1. BullGuard8's Avatar
    as the title says
    03-24-14 10:51 AM
  2. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Tethering requires a USB cable to be connected between laptop/computer and device, hotspot uses the device to create its own WiFi "bubble" to which devices can connect sans wires.
    andy957, BullGuard8 and hlg8888 like this.
    03-24-14 10:54 AM
  3. just_luc's Avatar
    Also you can usually connect multiple devices to a hotspot, and only one via tethering.
    03-24-14 10:55 AM
  4. BullGuard8's Avatar
    thanks a lot guys
    03-24-14 11:06 AM
  5. punbb's Avatar
    I thought I tethered my phone's connection to my laptop.

    Posted via CB10
    03-24-14 07:35 PM
  6. arlene_t's Avatar
    My mobile hotspot works but my internet tether won't. Think my carrier has something to do with it.

    Hotspot works like a wifi your phone as the modem.
    Internet tethering your phone as a modem with the use of usb cable kind of like when you have a broadband modem and cable direct to your desktop or laptop computer.


    via Q10
    03-24-14 11:49 PM
  7. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Tethering requires a USB cable to be connected between laptop/computer and device, hotspot uses the device to create its own WiFi "bubble" to which devices can connect sans wires.
    While tethering via USB is an option. You can also use Bluetooth. Never tried Mobile Hotspot. But I believe it gives you the ability to broadcast your wireless Internet connection to other devices.

    Posted via CB10
    03-24-14 11:53 PM
  8. 9of13's Avatar
    With Sprint, Mobile Hotspot plan also doubles as tethering. One thing I do like about them....

    Post by 9of13's Q
    03-27-14 11:45 AM
  9. onlybuggin's Avatar
    There must be some more subtle differences here as well. With my 9370 I could tether my PB to the Internet through bridge no problem. but if I attempted to set it as a hot spot, I got messages about additional charges from verizon. Now I'm sure vzw wouldn't miss an opportunity to charge more money for already covered services so I don't know why one flagged and one did not. There may be something there associated with file size limits as well.

    Posted via CB10
    03-27-14 12:34 PM
  10. 9of13's Avatar
    Unless you're on AT&T, Bridge is a free BlackBerry feature. Hotspot and USB tethering is a carrier charged feature. They are apples and oranges.

    Post by 9of13's Q
    03-27-14 03:02 PM
  11. Denny_Crane's Avatar
    While tethering via USB is an option. You can also use Bluetooth. Never tried Mobile Hotspot. But I believe it gives you the ability to broadcast your wireless Internet connection to other devices.

    Posted via CB10
    Mobile hotspot (Wi-Fi) is much faster than tethering via Bluetooth.
    03-27-14 09:27 PM

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