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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

Is this device Wifi only or can you connect at least 1 device via USB?

asked 9 months ago
By
Heather
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is Wifi only
answered 9 months ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 2
Good question. The documentation hints that you can connect via USB to a laptop or PC. It does not however, say how this is done.

If you connect the device via USB to a pc in windows 7 or windows 8 the device will not be recognized. I suspect that UMAX hasn't yet come up with any drivers for windows. I do not see any driver downloads on their website:
http://www.umxmobile.com/index.php?ac=article&at=read&did=362

So currently it is Wifi only.
answered 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

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

asked 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
It starts the day you activate it. It does not start at the time of purchase.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 9 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 9 months ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
No
answered 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No it will work wherever there is a verizon tower.
answered 9 months ago
By
grbac
Question

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

asked 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
There are many different prices..... You can purchase them either at walmart, walmart.com or straighttalk.com
answered 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

what is the coverage area

asked 6 months ago
By
bigruss
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
The coverage area for the Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) is Verizon and Sprint data coverage areas.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Works mostly on Verizon or Sprint service. Works on Verizon's network for me.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 3
Verizon 3G coverage.
answered 6 months ago
By
therealscoop01
Question

Will this Straight Talk HotSpot work on my table top PC?

asked 6 months ago
By
dollady
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This will work with any computer that has wireless capabilities.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, as long as you can access through wifi like a laptop. You can not connect through the USB for Internet, it is only for charging.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 3
Your desktop needs the ability to wirelessly connect to the internet using wifi. You may have one built in but if not, you can either install a PCI adapter or, the simplest way is to use a USB wifi adapter that plugs into one of your USB ports.

Here's an example of a USB adapter ($25.44) but there are others that have the antenna built in too at a variety of prices (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Premiertek-PowerLink-Wireless-802.11b-g-n-USB-2.0-Adapter/16480821?

Again, your PC may already have an adapter installed in a PCI slot if it is a newer desktop model.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does a data card come with the hotspot device? or do I have to purchace a card to get started?

asked 6 months ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
A separate data card purchase is required.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. You can buy the card in the store or at straighttalk.com.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 3
No, the hotspot itself does not come with a service card. Yes, you will have to purchase a service card separately before activating the device.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How come data runs out quickly even with users that are not video streaming/related,others say its great, what am I to believe before buying it?

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
JJ
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This HotSpot has a set amount of data it can use therefore the issue is with the device.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I know this won't be much help either but I'll mention it anyway. Some do not realize how much stuff they have running in the background that use the internet to update various programs ...apps on smartphones or if using a laptop or tablet, updating virus programs and other things that update automatically when they detect an internet connection.

An example, one guy I know didn't realize that his laptop was doing a Windows update automatically and it took a tremendous amount of data as his Windows hadn't been updated in awhile. He didn't realize that he had gone through that much data and had to buy more service cards than he expected. Many virus programs automatically update themselves or load definitions when an internet connection is detected in the same manner.

And, as you know, many websites have stuff running on the pages themselves that even if nothing is being done by you have videos or flash programs running, etc.

What I do when using a personal hotspot (I have several) is to not leave them running when not being actively used. Shut the hotspot off entirely when you are finished doing whatever it is you are doing on the internet. Do not walk away with a browser open and the connection running.

This also helps to prevent anyone able to hack your password to the hotspot from using the connection while it is running. When the hotspot is shut down, it is of course not using any data at all whether it is you unknowingly using data or someone else who has hacked your password.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I believe you are limited to 6GB per month of data with the cheapest service card. No, you won't be able to download/stream movies and/or videos with this limitation. You first need to determine how many emails, what kind of gaming you may wish to pursue and other data-eating requirements, such a downloading photos, videos, You Tube interactions, etc.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
SeldomSeenSam
Question

Will this work with mac computer or iPad mini or regular iPad

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
Kathy
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product will allow the connection of five WiFi devices.
answered 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, when mine worked it worked with my iPad mini.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Tiffinrv
answer 3
Kathy, yes, it should. This Hotspot provides a "generic" WiFi signal (802.11b/g) just as your home router would be doing. Therefore, if your Mac or iPads can accept "normal" WiFi (almost all will), then you will be able to use this Hotspot.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

How many devices can use this at one time.

asked 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 3
According to the description, five.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
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