Mobile hotspot and tethering

It's pretty simple to use your mobile phone's data allowance for other devices, aka tethering or using your phone as a Personal Hotspot.

You'll need:

  • Data allowance in your mobile plan
  • A 3G or 4G network connection
  • A USB cable (if you want to physically connect your devices) or to connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Please note: Mobile hotspot and tethering is not available on our Unlimited Mobile plans.

Connect using Wi-Fi

  • Turn on tethering or your Personal Hotspot on your phone
  • Choose your phone from Wi-Fi setting on your computer or tablet
  • Enter the password you set up for your Wi-Fi connection on your phone
  • Done

Connect using USB cable

  • Turn on tethering or your Personal Hotspot on your phone
  • Connect your devices using a USB cable
  • Go to settings on your phone
  • Select your phone from the list of network connections available

Connect using Bluetooth

  • Turn on tethering or your Personal Hotspot on your phone
  • Pair your phone and your device
  • On your phone, select Pair and enter the code displayed on your other device
  • Select your phone from the list of network connections available.

Need help with tethering from a specific device?

Use our Device Guides to set up tethering for your phone, we have more than 300 guides available.

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