Tmobile phone sim in hotspot?

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Tmobile phone sim in hotspot?

Post by Truefan31 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:37 am

I have an unlimited data Tmobile sim (phone) and I was wondering if it’d work in an unlocked hotspot like the MiFi 8000 ? Would I need to do anything?

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Re: Tmobile phone sim in hotspot?

Post by Didneywhorl » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:10 pm

Not likely, but it will likely work in a LTE gateway router, like a WiFiX WG3526-P with a Quectel EM12G modem.

https://ltefix.com/shop/routers/lte-routers/wg3526-p/
https://ltefix.com/shop/modems/quectel- ... 2-modem-2/

I've been able to get my Tmo tablet SIM to work fine with a few setups. Ive heard the phone SIMs work easy. The key is a generic firmware in most cases. The MIFI8000 and other hotspot devices use branded firmware and generally require the branded SIM. But since the two services (SPrint/Tmo) have merged it MIGHT work. Worth a try if you have one laying around.

All sorts of tutorials on here to set them up.

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Post by RFderman » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:26 am

Unlimited cards? How much do you cost a month?

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Post by Didneywhorl » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:51 am

RFderman wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:26 am
Unlimited cards? How much do you cost a month?
Not sure what your asking.

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Re: Tmobile phone sim in hotspot?

Post by RFderman » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:07 pm

It is the plan. There are multiple plan options, and customers can choose the plan according to their own situation.

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Re: Tmobile phone sim in hotspot?

Post by Madgoathaz » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:44 am

Truefan31 wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:37 am
I have an unlimited data Tmobile sim (phone) and I was wondering if it’d work in an unlocked hotspot like the MiFi 8000 ? Would I need to do anything?
Should work.

Data usage however will count towards hotspot / tether data on the plan. If you can mangle the ttl to 65 (possibly 64 or less depending on the hops out) it can then count towards the "unlimited" phone data.

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