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Create an AT&T PREPAID hotspot

Easily share your AT&T PREPAID (formerly GoPhone) high-speed Internet connection with other devices. Use your smartphone or a dedicated AT&T PREPAID Mobile Hotspot device.


Learn to set up an AT&T PREPAID mobile hotspot and connect to other devices by tethering


To create a personal mobile hotspot with your AT&T PREPAIDSM (formerly GoPhone®) smartphone, you'll need:
  • A hotspot-capable smartphone.
  • Data available in your plan that's shared with other devices.
  • To be within the AT&T coverage area.

Set up a mobile hotspot

View Device Support Tutorials to determine if your smartphone is hotspot capable and learn how to create a mobile hotspot. Look for tutorials featuring hotspot, mobile hotspot, personal hotspot or tethering, as device manufacturers may use any of these terms.  

The hotspot network name and password are found in the configuration menu of the mobile hotspot feature on your smartphone.

Connect to your mobile hotspot

To use your AT&T PREPAID mobile hotspot to connect other Wi-Fi capable devices to the Internet:
  1. Turn on your mobile hotspot device.
  2. Press and hold the power button for two seconds on the Wi-Fi capable device you want to connect and then open your Wi-Fi/network connection manager.
  3. Find your AT&T PREPAID mobile hotspot's Wi-Fi network name (UNITE-xxxx) and connect.
  4. Enter your AT&T PREPAID mobile hotspot's Wi-Fi password. It's displayed on the screen of your mobile hotspot.
  5. Launch your Internet browser.

International data roaming is currently not available for AT&T PREPAID or AT&T PREPAID Mobile Hotspot devices.
Last updated: April 20, 2018

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