Looking for suggestions of either Verizon or Sprint based service with 2gb data a month with tethering...
Unreal Mobile, $15/mo includes 2GB LTE, unlimited 2g, and hotspot. (Sprint or AT&T)
Pix Mobile, $20/mo includes 2GB LTE, unlimited 3g (128 kbps, I believe), and no hotspot, but PdaNet+ can rectify that. (Verizon or Sprint)
If you haven't checked it lately, Dennis Bournique's Plan Finder at prepaidcompare.net has lots of improvements, and is pretty wonderful. (Thanks, Yeswap!)
I don't know how many minutes/texts you might need, but other possibilities include
Tello (Sprint): $16-19 plus tax/fees, for 200-to-unlimited minutes.
Twigby (Sprint with limited VZW roaming), $19 plus tax/fees inc. 200 minutes, stepped up from there.
Red Pocket (VZW, 12-month) $19.08
Red Pocket (Sprint, 12 month, via ebay) $19.08 with 5 GB
Gen Mobile (Sprint), $20 + taxes
None of these beat Chelle's suggestions for simple month-to-month cost with a particular network, although the Red Pocket Sprint plan has more than twice the data for a few dollars more per month..
Re: Plan Finder-- you can designate carriers, hotspot requirements, whether iOS imessage is supported, roaming, 2G fallback-- and each provider line can be clicked on to get more info that isn't easily charted, including whether taxes/fees are additional or included.
I just activated an Unreal mobile sim and it won't let me turn on the hotspot. Any ideas hot to use my android Moto G4 as a hotspot?
As far as I know, using one's phone as a hotspot on "Unreal" is not available yet. Perhaps PdaNet+, as Chelle has mentioned, will allow you to use your phone as a hotspot.
I'm out of state, right now, and that phone is back home. I don't remember having to use PdaNet for hotspot but I suppose it's possible.
I've been using the app for so many years that it may not even register when I start it up.
The quote below is from "Unreal" on 2/28/2019. I canceled my "Unreal" account over a month ago, so it's possible, but highly doubtful, that the hotspot option is now available.
"The ability to use your phone as a wifi hotspot is currently unsupported. Please stay tuned, because this may change in the future."
This might become an option soon...
Strange that hotspot is unsupported on Unreal, while unsupported-but-working on FreedomPop.
(On FreedomPop, hotspot works with most factory unlocked phones, because those phones don't "phone home" to see whether or not hotspot is authorized. I think I read something once about later stock Android versions supporting "phone home" checks, but can't confirm it.)
@112059 I'm curious if your G4 is factory unlocked, or started life as a carrier-branded version?
It is factory unlocked for all 4 networks. It was used on T-mobile then to Sprint postpaid, but they won't allow it back on postpaid. I have tried everything to get it back on postpaid and gave up so it's now on Unreal mobile to test their service.
Is your Unreal service with AT&T or Sprint?
If the reason it can not be activated on Sprint postpaid is due to incorrect ownership_code flag (should be 'SPCS'), this can be resolved.
"Did you contact LiterallyUnlimited? If LiterallyUnlimited can't help, then I suggest contacting these two Sprint Social Care agents (Sprint_Jeffrey or RedCruzr_Sprint) at community.sprint.com. They know exactly what to do. Sprint_Jeffrey had created a few ClickIT Tickets for me to turn that PLBL back to SPCS." https://www.reddit.com/r/Sprint/comments/8umdww/was_on_tello_sprint_mvno_prepaid_now_cant_use_on/e1hsknn
It is with AT&T.
Yes, I did contact LiterallyUnlimited. was told "This phone is marked as a Sprint prepaid phone: SPP MOTO 1644 BK XCVR SGL" and needs resku'd. I have already done 3 or 4 clickit tickets, told it was resku'd then checked again and it is not.