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    No hotspot on J7 Sky Pro

    There is no hotspot feature on my J7 Sky Pro. Has anyone downloaded a hotspot app that works ? Thanks.

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    Did you call your provider to enable the feature ? My Samsung Galaxy 9+ has the option greyed out since I didn't want to pay extra to use it.
    Don't make me turn this car around.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard-Head View Post
    There is no hotspot feature on my J7 Sky Pro. Has anyone downloaded a hotspot app that works ? Thanks.
    Is the hotspot feature not there or there, but doesn't work?

    Generally speaking, there are no third party hotspot apps that work anymore on phones since about 2013.

    What is your phone full model number and what service and service plan are you using it with?

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    It is a Samsung J7 Sky Pro Straight Talk phone and the option is not on the phone anywhere and not greyed out.

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    Did you buy the phone from Straight Talk ? Is it unlocked from another provider ? I am wondering that if it is from another carrier you might have to flash the carrier ROM or ST might not support the feature.

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    I bought it from Wallyworld. I is on Verizon. Thanks.

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    Definitely reach out to ST for technical assistance. Too many variables for us to speculate on.

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    I don't think it is allowed on my plan. I was looking for a work-around. Thanks for the responses !

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    SM-S727VL is the model # of the J7 Sky Pro. I forgot to include this earlier.

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    I meant to say it is on Verizon...
    Quote Originally Posted by Hard-Head View Post
    I bought it from Wallyworld. I is on Verizon. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard-Head View Post
    SM-S727VL is the model # of the J7 Sky Pro. I forgot to include this earlier.
    That is a Tracfone/Straight Talk model. Are you sure you have looked in all of the Settings menus?

    If Hotspot is not there, and not blocked, it is unlikely that there is a work around.

    FWIW, I just looked at my Tracfone Moto E5. It has Hotspot and it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobdevnul View Post
    That is a Tracfone/Straight Talk model. Are you sure you have looked in all of the Settings menus?

    If Hotspot is not there, and not blocked, it is unlikely that there is a work around.

    FWIW, I just looked at my Tracfone Moto E5. It has Hotspot and it works.
    Yes. I've had this phone for a long time and it is definitely not there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard-Head View Post
    It is a Samsung J7 Sky Pro Straight Talk phone and the option is not on the phone anywhere and not greyed out.
    Not all Tracfone models have hotspot/tethering. The later "DL" models seem to have this. Ones that do will have a menu with WiFi, USB, Bluetooth options.

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    I had a Nokia e5 that I used an app called joikuspot to make the phone a hotspot. The Android version doesn't work on my Samsung. I was hoping to find a third party app to install like I did on the Nokia. Guess I'm out of luck. Thanks for the input everybody !

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