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T-Mobile Expected To Add Mobile Hotspot To All Active Plans (Even Prepaid) And Move To More Lenient Soft Caps On June 12th

A new leak points to big changes about to hit T-Mobile, and these are the good kind of changes. According to TmoNews, the carrier will be adding mobile hotspot to all active plans (even prepaid) on June 12th. It will also boost some hotspot caps and stop using hard caps entirely.

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Federal Communications Commission Says Blocking Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots Is Illegal (Cough, Cough, Marriott)

If you're a hotel manager, especially at a big, fancy hotel where people can expect to pay a convenience fee for running water, you might be tempted to charge an iniquitous amount of money for your guests to access the Internet. Your guests, in turn, might tell you to suck it and use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature built into just about every new smartphone being sold today. That might make you turn around and consider doing something drastic, like, say, implement an elaborate system of jammers to block or spoof signals and make personal Wi-Fi devices useless.

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The ZTE Spro 2 Is An Android-Powered Smart Projector With Google Play Access, An LTE Hotspot, And Too Few Vowels In Its Name

When a regular projector simply won't do at your next business meeting, there's the ZTE Spro 2. This mini projector has a touchscreen and runs Android with full access to the Play Store. It's probably a really slick way to project slides on the wall, but I feel like someone unnecessarily dropped some vowels from the name (or maybe a hyphen or something).

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[Deal Alert] HooToo TripMate Elite 6000mAh All-In-One Battery, AC Adapter, Personal Cloud, And Hotspot Device $41.99 On Amazon After $5 Coupon Code

Is it too much to ask to have a device that simply does all the things? You know, all the things. It can plug into the wall for power, store 6000mAh worth of juice when an outlet isn't close by, function as a hotspot for nearby devices, and serve as a personal cloud that shares USB storage wirelessly. This sounds like a great thing to have while traveling, so seriously, is wanting one too much to ask?

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Karma MVNO Is Finally Moving To LTE: Karma Go Hotspots Ship In December For $149, Or $99 If You Pre-Order

Remember Karma? It's OK if you don't - this data-only MVNO with a focus on sharing has been relying on Sprint's outdated WiMax network since 2012, and isn't actually all that useful in its present form. But Karma is getting upgraded to some sweet, sweet LTE data in just a couple of months. The upgraded Karma Go LTE WiFi hotspot is going on sale in December, but if you act quickly and pre-order you can score $50 off, for a cost of $99 plus whatever data you buy.

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[New App] Wear Hotspot Can Toggle Your Phone's Hotspot On And Off

Android Wear is designed to keep you appraised of what's going on with your phone via notifications and cards, but that's not all it's good for. There are already a few apps that let you tweak settings on your phone, and now Wear Hotspot lets you toggle the hotspot functionality. It's actually a pretty good use of Wear.

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[Update: Winners] Win One Of Six Karma Portable Hotspots With 1GB Of Data From Karma And Android Police

How many times have you been out 'n about and needed a Wi-Fi signal for some reason? That has happened to me more times than I care to count, and whipping out the phone to start up a tether isn't always ideal (not to mention that it burns through carrier-provided data pretty quickly). Enter Karma, a new service that wants to provide everyone with internet, everywhere they go.

This contest is now over.

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[New App] Chainfire's Hotspot Control Harnesses The Latent Power Of Your Device's Tethering Menu

Stock Android has had built-in tethering since version 2.2 way back in 2010, but most carrier-branded devices in the US have the option disabled. Sure, there are root apps and various workarounds, but they can be a mess. If you don't need web access, but want your devices on a local network, you're often out of luck. A new app from well-known developer Chainfire gives you back some control (on some devices), and it doesn't require root.

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[New App] Skype Wifi Grants Easy Access To 1 Million WiFi Hotspots, Payable With Skype Credit

Don't let the title fool you: this app isn't a WiFi-exclusive version of Skype. That would be silly. Instead, it's an easy access app for Skype's network of partnered WiFi access points, which the company claims is more than a million strong in various airports, cafes, and train stations. There's nothing stopping you from using them normally (or using the standard Skype VOIP app), but Skype WiFi will quickly connect and authenticate your Android-powered device.

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FreedomPop Wants To Give You 500MB Of Free LTE (Great!) Via A Rumored, Ugly, Tablet-Clip Hotspot (What?)

Wi-Fi-only tablets are pretty popular and for good reason. No one wants to pay for a second data plan just for their slate, and the hardware is cheaper if you get it without 3G/4G radios anyway. Seems like a win. Until you get out of your house and curse your disconnected device and its inability to Google Jeff Goldblum's height at the drop of a hat. Enter FreedomPop.

The service may not be new, but it is novel: 500MB of free data per month.

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