41JaxonHThu 2nd Nov 2017 Basically, you need hotspot as part of your mobile service package, and obviously your phone needs to be capable of doing it. If you have anything modern you have the ability to do hotspot. The question is whether your service provides the NAT type necessary for online gaming. I think the consensus thus far is that you need Verizon if you want to use your phone as a mobile hotspot for wifi. I have Verizon and I am able to play games online anywhere by connecting to the wifi signal provided by my phone's hotspot. A lot of others here who have hotspot we're on able to actually play games online because the NAT was the wrong type. Although it could very from game to game. We know Splatoon 2 restricts NAT type. 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.