Want more freedom with your high-speed data?

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!


Use Mobile Hotspot to:

  • 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 multiple 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 multiple devices at the same time using Wi-Fi or a USB cable.


Mobile Hotspot Requirements

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


How Tethering affects High-Speed Data:

When devices are tethered to your phone's Wi-Fi network, they are using 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. Depending on your plan, this could use up all your allotted high-speed data.
To get more high-speed data, you can add 1GB of data for $10 or upgrade to a Cricket Unlimited plan.

Complete Mobile Hotspot Terms and Conditions


If I add or remove Mobile Hotspot in the middle of my bill cycle, will the feature be prorated on my bill?

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.

If my phone is tethered, can I continue to use my phone's voice and data features?

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.

Is Mobile Hotspot always running? I don't want to run out of data if I am not using it.

No. Mobile Hotspot will power off after a period of inactivity. The Mobile Hotspot function is also defaulted to off.

How can I tell if Mobile Hotspot is running?

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

Will Mobile Hotspot work if I am roaming?

No. Mobile Hotspot will not work with domestic or international roaming.

Why am I being redirected when I try to enable tethering on my phone?

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: www.cricketwireless.com/hotspot. There you may select the Mobile Hotspot add-on feature.

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