Smartphone Mobile HotSpot, formerly known as Tethering & Wi-Fi Sharing, is a great way to use your smartphone or tablet's fast data connection with your laptop. It’s easy; you can use USB tethering, a Bluetooth connection, or a Wi-Fi connection to receive Internet access on your laptop through your phone.
With Smartphone Mobile Hotspot, you can turn your phone into a wireless hotspot for up to 5 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!
Alternatively if you subscribe to the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot service, you can use USB or Bluetooth tethering to receive Internet access on your laptop through your phone. With USB tethering, you connect your T-Mobile device to your laptop with a USB cable.
Customers need to be on a qualifying unlimited data plan with at least 2 GB of high-speed data plus have the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature on the account.
Smartphone Mobile HotSpot is available on certain T-Mobile devices; check the Tech Specs for your device for more information or see Supported devices: Smartphone Mobile HotSpot.
What equipment do I need to use Smartphone Mobile HotSpot?
To use Smartphone Mobile HotSpot, you will need the following equipment:
- A smartphone or tablet capable of using the service
- For USB tethering, a USB cable to tether the T-Mobile device to the computer
How do I set up Smartphone Mobile HotSpot?
See Supported devices: Smartphone Mobile HotSpot or search the Community.
Example: "tethering g-slate" or "wi-fi hotspot g-slate"