Can I use my smartphone as a hotspot?

Episode 1009 (2:05:07)

John from California

John would like to use his smartphone as a WiFi hotspot. Leo says he can, but he'll have to check with his phone provider to determine if they have an extra charge or not. If it's Verizon, they're legally not supposed to charge extra. Does he need a special app? Probably not. If he does pay for it, it's a usually a monthly fee and has a separate bandwidth cap.