Last September I kicked T-Mobile, deactivated my iPhone 6, picked up a Kyocera DuraXE flip phone, and activated that sucker on Ting's GSM network. One of the chief reasons I chose this phone was that I could tether my laptop or deactivated iPhone to it. In day-to-day life I don't want or need a smartphone, but I do travel a lot and appreciate the ability to look up directions or book a hotel on the road.
Problem is, tethering isn't possible on the GSM network unless you have 3G. It's taken me a few months of tinkering and digging to figure this out. And you see, my fancy new flip phone doesn't have access to 3G. This defeats the purpose of having spent extra on a phone with the intention of tethering.
I was wondering if anyone might be aware of a workaround or have any suggestions. For the Ting folks, what allows a phone access to 2G and 4G but not 3G? I'm not the most tech savvy, but I am curious.
This probably looks like a complainy post, but I am a very happy customer. I'm just looking for some suggestions or insights. Thanks a bunch. :)