Can You Use a T-Mobile Hotspot to Cut the Cord on Comcast and Spectrum Internet?





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Women Using LaptopEarlier this month, we shared a post about cutting the cord without home internet. In that post, we included mobile hotspots as one option. In a note about that option, we mentioned that streaming with a hotspot for any significant amount of time wouldn’t be realistic.

In this post, we’re discussing whether it’s possible and cost effective to use a T-Mobile hotspot to cut the cord.

Is It Really Unlimited?

The T-Mobile hotspot feature says that you’ll get an unlimited 4G mobile hotspot with high-speed data up to your plan’s limit. After you reach the limit on your plan, you’ll move from full speed down to 2G speed, slowing your connection significantly.

How Much Does It Cost?

To access the T-Mobile hotspot, you’ll need to add one of the Mobile Hotspot Data Plans. Here’s what the company offers and how much you’ll pay monthly.

  • 2GB for $10/month
  • 6GB for $25/month
  • 10GB for $40/month
  • 14GB for $55/month
  • 18GB for $70/month
  • 22GB for $85/month

Can I Stream to My TV?

We’ve seen a lot of questions about whether it’s possible to use a hotspot to stream to a TV, rather than paying for internet service. There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering this.

  • Your speed and resolution will decrease when you hit a limit on your plan.
  • Hotspots won’t always connect to every streaming device or smart TV.
  • Your hotspot signal may not be strong enough to give you the signal required.

How Can You Get a T-Mobile Hotspot?

New T-Mobile customers can sign up for a hotspot online or by calling 1-800-TMOBILE. Existing customers can login to the T-Mobile website or app or call 611 for customer service. You can find a full rundown of plan costs here.

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