How do I set this up? Do I need a separate service? I tried tethering & portable hotspot under Settings and it tells me I need to subscribe to Mobile Hotspot/Mobile Broadband Direct.
Settings > more > tethering&portable hotspot > pick from usb, wifi or bluetooth. | with the wifi option notice just under the wifi setup press and setup a passwd. Back out and then press/check portable wifi hotspot.
Any option works Ive used/use them on the go from time to time w/my nexus 7.
You do not need to pay extra it comes w/your account, if you kept your unlimt data make use of it before they yank it away from you.
hope that helped... enjoy
and one more:
Just google `how to remove tethering provisions`.
If the OP still has the unlimited data plan, they still need to add and pay for the mobile hotspot feature.
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