Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS)


    Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS) is a feature that lets you share your phone's Internet connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. You can also connect using USB or Bluetooth. While tethered, you can still make or receive calls and text messages. Setting up your hotspot is easy! It's included with our Simple Choice™ Plans as well as some of our older unlimited talk, text, and web plans.


    If you're going to be sharing your data connection, you'll want to make sure you have the right data plan. Check out our data calculator to find the right fit for you. SMHS only works in 4G and 4G LTE coverage. View our coverage map.


    No data cap for SMHS

    If you reach your allotment on your SMHS unlimited high-speed (4G LTE) data, your data speed will be reduced. For example, if you're on the Simple Choice unlimited, high-speed 4G LTE plan, and you reach your 7 GB SMHS allotment, your data won't stop, you'll just experience slower speeds.



    Get started with Smartphone Mobile HotSpot

    To use Smartphone Mobile HotSpot, you'll need:


    • A Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or tablet
    • A Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet
    • A USB cable for tethering


    Check the Phones page for setup steps. Select your phone, then look for Mobile hotspot or Tethering under Media & Internet.



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    Smartphone Mobile HotSpot FAQs