Wi-Fi tethering: Smartphones with mobile hotspot capabilities

Considering a new phone? Find out if it supports Wi-Fi tethering here.

Wi-Fi tethering is the ability to share a smartphone's Internet connection with computers or other devices over Wi-Fi -- in other words, your phone acts as a mobile hotspot. (See our story Wi-Fi tethering 101 for everything you need to know about using a smartphone as a hotspot.)

We've gathered a comprehensive list of hotspot-capable phones currently offered by the Big Four U.S. wireless carriers. By default, this chart is arranged alphabetically by carrier; just click the up/down arrows next to any column header to sort by that column instead. As always, prices and availability are subject to change; check with your carrier for the most up-to-date information.

Wi-Fi tethering smartphones

Carrier Model Maker Price* Tethering cost/mo. OS Screen size Weight Network Same-time talk & data Internat'l
AT&T Atrix 4G Motorola $99.99 $45.00** Android 2.3 4.0 in. 4.8 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
AT&T BlackBerry Torch RIM $49.99 $45.00** BlackBerry 7 OS 3.7 in. 4.8 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9810 RIM $49.99 $45.00** BlackBerry 7 OS 3.7 in. 5.7 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T Captivate Samsung $49.99 $45.00** Android 2.2 4.0 in. 4.5 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T Focus Samsung $49.99 $45.00** Windows Phone 7 4.0 in. 4.1 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T Infuse 4G Samsung $199.99 $45.00** Android 2.2 4.5 in. 4.9 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
AT&T Inspire 4G HTC $99.99 $45.00** Android 2.2 4.3 in. 5.8 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
AT&T Phoenix LG $29.99 $45.00** Android 2.2 3.2 in. 3.2 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T Quantum LG $49.99 $45.00** Windows Phone 7 3.5 in. 6.2 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T Surround HTC $49.99 $45.00** Windows Phone 7 3.8 in. 5.8 oz. 3G Yes Yes
AT&T Veer 4G HP $99.99 $45.00** webOS 2.1 2.6 in. 3.6 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
Sprint Admiral Motorola $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 3.1 in. 4.7 oz. 3G No No
Sprint Conquer Samsung $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 3.5 in 4.1 oz 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint Epic 4G Samsung $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.2 4.0 in. 5.5 oz. 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint EVO 4G HTC $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 6 oz. 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint EVO Design 4G HTC $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 4.0 in. 5.2 oz. 3G, 4G Over 4G No
Sprint EVO Shift 4G HTC $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 3.6 in. 5.9 oz. 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch Samsung $199.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 4.5 in. 4.6 oz. 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint iPhone 4 Apple $99.99 $29.99 iOS 5 3.5 in. 4.8 oz. 3G No No
Sprint iPhone 4S Apple

$199.99 (16GB)

$299.99 (32GB)

$399.99 (64GB)
$29.99 iOS 5 3.5 in. 4.9 oz. 3G No Yes
Sprint Milano Kyocera $49.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 3.0 in. 5.6 oz 3G No No
Sprint Marquee LG $79.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 4.0 in. 4.3 oz. 3G No No
Sprint Nexus S 4G Google $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 4.0 in. 4.6 oz. 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint Optimus S LG $0 $29.99 Android 2.2 3.2 in. 4.6 oz. 3G No No
Sprint Photon 4G Motorola $199.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 5.6 oz. 3G, 4G WiMax Over 4G No
Sprint Replenish Samsung $0 $29.99 Android 2.2 2.8 in. 4.1 oz. 3G No No
Sprint Transform Samsung $49.99 $29.99 Android 2.2 3.5 in. 5.4 oz. 3G No No
Sprint Transform Ultra Samsung $79.99 $29.99 Android 2.3 3.5 in. 4.9 oz. 3G No No
Sprint XPRT Motorola $99.99 $29.99 Android 2.2 3.1 in. 5.1 oz. 3G No No
T-Mobile Amaze 4G HTC $259.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 6.1 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile CLIQ 2 Motorola $99.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 3.7 in. 6.4 oz. 3G Yes Yes
T-Mobile Comet Huawei $24.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 2.8 in. 3.6 oz. 3G Yes No
T-Mobile DoublePlay LG $99.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 3.5 in. 6.8 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Exhibit II 4G Samsung $249.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 3.7 in. 4.1 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile G2X LG $99.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 4.0 in. 5 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G Samsung $99.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 4.0 in. 4.2 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Galaxy S II Samsung $229.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 4.5 in. 4.8 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Gravity Smart Samsung $49.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 3.2 in. 4.8 oz. 3G Yes Yes
T-Mobile myTouch LG $79.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 3.8 in. 3.8 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide HTC $199.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 3.7 in. 6.5 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile myTouch Q LG $79.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 3.5 in. 5.6 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Optimus T LG $149.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 3.2 in. 4.5 oz. 3G Yes Yes
T-Mobile Radar 4G HTC $99.99 $14.99 Windows Phone 7.5 3.8 in. 4.8 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Sensation 4G HTC $199.99 $14.99 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 5 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Samsung $79.99 $14.99 Android 2.2 3.5 in. 5.7 oz. 3G, 4G HSPA+ Yes Yes
T-Mobile Wildfire S HTC $0 $14.99 Android 2.3 3.2 in. 3.7 oz. 3G Yes Yes
Verizon Continuum Samsung $49.99 $20.00 Android 2.1 3.4 in. 4.4 oz. 3G No No
Verizon Droid 3 Motorola $199.99 $20.00 Android 2.3 4.0 in. 5.9 oz. 3G No Yes
Verizon Droid Bionic Motorola $299.99 $20.00 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 5.6 oz. 3G, 4G LTE Over 4G No
Verizon Droid Charge Samsung $299.99 $20.00 Android 2.2 4.3 in. 5 oz. 3G, 4G LTE Over 4G No
Verizon Droid Incredible 2 HTC $199.99 $20.00 Android 2.3 4.0 in. 4.8 oz. 3G No Yes
Verizon Droid Pro Motorola $79.99 $20.00 Android 2.2 3.1 in. 4.7 oz. 3G No Yes
Verizon Droid RAZR Motorola $299.99 $20.00 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 4.5 oz. 3G, 4G LTE Over 4G No
Verizon Droid X2 Motorola $199.99 $20.00 Android 2.3 4.3 in. 5.5 oz. 3G No No
Verizon G'zOne Commando Casio $149.99 $20.00 Android 2.2 3.6 in. 5.5 oz. 3G No No
Verizon iPhone 4 Apple $99.99 $20.00 iOS 5 3.5 in. 4.8 oz. 3G No No
Verizon iPhone 4S Apple

$199.99 (16GB)

$299.99 (32GB)

$399.99 (64GB)
$20.00 iOS 5 3.5 in. 4.9 oz. 3G No Yes
Verizon Pre 2 HP/Palm $149.99 $20.00 webOS 2.0 3.1 in. 5.1 oz. 3G No No
Verizon Revolution LG $199.99 $20.00 Android 2.2 4.3 in. 6.1 oz. 3G, 4G LTE Over 4G No
Verizon ThunderBolt HTC $249.99 $20.00 Android 2.2 4.3 in. 6.2 oz. 3G, 4G LTE Over 4G No
Verizon Xperia Play Sony $99.99 $20.00 Android 2.3 4.0 in. 6.2 oz. 3G No No

* All prices are with a 2-year contract from the carrier
** AT&T plan includes regular data use plus tethering (4GB total); all other carriers have separate data and tethering plans
Sources: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless

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