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How can I enable wifi hotspot -faster-?

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Journeyman

How can I enable wifi hotspot -faster-?

I've used "Personal Hotspot" off and on for a few years, works great.  Some things that have always puzzled me:

  • How to shorten the lag between signing up for the $20/mo Wifi Hotspot at Sprint.com and seeing it available on my iPhone as an option?  Sometimes it's pretty instantaneous, other times I have already had to leave the place I needed it to be connected before it shows.  Is there anything I can do to shorten the gap?  Maybe toggled Airplane mode (so it has to scan again), restart the phone..?
  • Once enabled, what are the circumstances under which my macbook will actually see and connect to the iPhone personal hotspot?  Many times I I (feel I) have to toggle the Personal Hotspot on or off, toggle Airport on or off, restart either computer or iPhone or both before eventually seeing the device on the computer.

Thanks!

And thanks Sprint for offering this killer feature!  I don't like that it's actually a "pay-to-uncripple" my device's capabilities feature, but the once every three-five months I do need to connect, it's been a real boon.  Since we are paying for it, I sure wish it were a more fluid experience.

-Bronius

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Sprint Social Care

Re: How can I enable wifi hotspot -faster-?

photoblogger

We are glad to know you feel satisfy with our Hotspot services. You can either try to turn on and off Airplane mode or you can also do an update profile. Please, try these steps to do an update profile: 

 

1. From the home screen, tap Phone 

2. On the keypad, dial ##873283# and tap the Call button.

3. Tap OK. (The device will search for profile updates and install them).

4. Tap OK.

Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Jeffrey

Sprint Social Care


Jeffrey
Sprint Social Care

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Sprint Social Care

Re: How can I enable wifi hotspot -faster-?

photoblogger

We are glad to know you feel satisfy with our Hotspot services. You can either try to turn on and off Airplane mode or you can also do an update profile. Please, try these steps to do an update profile: 

 

1. From the home screen, tap Phone 

2. On the keypad, dial ##873283# and tap the Call button.

3. Tap OK. (The device will search for profile updates and install them).

4. Tap OK.

Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Jeffrey

Sprint Social Care


Jeffrey
Sprint Social Care

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Journeyman

Re: How can I enable wifi hotspot -faster-?

Excellent! Updating profile by dialing ##873283# did the trick for m! Thank you.

Oddly, I am getting only 3Mb down but 7Mb up!  Unrelated.. Thanks again Jeffrey.

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