Mobile Hotspot: What Is It And How To Use It?

Create your own Wi-Fi network right from your pocket.

Some SIMPLE Mobile service plans are mobile hotspot capable. But what does that mean? A mobile hotspot is basically a portable Wi-Fi network that you can use to access the Internet whether you’re at home or on-the-go. It does everything your home Internet connection can do, except it’s more affordable, pocket-sized, and doesn’t require a long-term contract. So whether you just picked up a mobile hotspot device or you’re thinking about getting one, here’s everything you need to know.

Man using smartphone on couch

Understanding mobile hotspots

With a mobile hotspot device, you can connect nearby smartphones, laptops, and tablets. In fact, some hotspots allow you to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi-capable devices at once, allowing all your family and friends to stay connected when they need it most. And because the hotspot offers high-speed 4G LTE connectivity, watching videos, checking emails, playing games, downloading files, and surfing the web is fast and easy.

To activate your mobile hotspot, you’ll need to purchase a SIMPLE Mobile data service plan – just like you would for your cell phone. The mobile hotspot uses this data every time you turn it on and connect. There are several different plans to choose from, which makes it easy to find one that suits your lifestyle and budget. Home users who require a minimum of data especially can save a significant amount of money each month by switching to SIMPLE Mobile.

Other mobile hotspot features

One of the most convenient aspects of a mobile hotspot device is that you can take it anywhere. It’s not tethered to any one geographic location. Simply charge it, put it in your pocket or bag, and head off to a coffee shop or park to work on your laptop. The battery lasts for up to 14 hours at a time and also comes with power-save options to conserve it throughout the day. Now, you no longer have to worry about spotty, password-protected public Wi-Fi networks. You have everything you need right in your own pocket. In addition, the SIMPLE Mobile hotspot device has LED icon indicators to show network status, battery life, and your inbox.

Try out a mobile hotspot for yourself

Get access to a lightning-fast 4G LTE network and a simple, yet powerful, wireless experience.

With a SIMPLE Mobile hotspot device service plan, you can get access to a lightning-fast 4G LTE† network and a simple, yet powerful, wireless experience. If you have any questions about setting up your mobile hotspot, visit our Tech Support Center online or contact SIMPLE Mobile today.

† To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. A single connected device will experience optimal speeds. Performance will be reduced if multiple devices access data through the hotspot simultaneously. See Terms and Conditions at