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Straight Talk Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot

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 Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot

Question

can you use xbox live on this hotspot

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
jess
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
dont try it.....you will burn up your data in a few hours...if that long...
answered 5 months ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 2
You can, as download and upload speeds will be adequate, but the main reason this will not be optimal for any type of online gaming is that 3G has rather high latency (lag) properties. I'm not an expert at gaming but I'm not sure I'd rely on a 3G hotspot if I planned on doing a lot of it. A 4G LTE hotspot would do a bit better but still not ideal for the serious gamer.

I often see ping above 100 ms on 3G where you really should have ping figures below 50 ms and ideally under 20 ms for gaming. I also have a 4G LTE hotspot and often see ping figures below 50 ms.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
sloppyjoe
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
5 answers
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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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
It starts the day you activate it. It does not start at the time of purchase.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this have ethernet port included for voip phone

asked 10 months ago
By
donald
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
cont to pc. use pc usb port.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
movieguy73
answer 2
No, it is wireless.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Unfortunately, no.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No. This unit only has a usb port for power. Or connecting it to a computer.
answered 10 months ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 5
no...it only has a USB micro connection that is only good for charging...
answered 10 months ago
By
fishnfool89
Question

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

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
me
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
4 answers
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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, 7 months ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
No
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No it will work wherever there is a verizon tower.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
grbac
Question

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

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Gigi
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
4 answers
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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, 7 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 1 year, 7 months 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, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

Will this work while I am in Ontario, Canada?

asked 1 year ago
By
Needanswers
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This will not work in Canada.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
As far as I know. It will work on Rogers network.
answered 10 months ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 3
no..will only work in the US...
answered 10 months ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 4
Unfortunately, no. It only works in the U.S. where there is Verizon Wireless coverage.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will it work with PS3 or PS4?

asked 11 months ago
By
monopoly
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It will work with both.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. This unit isn't for interactive high rate games.
answered 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 8 months ago
By
Pat
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
4 answers
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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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
By
SavvyShopper915
Question

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
No you do not
answered 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
skenney
Question

what towers does the device use? cdma or gsm

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
CDMA
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
skenney
answer 2
The review at the top of page says it's a CDMA.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
bettyB1952
answer 3
verizon
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Walela
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