Long story short. Had a rush need to upgrade to mobile hotspot for work. Have a Moto G 6, checked Cricket’s compatibility guide and saw I’d need something newer. Alright, I can stay Motorola as the G Power is on list and on the shelf at Target, yoink and boom. No hotspot.
Various song and dances with Cricket support end with essentially “Get bent as you didn’t buy it from us.” Fine, whatever. Most I can chase down the rabbit is something about Cricket (well, their AT&T overlords) built out the mobile hotspot feature using dual APNs and they’ll be fookered if they can be bothered push out the proper firmware.
So here’s the issue. If I’m on the hook, I may as well go big. Several Samsungs, to be frank, Cricket doesn’t sell. Hell, even the S20 FE in some other color than the blue is off the table, apparently, if I go through them. What actual models are compatible? Don’t point me at that list on names with an asterisk that it may/may not work; it screwed me over once already. I want the actual model numbers.
Xfinity’s in the back of my mind at this point; plan’s aren’t too dissimilar if I’m saying screw it and buying it outright. I’d rather not change from a company I’ve been with so long I was grand-fathered on my old plan, which is gone now, thanks to this nonsense. So yeah, make me happy.