Anyone any luck with using FP3 as a hotspot with Vodafone UK? With me the hotspot functionality itself works (I tried this with different devices i.e. laptops) but without internet connection (i.e. I can get connected but without internet). Mobile data on the FP3 itself works.
I’m guessing this has something to do with APN settings (if this is something I can do anything about myself), but applying those as on [https://support.vodafone.co.uk/?CONFIGURATION=1000&PARTITION_ID=1&CMD=BROWSE_TOPIC&DISPLAY=SETTINGS&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTRY=us&cid=rdr-14122-02\] --> “setup phone internet settings manually” --> “Android” led to no avail. I contacted FP and they are hopefully now looking into a solution as well, but Vodafone couldn’t help me so far and I thought I’d post it here as well anyway (perhaps I’m just missing something, or, perhaps worse yet, my phone was ‘partially broken’ on arrival already?). I bought the FP3 new from FP and restarted it several times and took SIM and SD cards out several times already while trying to resolve the issue. One of the suggestions from FP was to perform factory reset and to test with SIM cards from family and friends, but those are steps I’m not very eager to take at this point in time (understatement).
Tested using different types of networks (4G/3G/2G) manually already, didn’t help. The SIM works fine with hotspot & internet with my old phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, so I’m just guessing it’s not the SIM card itself that’s causing trouble here. I also copied the APN settings that work on the S5 active to the FP3, also creating a ‘hybrid’ of network-automatically-provided setting and setting that worked on the S5 hoping that that might work, but none of these led to a working solution.
FWIW, I’m a Vodafone Pay monthly customer (as far as I’m aware). I’m seeing that there are apparently similar topics on this forum for FP1 and 2, but was hoping that this issue would have been resolved for FP3 already.
Thanks in advance for any pointers.
EDIT: this solution (“Mobile hotspot issue : no more internet connection”) apparently worked! (I preferred to try this one first rather than “Hotspot: wifi working ok but no internet conection” as it seemed slightly less invasive to me – the latter involved deleting a file…)