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Straight Talk Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)

The Straight Talk WiFi HotSpot allows you to enjoy wireless Internet while on the go. This innovative device requires no contract and can connect more than one device at a time to WiFi. Take it along to the local library or coffee shop for instant access to the Internet. With the Straight Talk mobile hotspot, there is no software to install. As many as five devices can be connected at the same time. It features a user-friendly interface and may be used with a laptop or tablet. There are no monthly fees or charges with the Straight Talk HotSpot (3G) and flexible data cards are available for purchase.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)

Question

Does Data card expire if not completely used in allotted time frame?

asked 5 months ago
By
Athlete2007
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it appears so. It will be depletion of allotted data or the expiration of the time frame whichever comes first.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does data card expire if you don't use it right away?

asked 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
sloppyjoe
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just checked with Straight Talk and the rep I spoke with told me that they will not expire. It also says something to that effect in the terms of service.
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
My apologies. I misinterpreted your question.

padreloco is correct. However, I'm not sure how long you can keep an unactivated card before it expires. I'm assuming that it will never expire but I'd check with Straight Talk to make sure.
answered 3 weeks, 2 days ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Yes, the service card will expire in either 30- or 60- days depending on the amount of data you purchase. Here are your choices and when they expire:

1 GB for $15 to be used within 30-days

2 GB for $25 to be used within 30-days

4 GB for $40 to be used within 60-days

5 GB for $50 to be used within 60-days

7 GB for $75 to be used within 60-days

It is a "whichever come first" situation. For example, if you purchase the 7 GB card for $75, even though it says it expires in 60-days, if you use the 7 GB in a week, then the card expires at that point.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
It starts the day you activate it. It does not start at the time of purchase.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
By
padreloco
answer 5
Yes, the service cards will expire. Here are the cards that are available and when they expire:

1 GB for $15 to be used within 30-days

2 GB for $25 to be used within 30-days

4 GB for $40 to be used within 60-days

5 GB for $50 to be used within 60-days

7 GB for $75 to be used within 60-days

It's a "whichever comes first" situation. For instance, if you purchase the 7 GB card, even though it will be good for 60-days, if you go through 7 GB in three days, then it expires at that time.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
By
richardarr
Question

do you have to have pre-existing internet or landline phone service for this to work ?

asked 5 months ago
By
me
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you do not....I didn't have internet at home and now I have this wifi hotspot and its fantastic.....:)
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
No
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
joro65
answer 3
No, this is independent of any other connection. It's an independent device just as your cell phone would be. It will have its own MDN (phone number).
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No it will work wherever there is a verizon tower.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
grbac
Question

Where do you purchase the cards and how much are they?

asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Gigi
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can purchase these cards on Straighttalk.com or Walmart....they start at 15.00 dollars and thats for 1GB for 30 days
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
They can be bought right online or in some stores. Make sure you purchase a card that has an amount of data on it. 2GB is $25, 4GB is $40 and 5GB is $50. I did the $50 one because it gives you 60 days to use it before it expires. Hope this helps!
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
There are many different prices..... You can purchase them either at walmart, walmart.com or straighttalk.com
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Kita333
answer 4
Mobile Hotspot 1GB Data
Mobile Hotspot 2GB Data
Mobile Hotspot 4GB Data
Mobile Hotspot 5GB Data
Mobile Hotspot 7GB Data
Price $15 $25 $40 $50 $75
Service Days 30 Days 30 Days 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days
Mobile Web Access 1GB 2GB 4GB 5GB 7GB
Contracts No No No No No
Auto Refill Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 5 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you do not
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
No, this will be just like your cell phone as it will acquire the cellular signal in the same manner your cell phone would. It's totally independent of any other service. It is its own cellular device and will have its own MDN (phone number).
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
NO phone line needed. Just buy device and a service card. Take home call # on activation card,charge device,connect to a pc to finish set up. Unplug from pc and start using it.
answered 5 months ago
By
skenney
Question

what towers does the device use? cdma or gsm

asked 5 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
CDMA
answered 5 months ago
By
skenney
answer 2
The review at the top of page says it's a CDMA.
answered 5 months ago
By
bettyB1952
answer 3
verizon
answered 5 months ago
By
Walela
Question

Is an I-pod 5th generation able to be connected to this hot spot say while in a car?

asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Terry
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, again, this device will be supplying a generic wifi signal and will work fine while going down the road in a car. It is working on the same principle as your cell phone in that it is acquiring a cellular signal from a tower but once out of range from a tower, it could drop the connection just as your cell phone would if you travel into an area with no cell service.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes. This will work with your iPod 5th gen.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
It will connect in a car as long as the towers for service are around.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

How many devices can use this at one time.

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jimbo
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Do it work with at&t phone \net 10. Phone??
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
winnfield
answer 2
You can connect 5 devices at one time which sounds good but beware if they are into streaming video or youtube or downloading files. It can eat up that data card in a matter of hours, that's why I don't like these products. Better off going to McDonalds or somewhere they have free Wifi in those same couple of hours and save yourself an empty wallet due to expensive Data cards.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 3
According to the description, five.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Had the straight talk hotspot for a week,and it worked good for three days now I get a no dns server.Talked to people online,and did all they could do

They now tell me that it's the hotspot itself.Do you have any in stock to replace this one?
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
docrocky
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Same thing here, but I found out that when you see no DNS server your GB's are used up. I had a card on reserve, but it does not start up when you use up your data, it starts when the last data card expires. That needs to be fixed, though I was shocked at how fast I went through 1 GB. I just changed over from Verizon MiFi 2200 which is a slow unit, but I never used more than 2 GB a month. This unit is much faster and you can use up a lot of data in a short time. Stay away from Videos if you are trying to save money. If you use up your data you also will have to call StraightTalk to access your reserve, so putting a plan in reserve or having auto pay is not worth it for this unit. Just keep a card handy, so you can call when your internet stops.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
GriffinsArk
answer 2
Are you using a VPN, router, or OpenDNS? How is your device configured? This device is available in select Walmart stores. Select a store based on the ones closest to you and input the the zip code on the Walmart.com web site. Keep trying until you locate the device.

I hope this helps!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Hopefull311
answer 3
I'm not a Walmart employee but if you are within the 15-day exchange period, you can take it to a Walmart store to exchange even if you purchased it online.

It appears to be currently available online and I see that many Walmart stores have them in stock.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

is $45 unlimited card unlimited ?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
thosmason
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Where are you seeing a $45 card that says unlimited for 60-days that works on this device? None of the cards for this device will say "unlimited." I don't see any card for this hotspot priced at $45 ...?

Again, the $45 Unlimited card is for PHONES only and will provide unlimited access to the web but the speed will be throttled back when 2.5 GB is reached. It will NOT work with this hotspot.
answered 4 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
I don't know. I bought the $15 for a months service. Don't use it that much to find out if I will run out. The $45 is for 60 days, and it it says unlimited, it should be so.
answered 4 months ago
By
Socializing2013
answer 3
The $45 Unlimited service card does not apply to this device. The $45 Unlimited card is for phones only.

This device will use service cards dedicated to this device only. They are:

1. $15 for 1 GB which must be used within 30 days
2. $25 for 2 GB which must be used within 30 days
3. $40 for 4 GB which must be used within 60 days
4. $50 for 5 GB which must be used within 60 days
5. $75 for 7 GB which must be used within 60 days

You are prepaying (in advance) for a set amount of data. Unfortunately, there is no option for unlimited data.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
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