Lifeline Service & Plans
Do you offer HotSpots?
Well, that depends!
Hotspots (Wi-Fi Auto-connect) vs Hotspot (On a device)
Hotspots are access points where you can connect to FREE internet within our nationwide network. This is referred to as “Wi-Fi Offloading” or “Wi-Fi Auto-connect”, and can be turned on with the My Mobile Account app.
We presently have 10-million locations with FREE Wi-Fi available to our customers. If you have the App permissions enabled for My Mobile Account App, we’ll auto-connect you to the nearest available Wi-Fi spot, saving you data & money. Check the My Mobile Account app to find FREE internet hotspots near you! (We also have a convenient list of participating locations here.)
A Hotspot on a phone, however, is the ability to tether your other devices (laptops, phones, and tablets) to your phone’s data connection, allowing those devices to access the Internet. Q Link Wireless currently does not offer ‘Hotspot for devices’ with our plans, but check back soon, as we are constantly improving our network and options!
Security Concerns Related to Hotspots
You should never use a public hotspot to share your personal information with websites (such as credit card or banking information). Criminals can intercept the data and use it for their own personal gain. If you need to share personal information over a public wi-fi network, it is advisable to use a VPN.
Q Link Wireless is not responsible for data breeches or irresponsible data use.
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