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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 it support 4g?

asked 1 year ago
By
jose77
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, only 3g
answered 1 year ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 2
Unfortunately the Unimax U240C does not support 4G and even if it did, currently, Verizon will not allow MVNOs to use their 4G LTE (with the exception of Millenicom, an MVNO that does resell Verizon 4G LTE).

Rumors are that Verizon may release LTE to MVNOs in the future but this device will not support it. If it the case where LTE is available from Verizon, Straight Talk may release another device which may support it. Who knows for sure, though.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
It starts the day you activate it. It does not start at the time of purchase.
answered 8 months 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 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
There are many different prices..... You can purchase them either at walmart, walmart.com or straighttalk.com
answered 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
No
answered 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No it will work wherever there is a verizon tower.
answered 1 year ago
By
grbac
Question

Will this work while I am in Ontario, Canada?

asked 6 months ago
By
Needanswers
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This will not work in Canada.
answered 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
As far as I know. It will work on Rogers network.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 3
no..will only work in the US...
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 4
Unfortunately, no. It only works in the U.S. where there is Verizon Wireless coverage.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will it work with PS3 or PS4?

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
monopoly
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will work with both.
answered 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. This unit isn't for interactive high rate games.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 3
3G is not fast enough to support playstaion or Xbox online gaming..plus you would need a very large data package
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 4
It will work but will not be optimal. A 3G hotspot is not that fast but more important, the ping can sometimes be quite high. Good experience for any type of online gaming will need good (low) ping and good upload speeds. A 4G LTE hotspot would be better.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this have ethernet port included for voip phone

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
donald
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it is wireless.
answered 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Unfortunately, no.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
No. This unit only has a usb port for power. Or connecting it to a computer.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 4
no...it only has a USB micro connection that is only good for charging...
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
fishnfool89
Question

why do i need a data plan if service is free for a straight talk hot spot 551928105

asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Pat
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
you need wi fi on your devices being used with this hot spot. You pay for G's you purchase 1 G is $15 .... what ever amount you need to purchase. It lasts until you run out or 30 days the higher priced are 60days.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Ledgersoflegend
answer 2
Pat, not sure where you heard that service is "free" with a Straight Talk Hotspot. You will be required to choose one of the following plans to be used with this Hotspot:

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-comes-first situation with no roll-over. Example: if you purchase the 4GB plan for $40, service will expire when you have consumed 4 GB ...OR, when 60-days passes, whichever-comes-first.

They are flexible so you do not have to use the same one each time. You can use any one you like whenever you like.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Service is not free. You have to purchase a Straight Talk prepaid data card after you buy the hot spot.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
jchumpfree
answer 4
Where did you see that it was free service? Think of it as the same concept as a cell phone - you buy the phone AND pay monthly for the service. Otherwise, you just bought something to stare at.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
SavvyShopper915
Question

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

asked 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes. This will work with your iPod 5th gen.
answered 1 year ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
It will connect in a car as long as the towers for service are around.
answered 1 year ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

Do the unused gigbytes rollover to the next month?

asked 8 months ago
By
dave
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the unused gigabytes for the Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) do not roll over.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The only thing that rolls over is the hotspot after you toss it on the ground!
answered 8 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
Unfortunately, no. Here are the length of time the cards are good for:

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 will be a "whichever comes first" situation.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
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