get it to work. When I go to turn it on, I get a message: "Activation required.. To use this feature, contact your wireless provider and subscribe to a mobile hotspot data plan." I am not sure what my next step is, or if this feature just won't work with ATT.. I have 5gb Tethering already built into my plan..
- 12-23-11, 01:05 PM #4
I guess they feel putting up to 5 computers on their network with WiFi tethering costs a premium.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-24-11, 05:43 AM #9
- 4,360 Posts
Hotspot stopped working for me 2 days ago. Go to start it up and all that comes up is a message about activating it on my acc. Been working fine since the first day that 7.1 leaked. Can't even get to the settings to change the APN and whatnot.
- 12-24-11, 08:15 AM #10
Yeah.. I was going to ask.. How does one change the apn settings. I guess I have my answer. I think it may have turned on for me the first day I got it installed only to start failing that night. That would have been 2 days ago. I bet you ATT enforced some kind of security that day, realizing there were all these enterprising people out there who might be starting to get creative with their phones and data plans... harsh. Homer, if you wind up getting it working again, do post and let us know. This was the primary reason I went to all the trouble of upgrading to 7.1. Mine is a corporate plan, and adding to it requires a whole lot of jumping through hoops and salutations... I think I am stuck with what I have unless a work-around is discovered...
- 12-24-11, 09:31 AM #11
Note, The WiFi capbility is nice,...but again, I couldn't get the Password Keeper app to reload. Again, when I click on "Applications" in DTM, the OS and Apps not show. The Password Keeper contains my life,...I can live with the WiFi capability.
Edit: Many of my Contacts name didn't show,...their numbers were still in my Contacts list,...but names didn't show when they called, etc. So I went back to 7.0/261.
Last edited by JMDBERRY; 12-24-11 at 04:18 PM.
- 12-24-11, 05:12 PM #14
The TCP/Ip not showing on Advance System Settings
Iwas looking to verify the TCP/IP settings on my device after having the problem with the hotspot and the TCP/IP @ advance system settings is not showing up.
HAs anyone had the same problem.
- 12-24-11, 08:00 PM #15
I'm not going to 7.1 yet - I don't really need the hotspot.
I didn't see an option to "Check" the box for the Password Keeper when I did the install of OS 7.1. Just the OS! I'm sure there will be an official version,...as AT&T will surely want yo make $20 per month from 9810 owners off of this capability. They are too $money$ hungry to pass it up.
Np,...gonna wait for the "Official" no problem version.
Thx for the concern,
- 12-26-11, 04:30 PM #19
To change the apn, go to "options" - "device" - "advanced system settings" - "tcp ip". I lost connection to hotspot the other day, and just found where this was relocated to. Report back if it works for you.
That does not exist for me...
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-02-12, 10:50 AM #23
- 122 Posts
- 01-02-12, 12:09 PM #24
I went back, and tried to install it by itself with both BBSAK, and BBHTool. Both state it installed correctly, but I am not seeing it in my list.
What am I missing? strange that that one did not make it into my phone when I did the bulk load after 7.1 upgrade..
Any help appreciated..