1JaxonHSun 26th Mar 2017 Mobile hotspot feature is now built in to almost every phone sold. I never used the feature because I never had a need, but now with Switch being a hybrid that offers online games via portable play, I decided to investigate the viability of using a mobile Hotspot to play online... and I have very, very good news to share. I simply went into settings, turned on mobile Hotspot, and gave the wireless network a name and new password. This morning I came into work and right away, turned on my mobile hotspot on my phone, connected my Switch to the network and played a full hour of Splatoon 2... perfectly... with zero lag... and no disconnects. It was so buttery smooth, in fact, it was even better than my home wifi! Online Gaming Data Usage via Hotspot One of my concerns was how much data online gaming would consume. Well as it turns out, barely any at all! My new monthly data cycle just started over at midnight, so I was at 0 usage when I started playing the Testfire Demo. One full hour of online Splatoon 2, and it only used 100mb of data. I must have played 15 matches. Meaning each match is less than 10mb of data used. That's... incredibly viable. Bottom Line It's fast, it's lag-free, it's available everywhere you go, and it barely uses any data at all. I was prepared to Switch from 5gb monthly data to an unlimited plan, but now I realize I don't need to. By using our phones as a mobile Hotspot, the Switch just became a whole heckuva lot more awesome. Now, mobile hotspot does drain your phone's battery kinda fast. I dropped from 92% to 75% in the 50 minutes I was playing Splatoon 2. Thankfully, you can just tuck a phone charger in your Switch case along with your Switch charger and portable battery, and you will have everything you need to play Switch as long as you want, online, anywhere you want. I know this tech has been around but I was kind of oblivious to it because I never needed to use it before. Now it's hitting me as I discovered I can play Switch anywhere, and I can do it online. No more "gotta wait til I'm home to play online games". This is the most amazing thing- I hope others who weren't aware how easy it is and how smooth it is and how little data it uses... I hope this opens some eyes and people start spreading the word about using mobile hotspot from your phone with Switch PLAYING NS: Warioware, Cruis'n Blast, Ni No Kuni 2 3DS: Metroid Samus Returns Steam: Horizon Zero Dawn, Deathloop, Tales of Arise PS5: Spiderman, Ghosts of Tsushima MOST EXCITED FOR NS: Metroid Dread, Monkey Ball, SMTV Jesus is Lord.