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Using Tethered Tablet and Android Phone

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by mschore, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. mschore

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    I am using a Samsung Tablet E 9.7 with my P3A. It is not connected to a cell provider. I really like the display size for my uses. However, with the remote connectivity I don't get map updates in the Go app.

    Has anyone been able to use their smartphone with a tablet to allow the tablet to get data via the smartphone?
     
  2. msinger

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    Yes, you can tether your smart phone to your tablet to download the maps. Or, cache them while connected to the Internet before you head out to fly.
     
  3. tcope

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    I do it all of the time. You need to have the right data plan that allows this or us an app such as FoxFi.
     
  4. dmagnus

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    I have Verizon. I have my MiFi in my pocket, which gives me an internet connection wherever I am.
    I guess I could just as easily tether to my phone, too.
     
  5. rickeyfitts

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    I tether my Galaxy Pro 8.4 to my S6 Edge phone at every new location to download the maps, then disable wifi again before take-off. Takes less than a minute. Only prob' is if you are in an area w/out mobile service, which has happened to me a time or two, otherwise it is a great solution.