Smartphone Mobile HotSpot (SMHS) - also referred to as Wi-Fi Sharing or tethering - lets you securely share your device's Internet connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices on T-Mobile’s high-speed nationwide network. If you want a plan with SMHS - check our Magenta or Magenta Plus​ plans.

 

COVID-19 update

We're here for you: During times of need, T-Mobile is here to help. Check out the COVID-19 customer updates page to learn more about getting 20 GB of free Smartphone Mobile HotSpot data.

 

Use SMHS

You'll need the following to use SMHS on your device

Turn on and start using

  1. On your SMHS device, turn on Personal Hotspot or Wi-Fi Sharing (SMHS).
    • Steps for turning SMHS on vary by device.
    • Choose your device and look in the Connections & Network drawer for device-specific steps.
  2. On the device you want to share data with, connect to the mobile hotspot network you just turned on.

If you don't want to use Wi-Fi, you can use a USB cable to connect to other devices (additional software and setup may be required on your device -- you can check the Devices page for steps).

 

Check SMHS amount & usage

  • Shows you how much SMHS is included with your plan. This appears with your data & add-ons.
  • ​Helps you view how much SMHS you've used.

 

Troubleshooting

 

Cost and eligibility

  • SMHS is included with Magenta, T-Mobile ONE, and Simple Choice plans.
  • The price varies depending on the data allotment of your plan, such as 3 GB with our Magenta plan or 20 GB with Magenta Plus.
  • You can add more high speed data if you need to. Use My T-Mobile or the T-Mobile app to view available options.
  • A data feature is required on your line for SMHS to function.

 

What's Smartphone Mobile Hotspot (SMHS)?

  • SMHS lets you share your phone, tablet, or Wi-Fi Hotspot's high-speed data with other Wi-Fi enabled or tethered devices.
  • You can share your Internet connection with up to 10 devices.
  • While connected to SMHS you can still make and receive calls and texts on your phone.
  • SMHS on your device is different from location hotspots, like the Wi-Fi you connect to at a coffee shop or airport, and hotspot devices, like the devices sold by T-Mobile.

 

Additional details

  • For Simple Choice customers, once you reach your high-speed data allotment, your SMHS and on-device data speed is reduced to 2G speeds.
  • Customers with a Simple Choice unlimited plan will have their SMHS speeds reduced after using 14 GB of mobile hotspot data. In either case, your data won’t stop — you’ll just experience slower speeds until the end of your billing cycle.

 

 

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