Prepaid data plan for tethering old iphone as hotspot

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eightball8, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. eightball8 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2008
    I'm looking for a prepaid data plan for an old iphone 4s to use as a mobile hotspot for a month or two.

    Anyone know of a good plan? Will this even work? Going on a roadtrip and would love to have an extra 10gb of data or so to burn through.


  2. afinelion, Jun 26, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017

    afinelion macrumors newbie


    May 20, 2014
    Cricket ( has a bring your own phone plan. You could get their 8 GB plan and add mobile hotspot for a total of $60. You can order the SIM online for $10 or buy one at Target, Walmart, or Best Buy, or for like $3 on eBay. No activation fee if you activate online, but it may be more economical to just add data to your traditional cellular plan. An extra 10 GB does not come at a throw-around "if I need it" type of cost, unfortunately. Everyone has the market tightly cornered to avoid people using it as home Internet, and it's no wonder why when you've got AT&T who has a vested interest in both home and mobile Internet.

    Note that their unlimited plan is not eligible for mobile hotspot. (Of course.)

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    --- Post Merged, Jun 26, 2017 ---
    You gotta love the little blue bars on the AT&T GoPhone website illustrating the difference between 2 GB, 5 GB, and 8 GB. It's like... uh, is this to scale? Apparently 2 GB is about 10 times less than 8.

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