The prepaid plans do not explicitly say whether Hotspot is available or not. Seriously, I can't find the answer either way.
There are no contracts any more. Which means, with the new Value plans you have the same benefit of Prepaid of getting to leave any time you wish. (It also means you get a monthly bill for expensing, priority over prepaid traffic on the network, conditional call forwarding to use a third party voicemail [or forward calls to another line], the opportunity to use EIP to get new devices, and other perks of being on a Value plan)
Which means you could sign up for the $60 Value plan (2.5GB) which includes Hotspot at no additional charge.
The $70 has ONLY 500MB Hotspot (since there is no high speed data cap on it).
The prices quoted above are from the T-Mobile website
Hey jjwilde2! We do offer the Wi-Fi Hotspot and Tethering feature on prepaid lines for the $50 and $60 plans as an additional feature. You can contact us via 611 from your phone to add this or get more details.