Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing Overview
Tethering is a great way to use your smartphone or tablet's fast data connection with your laptop. It’s easy; you connect your T-Mobile device to your laptop with a USB cable, and receive Internet access on your laptop through your phone-no Wi-Fi required.
Wi-Fi Sharing allows you to turn your phone into a wireless hotspot for up to 4 devices-no additional wires or cables needed! Just open the Wi-Fi Hotspot application and follow the simple instructions to turn on security and “name” your Hotspot. Simply connect to this Hotspot from your other devices and start browsing over your T-Mobile connection!
Your account needs to have a Web add-on feature of $19.95 or higher to use Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing.
Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing is available on certain T-Mobile devices; check the Tech Specs for your device for more information.
What equipment do I need to use Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing?
To use Tethering or Wi-Fi Sharing, you will need the following equipment:
- A smartphone or tablet capable or using the service
- A USB cable to tether the T-Mobile device to the computer
How do I set up Tethering or Wi-Fi Sharing?
See Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing - Supported Devices or search the Community.
Example: "tethering g-slate"