An unlimited data hotspot is a location or device that provides an unrestricted Internet connection for computer, tablet and cellphone users. Some Internet service providers offer mobile hotspot devices that provide users with a high-speed connection to the Internet whe...
Free portable hotspots are available from cellphone carriers such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, as of 2015. Obtaining a free device requires signing a service contract and paying a monthly fee for service.
A mobile hotspot, also known as a portable hotspot, provides a wireless Internet connection anywhere the mobile device goes, as long as it is in range of cellular data service. Devices commonly used with a mobile hotspot include laptops, tablets and any other device tha...
An unlimited data plan is one in which a service provider gives users the ability to browse the Internet and use other data-consuming applications on their phones as much as they wish. Despite unlimited status, providers reduce unlimited data plans in the event of too m...
A personal hotspot is a feature on the Apple iPhone that shares its cellular Internet connection with another device via USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Connecting a computer via Personal Hotspot allows it to get online anywhere the phone has service.
Hotspot tethering works by utilizing the data network of a mobile device. The device uses its on-board Wi-Fi chip to create a Wi-Fi network. The device then pairs the mobile network with the Wi-Fi broadcast. The result is an Internet-enabled hotspot that multiple device...
Clearwire Corporation was a provider of Internet service and a manufacturer of mobile Wi-Fi devices. A Clear hotspot was one of its mobile devices designed to provide local Wi-Fi without a phone line or cable connection.