WiFi tethering with Zenfone 8 not working on.AT&T

tbessietbessie Level 1
edited November 2021 in ZenFone 8

So I recently bought a Zenfone 8 and found that WiFi tethering isn't working.

Every other unlocked Android phone I've ever used has worked with AT&T, but not this one.

I'm trying to figure out if it's a problem with the phone or if AT&T is blocking it for tethering.

Anyone else on AT&T got tethering working?

- Tim


  • Hi, did you get the solution, because i am also having same problem with my mobile

  • On the AT&T forum, they said my plan doesn't support hotspot tethering.

    However, on my old phone - Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact - WiFi tethering was working fine.

    Someone on that forum said that it SHOULDN'T have been working.

    I noticed that the type of phone I had, as known to my AT&T account, used to be some kind of random phone (it didn't say it was an Xperia model), and now that I switched to the Zenfone 8, it now shows the Zenfone 8 model number. It could be that it wasn't recognizing tethering when initiating by the type of phone it THOUGHT I was using, but now that it knows I'm using the Zenfone, it can tell and then reject it.

    In the past, when I've tried tethering without a tethering plan, it worked, but I got a warning. This time, it didn't even work at the start.

    It's all very odd. At some point I'll experiment - I'll move my SIM back to the Xperia, I'll try to change the kind of phone AT&T thinks I have, etc.

    If all else fails, I'll see how much a tethering plan costs, and if it's not exhorbitant, I'll get it and see if that fixes the problem.

    I'll report back here when I've tried all the above.

    • Tim
  • Thanks issue is revolved had the same thing in mind


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