I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will help?

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I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will help?

I am currently paying $60 for unlimited Call/Text/Data which comes with an 8GB shareable hotspot. It's proving to not be nearly enough and I often find myself inconvenience rather early in the month once the 8GBs is gone. Is there a plan that offers unlimited hotspot? If so how much and how do I switch to it? If there is no plan, is there an option to increase the hotspot GBs received each cycle? I saw in a response on someone else's post that there was something that added an additional 10GB (which would give me a total of 18GB) for $50. Is that true? What do I have to do to make that happen. My children use the hotspot for homework/projects etc, so it's pretty important that I find a solution that will be more convenient because I would hate to have to drop Boost for someone more accommodating. Thank You.

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T. Welch (Premier Customer)
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Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will...

Hi TWelch726! Unfortunately, we don't have an unlimited Hotspot feature and it's not possible to add more Hotspot GB to your plan. We apologize for the inconveniences that this may cause you. However, we do have available a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot device (https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/shop/hotspots/zte-warp-connect/features/) that you can purchase online for $49.99. You can activate it with one of these monthly plans: $25 1.5GB and $50 10GB. If you run out if data, you can purchase a data pack: $5 1GB or $10 2GB. For more information, click here: https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/shop/plans/wifi-hotspots/.

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Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will...

Hi TWelch726! Unfortunately, we don't have an unlimited Hotspot feature and it's not possible to add more Hotspot GB to your plan. We apologize for the inconveniences that this may cause you. However, we do have available a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot device (https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/shop/hotspots/zte-warp-connect/features/) that you can purchase online for $49.99. You can activate it with one of these monthly plans: $25 1.5GB and $50 10GB. If you run out if data, you can purchase a data pack: $5 1GB or $10 2GB. For more information, click here: https://www.boostmobile.com/#!/shop/plans/wifi-hotspots/.

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Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will he

No cell company offers unlimited hotspot. I do feel it could be increased to 10GB though.
Groupie

Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will he

Actually, AT&T, Verizon, and I believe Sprint offer unlimited hot spot. I'm a trucker and need to use my laptop on the road. I've been worth Boost about 9 years now. I'm starting to believe this ship has run its course. For $20 more a month, I get 10GB LTE hot spot, then it's slowed to 128kb/s, unlimited. It sucks that boost manages to stay 5 years behind. I can't even get the Galaxy note 8.
Groupie

Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will he

Actually, AT&T, Verizon, and I believe Sprint offer unlimited hot spot. I'm a trucker and need to use my laptop on the road. I've been worth Boost about 9 years now. I'm starting to believe this ship has run its course. For $20 more a month, I get 10GB LTE hot spot, then it's slowed to 128kb/s, unlimited. It sucks that boost manages to stay 5 years behind. I can't even get the Galaxy note 8.
Accomplice

Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will he

This is incorrect.

The carriers are starting to milk users in a different way. It started when they added a * to "unlimited" terminology.

Dirtiest tricks of salesmen.

 

There is no carrier any longer that carries ANY unlimited, except Verizon, at 80$ a month, for 600kbps. But on the flip side of that plan, you don't get 4G LTE.

 

Personally I'm tired of being lied to, and carriers should change their terminology. All prepay has 5-10GB for mobile hotspots. I personally think prepay deserves better rates and maxes than post-pay. If someone came to me and said, "I'll give you money now upfront" as compared to someone who says, "ya, I'll give ya the money at the end of the month". I would go with the person who has the money right away as having more "credit" than the one mooching.

Groupie

Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will he

Heck I rather pay $50 a month for unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot for work then the page $50 for unlimited talk text and data but be capped every month 8 GB a month for tethering through Wi-Fi is gone in 2 hours roughly 20 GB of tethering data is gone in about a day or so I would rather pay 50 to $60 4 unlimited Wi-Fi uses data than to pay $60 for only 20 GB of data because the $60 plan only has the perk of giving you $20 of data for tethering which is insufficient most computers and laptops eat up that data in no time most people would be pressed to have to buy another phone service just for unlimited data but most companies if not all companies do not sell unlimited data even though it is highly demanded you can give a customer who is paying up to $60 month 4 unlimited usage of Wi-Fi up to 12 megabytes per second no problem 12 Mbps is more than enough for anything anyone wants to do through the internet 12 megabytes per second is sufficient for 50 to $60 for whole entire month Boost Mobile could afford to make their Wi-Fi hotspots Unlimited but would rather charge you $60 a month $120 every two months $240 every 4 months and $720 a year for only 20 GB of Wi-Fi tethering data a month $720 that's enough to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus roughly for that amount amount of money Boost Mobile could stand to make a lot of money if they was to make Wi-Fi tethering Unlimited 12 to 15 megabytes per second is way more than enough Boost Mobile could clean up real good if they were able to do this which they are because I have seen it long time ago when a mobile company decided to do this they were making money every month but when they stop more people stop using their service because Wi-Fi tethering was a deal-breaker for them especially for people in rural areas that don't have the most reliable cell phone service around
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Re: I need more than a 8GB hotspot, how can increase it? Is there an add/different plan that will he

Thanks for the feedback, JVCATHEY. We appreciate the honesty. Victor21