How can I get wi-fi hotspotting on my MetroPCS Android phone?

Episode 903 (1:12:48)

Morris from Santa Ana, CA

Leo says Android is fully capable of being a wi-fi hotspot without rooting the phone, but it's up to the carrier whether or not to allow it. If he can't find the hotspot function, then the carrier probably isn't allowing it. He could install software that would do the hotspot by rooting it, but he might be in violation of his contract and MetroPCS could use that as an opportunity to discontinue his service or charge him extra.

The chatroom says there is a program called FoxFi which actually doesn't even require rooting the phone.