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Set up your mobile hotspot

Check your wireless plan to see if it includes mobile hotspot use. Learn how to upgrade your plan if it doesn’t, or how to set up your device if it does.


Make sure you’re on a compatible data plan

Use your compatible smartphone or tablet with these plans:
  • AT&T unlimited plans: AT&T Unlimited Premium®, AT&T Unlimited ExtraSM, AT&T Unlimited StarterSM, AT&T Unlimited Elite®, AT&T Unlimited &More PremiumSM, AT&T Unlimited Enhanced PlusSM, and AT&T Unlimited PlusSM
  • AT&T 4GBSM
  • All AT&T Mobile Share® plans
  • AT&T PREPAIDSM monthly plans: $75, $65, $50, $45, $35, and multi-month plans.

Check your current plan

  1. Do one of the following:
    • From, select View my plan.
    • From, select Plans.
  2. Choose See plan details or Plan details.
  3. Look for Mobile hotspot:
    • Is it there? Great! You're good to go.
    • Don’t see it? Your current plan doesn’t support hotspots. Close Plan details and look for plans that do. Have AT&T PREPAID? Go to Add-Ons to check.

Upgrade to a compatible plan

  1. Go to Update your plan.
  2. Select Change plan and choose a compatible data plan:
    • AT&T Unlimited Premium
    • AT&T Unlimited Extra
    • AT&T Unlimited Starter
    • AT&T 4GB
  3. Follow the prompts to upgrade.

Use a capable device

Most of our smartphones and tablets work as mobile hotspots. A mobile hotspot provides a secure internet connection for other devices through Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, or a USB cable.

Other hotspot options

Know how mobile hotspot use impacts your data plan

Every device you connect, or tether, uses data from your plan. Find out how to check your mobile hotspot data use.
Quick answer

How do I turn on the mobile hotspot for an Apple device?

How do I turn on the mobile hotspot for an Android device?




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