1. aphBB10's Avatar
    I am running the Z10 on Verizon and have been using the HotSpot feature. What's the difference between HotSpot and Tethering (which is also an option with the phone)?

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    06-20-13 09:16 AM
  2. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Functionally, not much difference between the two, it's just sharing one device's data with another. I believe the term hot spot is generally used to refer to such connections made over wifi when the data enabled device acts almost like a small router (can have multiple client devices) whereas tethering is used when referring to other methods (ie Bluetooth or USB) where there's only one client device.

    Carriers normally treat it the same, so make sure your data plan includes tethering or else you'll be paying overages.
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    06-20-13 09:30 AM
  3. anon(3896606)'s Avatar
    I believe tethering is using BlueTooth and selecting one single device to share whatever with...
    A Hot-Spot on the other hand is basically a mobile wi-fi network, that anyone who knows the password (if the setting is turned on) can connect to.
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    06-20-13 09:50 AM
  4. aphBB10's Avatar
    Makes sense thanks!

    Posted via CB10
    06-20-13 10:33 AM

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