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Mobile Hotspot FAQs

General Information
  1. Mobile Hotspot is a feature that lets you share your Verizon Wireless network connection with other devices, so they can access the internet. Devices connect to your Mobile Hotspot using their Wi-Fi feature. While they’re connected you'll be charged for any data they use per your monthly data plan.

    Many smartphones and tablets have a built-in Mobile Hotspot feature. They may have a different name on your device like Personal Hotspot (iOS), Internet Sharing (Windows®) or Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot (Google™ Nexus devices) but they do the same thing.

    We also carry devices that are strictly Mobile Hotspots. These can go by different names like Jetpack or Mifi. Visit our Mobile Hotspot device page to see which ones are available today or go to our Verizon Jetpack FAQs to learn more.



  2. You'll be charged data usage according to your monthly data allowance whenever a device is connected to your Mobile Hotspot.

    Also, depending on your plan, you may be charged monthly to have the Mobile Hotspot feature on your account.

    The following plans include Mobile Hotspot on capable devices for no additional monthly charge:

    • The new Verizon Plan
    • The Verizon Plan
    • The MORE Everything® Plan
    • The following prepaid smartphone plans:
      • $40 Monthly
      • $50 Monthly
      • $60 Monthly
      • $70 Monthly

    With other plans, you'll need to add Mobile Hotspot to your account and you'll be charged monthly to use Mobile Hotspot on your device.

    Note: Mobile Hotspot isn't available on the $80 Unlimited Data, Talk & Text prepaid plan.

    Concerned about data usage?

    If you need additional data, you can increase your data allowance anytime on the Change Your Plan page in My Verizon and the My Verizon app. For more information, refer to our Understand and Change Your Plan FAQs.

    If you're concerned about data overages, get 15 GB of high-speed Mobile Hotspot data on Beyond Unlimited.

    Note: Thank someone for sharing their Mobile Hotspot with you by giving them more data. Refer to our Data Gifting FAQs to learn about giving data as a gift.



  3. For details about using the Mobile Hotspot feature on an unlimited data size, please refer to the following pages:



  4. No, Mobile Hotspot comes preinstalled on compatible devices. Depending on your device, it may be an app in your App menu or an option under Settings. It may also be named something different than Mobile Hotspot, like Personal Hotspot (iOS), Internet Sharing (Windows) or Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot (Google Nexus devices). But these all do the same thing.

    For instructions specific to your device, visit the Mobile Hotspot section of the Device Support page for your device, or refer to your device's User Guide. You can find the online version of your User Guide in the Device-Specific Instructions section at the top of the Device Support page.



  5. If you have one of the following plans, Mobile Hotspot is included in your plan, and you don’t need to add it to your account:

    • The new Verizon Plan
    • The Verizon Plan
    • The MORE Everything Plan
    • The following prepaid smartphone plans:
      • $40 Monthly
      • $50 Monthly
      • $60 Monthly
      • $70 Monthly

    Otherwise, go to the Products & Apps page in My Verizon and click the Manage My Products tab. Mobile Hotspot will be listed here if you already have it. If you don’t see it, you can add Mobile Hotspot in My Verizon for capable devices and plans.



  6. You can add Mobile Hotspot to your account online anytime in My Verizon.

    Note: Mobile Hotspot is already included with many plans and you don't need to add it.

    To add Mobile Hotspot to your account:

    1. Go to the Products & Apps page in My Verizon.

    2. In the Get Products section, find the Mobile Hotspot option.

      Note: If you don’t see Mobile Hotspot listed, you either have it on your account already or you aren’t eligible to add it at this time.

    3. Tap Get It Now.

    4. Select which device(s) you want to add Mobile Hotspot to.

    5. Tap Confirm Purchase.

    You've successfully added Mobile Hotspot to a device on your account.



  7. You can see your Mobile Hotspot data usage anytime in My Verizon:

    1. Go to the My Bill page in My Verizon.

      Note: If you have a prepaid account, you can find your data usage under the Data tab of the My Verizon app.

    2. Click the Data tab.

    3. From the Details For dropdown, select the device you want to view usage details for.

    4. From the Usage Type dropdown, click Connect / Hotspot.

    Your Mobile Hotspot data usage will display.

    If you're concerned about data overages, get 15 GB of high-speed Mobile Hotspot data on Beyond Unlimited.



  8. See our list of available smartphones and tablets that are compatible with Mobile Hotspot. We also carry devices that are strictly mobile hotspots. If you have an older device, refer to the User Guide to confirm if Mobile Hotspot is compatible.

    For instructions specific to your device, visit the Mobile Hotspot section of the Device Support page for your device, or refer to your device's User Guide.



Using Mobile Hotspot
  1. This varies by device. Some allow up to 10 devices at a time, while others allow a maximum of 5. Refer to your device's User Guide to see how many devices can be connected.

    You can find the online version of your User Guide in the Device-Specific Instructions section at the top of the Device Support page for your device.



  2. Mobile Hotspot service is available anywhere you have 4G LTE or 3G service. Refer to our Coverage Locator to confirm there's service in your area.



  3. Yes, you can use Mobile Hotspot while traveling outside the US if you have a standard monthly account* and a connection to our 4G LTE network. However, we recommend using Verizon Wi-Fi Connect, which lets you connect to international Verizon Wi-Fi hotspots around the world because using data while traveling outside the US can be expensive.

    *Prepaid accounts can currently only use Mobile Hotspot within the US.



  4. For instructions specific to your device, visit the Mobile Hotspot section of the Device Support page for your device, or refer to your device's User Guide. You can find the online version of your User Guide in the Device-Specific Instructions section at the top of the Device Support page.

    iOS: Refer to the Share your Internet connection with Personal Hotspot article on Apple's website.



  5. On compatible iOS devices, it's named Personal Hotspot.

    Refer to the Share your Internet connection with Personal Hotspot article on Apple's website to learn how to use it.



  6. On Windows devices, it's named Internet Sharing and is located in Settings.

    For device-specific instructions on how to use it, visit the Mobile Hotspot section of the Device Support page for your device, or refer to your device's User Guide. You can find the online version of your User Guide in the Device-Specific Instructions section at the top of the Device Support page.



  7. You connect to Mobile Hotspot the same way you'd connect to any Wi-Fi network:

    1. Open your Wi-Fi settings and scan for available networks. Your Mobile Hotspot name (SSID) should appear in the list.

    2. In the list of available Wi-Fi networks, select the name of the Mobile Hotspot.

    3. If requested, enter the Mobile Hotspot password.

    4. Tap Join or Connect.

    You've successfully connected a device to your Mobile Hotspot.



  8. Yes, you can set Mobile Hotspot to turn off automatically for some devices:

    • Android® - Power Mode
    • BlackBerry® - Auto Shutoff Timer
    • iOS - Automatically shuts off when the hotspot is inactive

    With these settings, Mobile Hotspot automatically turns off after a specific period of inactivity. This can help you save battery power by ensuring Mobile Hotspot is only on when you're using it.

    Note: Some devices may never stay inactive long enough for this feature to work because apps, updates and more are often running in the background.

     



  9. Yes, you can change your security settings to None, meaning that no password will be required to connect to your Mobile Hotspot.

    Note: Without a password, unauthorized users may be able to connect to your Mobile Hotspot, resulting in unexpected data charges.



  10. The SSID is the unique name of your Mobile Hotspot that people see when scanning for available Wi-Fi networks. When you turn on the Hide SSID option, your Mobile Hotspot can't be seen by nearby Wi-Fi devices.



  11. Our Troubleshooting Assistant may be able to help you:

    1. Go to the Troubleshooting Assistant.
    2. Select your device.
    3. Hover over Data Connection / Browser.
    4. Click Mobile Hotspot.
    5. Follow the steps presented to resolve your Mobile Hotspot issue.


  12. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Nexus and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the US and other countries and is used under license. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. BlackBerry® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the US and countries around the world.

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