Carrier Cricket Wireless Now Supports Hotspot for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by madsci954, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I just checked and Cricket now lists the iPhone 5s, 6, and 6s, regular and Plus, as hotspot capable. They only list the 16 and 64 gig models as I don't think they sell the 128 version, but it may work. Option will add $10 a month to your plan.
     

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  2. avanpelt macrumors 68020

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    Charging customers an extra $10 a month to use data in a certain way is ludicrous. Let me use the data I'm paying for however I choose and if I need to buy more data, let me give you more money in exchange for more data. That's how this should work.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the heads up, I always wondered when they would finally add good phones to their hotspot compatibility list.

    Pretty sure you can jailbreak as to get around the $10/mo charge, but it's probably against the terms of service.
     
  4. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Paying $10 more per month is crazy when the plans are only like $40-$55, that's a 20% increase in your bill just to use your limited data as a hotspot.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I thought the whole way these MVNO's could resell the Top 4's services for half-price was precisely by NOT doing "how this should work" things.

    So instead of "how this should work", they give you only full-price phone purchase options, no full speed on congested towers, no roaming agreements, no automatic paper bill option, longer waits for customer support, etc, etc, etc.

    I honesty never thought the Top 4 would let a MVNO even offer the hotspot feature. An extra $10 a month for this feature still makes it a lot cheaper than an AT&T or Verizon plan that offers it. It's now one more reason for people to consider Cricket, at the expensive of its main network provider, AT&T.
     
  6. madsci954 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm now paying $65 a month for unlimited talk, text, and data with a full speed soft cap of 20 gigs and hotspot. No taxes, no fees, and I can leave when I want, I think I'm making out pretty good.
     
  7. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    I guess the ones who have a 6S or 6S+ 128GB are SOL.
     
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Could be better lol
     

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