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Samsung galaxy s5
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Asking for sim card before tethering

Boost mobile does not have sim card

Everything works except mobile hotspot which i have on my plan and worked on my gakaxy s3 phone before this
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How would you tether without a working LTE / 3G data connection? Your working mobile data connection is needed to tether to a WiFi hotspot.
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You have Boost's wifi hotspot plan?  That model is a Sprint model... no SIM required so it seems to me that you will need to call Boost and find out why your hotspot plan is not enabled.  Looks like it should be for all calling plans.
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yes i have boost wifi hotspot plan
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Where did you get the phone?  That is a Sprint model phone.  If you bought it on the open market with the intention of using it with Boost, then you may have an issue since Sprint blocked tethering when that phone came out.  You can root the phone and fix this if it is an actual Sprint phone.  http://galaxys5root.com/galaxy-s5-wifi-tether/how-to-get-free-wifi-tether-hotspot-on-sprint-galaxy-s5/

If this is a Boost phone then you need to call tech support because tethering is supposed to be natively supported.
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1. Go to Settings

2. Under "Network connections", go to "More networks"

3. Select Mobile networks

4. Under "Network mode"
    What is your setting? LTE and CDMA, or CDMA... Change it to CDMA, restart phone and try  tethering again.
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Under "Network mode"
    What is your setting? LTE and CDMA, or CDMA... Change it to CDMA, restart phone and try  tethering again.

i changed to cdma and still does not work without sim card but i have sim card now so runs
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sim card worked. thanks for teaching me about phone
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