Mobile Hotspot

Temporarily get an extra 10 GB of data on select plans to keep you busy while you keep your distance. After two bill cycles, your extra 10 GB will be removed. Learn more.

What is a Mobile Hotspot?

With Mobile Hotspot, you take the Cricket network with you whenever, wherever we have coverage in all 50 U.S. states. Add the Mobile Hotspot feature to qualifying plans and your cell phone becomes a Wi-Fi Hotspot among multiple devices at the same time! Tether away!

Mobile Hotspot Uses

  • Connect your laptop or tablet to the Internet when you are traveling and on the go
  • Access the Internet from your home when Wi-Fi is unavailable
  • Share your Hotspot with family and friends!
  • Tether among six (6) devices at the same time using Wi-Fi or a USB cable!

What is Tethering?

In data talk, connecting devices to your smartphone to share Internet access is called tethering. With Cricket's Mobile Hotspot feature, you can use tethering to connect six (6) devices at the same time using Wi-Fi or a USB cable.

What are the Requirements for a Mobile Hotspot?

To use Mobile Hotspot you'll need:

  • A current Cricket Unlimited plan or an eligible grandfathered plan
  • The Mobile Hotspot feature added to your rate plan
  • An eligible phone

View our Mobile Hotspot eligible phones

Add Mobile Hotspot

How Does Tethering Affects High-Speed Data?

When devices are tethered to your phone's Wi-Fi network, they use your rate plan's high-speed data. The more devices you connect, the more data will be used. Cricket's Mobile Hotspot feature uses your plan's high-speed data allotment for that line (10 GB of high-speed Mobile Hotspot data for Cricket Unlimited plans). After your high-speed data allotment is used, tethering speeds are slowed to 128 Kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

Complete Mobile Hotspot Terms and Conditions

Mobile Hotspot FAQs

No. The entire charge of $10 a month will be applied to the account, no matter when it is added or removed. For the best value, we recommend adding Mobile Hotspot to your account at the beginning of a new bill cycle.
Yes. Mobile Hotspot allows the user to tether their phone and the Cricket network to another device while also being able to use the smartphone's features.
No. Mobile Hotspot will power off after a period of inactivity. The Mobile Hotspot function is also defaulted to off.

There will be a status indicator on the device showing when Mobile Hotspot is in use.

Yes, if you've added the Mobile Hotspot feature and are on the Cricket Core plan or if you have the Cricket More plan (req’s compatible device). For unlimited plans, for all data usage, Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds when the network is congested.

Tethering is only available through the Cricket Mobile Hotspot add-on feature for $10/mo. If you have an eligible phone but do not have the Mobile Hotspot feature, when you attempt to tether your phone you will be directed to enter this URL into your phone: There you may select the Mobile Hotspot add-on feature.
Visit My Account or the myCricket app and purchase the 5 GB or 15 GB Mobile Hotspot Add-ons. These cost $5 and $10 respectively and can be added as many times as you want.

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