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    Cricket now allowing hotspot (free)???

    Or is the language just confusing on the main "Plans" page?

    Reads like hotspot comes with the plans?

    https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell...t=Browse_Plans

    News to me. Must have missed it.

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    If you read the plans the Unlimited plans have it included but not the others

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    Hotspot is a $10 add-on available on the unlimited plans only.

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    I really wish they'd allow it as a $10 option on all the plans or at least any that are Group Save eligible - 5GB is plenty for a phone and some tablet tethering when traveling, but now it's $25 ($15 additional for Unlimited 2 + $10 hotspot) or $30 ($20 additional for Unlimited + $10 hotspot) more to get that capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecs0013 View Post
    I really wish they'd allow it as a $10 option on all the plans or at least any that are Group Save eligible - 5GB is plenty for a phone and some tablet tethering when traveling, but now it's $25 ($15 additional for Unlimited 2 + $10 hotspot) or $30 ($20 additional for Unlimited + $10 hotspot) more to get that capability.
    If you have to pay $10.00 for it in the 5gb plan you can go to the AT&T prepaid 6gb plan.

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    Its free on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandelstamm1 View Post
    If you have to pay $10.00 for it in the 5gb plan you can go to the AT&T prepaid 6gb plan.

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    If Cricket ever decides to crack down on those of us who tether a little with certain phones I'll probably slide over to At&t Prepaid. Either way, At&t still gets my money. I wonder how much longer we'll be able to find newer phones that tether out of the box.

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    If I were using Cricket I'd probably have already switched to at&t prepaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwite View Post
    Or is the language just confusing on the main "Plans" page?

    Reads like hotspot comes with the plans?

    https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell...t=Browse_Plans

    News to me. Must have missed it.


    Officially, its not free.
    Last edited by RodimusConvoy; 11-29-2017 at 02:39 AM.

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    some say that the cricket galaxy s8 hotspot works out of the box - http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...-Cricket/page2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandelstamm1 View Post
    If you have to pay $10.00 for it in the 5gb plan you can go to the AT&T prepaid 6gb plan.
    But add taxes/fees and a $50 plan jumps to $60 here in the land of Lincoln, compared to $35 (with autopay discount) and all taxes/fees included.

    Nexus 5 still hotspots (rarely) without issue for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbellot View Post
    But add taxes/fees and a $50 plan jumps to $60 here in the land of Lincoln, compared to $35 (with autopay discount) and all taxes/fees included.

    Nexus 5 still hotspots (rarely) without issue for free.
    People still live in Illinois?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandelstamm1 View Post
    If you have to pay $10.00 for it in the 5gb plan you can go to the AT&T prepaid 6gb plan.
    Yeah, I've considered that - there are 3 other group lines we have that are happy with Cricket and sticking around. I figure for my line I'd either move to AT&T Prepaid (giving up VoLTE), or give someone else a shot. I can't complain too much because Cricket has been pretty good for us, but just finding the little pieces to nitpick in their current, somewhat odd plan lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecs0013 View Post
    Yeah, I've considered that - there are 3 other group lines we have that are happy with Cricket and sticking around. I figure for my line I'd either move to AT&T Prepaid (giving up VoLTE), or give someone else a shot. I can't complain too much because Cricket has been pretty good for us, but just finding the little pieces to nitpick in their current, somewhat odd plan lineup.
    AT&T is Tuff on tethering. About all MVNO's using Blue don't allow it. I like Cricket but I need to be able to tether some and I am not into rooting phones anymore. I was on the AT&T 6gb plan for about 9 months. Gave T-Mobile a 2 month run and now back to the AT&T 6gb plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandelstamm1 View Post
    AT&T is Tuff on tethering. About all MVNO's using Blue don't allow it. I like Cricket but I need to be able to tether some and I am not into rooting phones anymore. I was on the AT&T 6gb plan for about 9 months. Gave T-Mobile a 2 month run and now back to the AT&T 6gb plan.
    That's how it seems to me, too. Fortunately, with prepaid it's pretty easy to switch around as long as you're not leaving behind a big balance. I moved my line to T-Mobile (managed to get the old 5GB/100 minutes plan) and left the rest alone on Cricket and the total cost isn't much more. My next step if that doesn't work out is to give the AT&T 6GB plan a try. Tethering isn't make or break, but I did get a Wi-Fi-only iPad this time around, so sharing that connection when traveling can be handy.

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