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Most Recent Questions
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Is the device password protected - so my neighbors aren't lurking???
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Is this hotspot compatible with the new data plans from Straight Talk?
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What type of data plan is required?
Recent Question:
do have to pay for it every month
Recent Question:
can i use this for my home computer without internet?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
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Does this run on Verizon or AT&T network?
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Do I need to buy a card? If so, Why do I need it? Do I have to may every month?
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Can this be used in the car during travel, and for streaming movies?
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Can this be used as mobile hotspot in the car wile i travel?
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after I activate this ,can i put it in my car and have mobile internet on the road/go ,anywhere

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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

How many devices can use this at one time.

asked 11 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 10 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 11 months ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 3
According to the description, five.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can this be used at home with no internet connection?

asked 7 months ago
By
jmad13662
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product creates a wireless Internet connection wherever you would like to use it.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 7 months ago
By
SmallTownUser
answer 3
Yes. What this device does is PROVIDES an internet connection. It acquires a cellular connection (as your cell phone would) to provide a wireless internet source for your other devices to connect such as a laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPad, etc., etc.

You must be inside of the Verizon Wireless 3G coverage area for this device to function properly.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How much usage will i get with this devise? (time wise)

asked 7 months ago
By
curious
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This will give you about 5 hours of battery life.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Well, the activation will take you all day, so time wise you have a full day ahead of you. Then after you realize it wont work, you will spend more time finding a different brand
answered 7 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
From a "time wise" standpoint, it is impossible to say as it will all depend on what types of activities you are doing on the internet. If you are doing things that require a lot of bandwidth such as streaming video, etc., the time will be very short. If just doing light surfing, it will be much longer. You'd have to measure it in terms of bandwidth or data used rather than how much time you can get out of a service card.

Remember, the service cards are sold in "amounts of data" either 1, 2, 4, 5, or 7GB. You'll have to determine what types of activities you'll be doing before you can translate that into how much time each amount of data being purchased will last as far as time goes.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Cell connection

Since I am in and out of cell service with my cellphone, will this devise work to let me have service anywhere in my house without having my calls go in and out?
asked 7 months ago
By
Dawn
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
No, this device is for Internet, it would have nothing to do with cell phone service.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This is a wifi hot spot. It has nothing to do with your cell phone going in and out. It is not a cell booster. If your cell service is with Verizon... this wifi hot spot may also have the same issues with dropping the cellular connection.
answered 7 months ago
By
nashvilleguy37
answer 3
Dawn, this uses the Verizon Wireless 3G network (EVDO Rev. A).

Does your cell phone use Verizon? If so, you may or may not have the same problem. Even if your cell phone uses another network, you may or may not have the same problem. It's difficult to know for sure without knowing more about your location and what network you cell phone uses.

Put your address in the Verizon coverage map and see if you are within Verizon coverage. If you are inside the Verizon coverage, there's a good change that this device will have good coverage without going "in and out" ...not guaranteed but a good chance.

Copy-and-paste:

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

After inserting your address, choose the "Prepaid" button as that will show Verizon native coverage in both voice and 3G data. Then click the "Refresh Map" button.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what is the coverage area

asked 7 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 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Works mostly on Verizon or Sprint service. Works on Verizon's network for me.
answered 7 months ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 3
Verizon 3G coverage.
answered 7 months ago
By
therealscoop01
Question

I still have to buy a data card right? And there is no unlimited internet access ?So this will not take the place of my current internet provider...

asked 6 months ago
By
tearosejack
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you still need to buy a data card. You will still need an Internet service provider in order to access the Internet.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This is not a substitute for unlimited access via a home network. But it is a good choice to use when traveling to avoid having to use unsecure public networks. Just be sure to set up some security because it defaults to wide open (see my review)
answered 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes, you will have to purchase service cards to keep this functional. Here are the plans available:

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

This is "unlimited" in that it is only "limited" on how much service you want to purchase. If you have "unlimited" funds, then, yes, this is "unlimited" and will theoretically provide you with unlimited internet access.

Can this take the place of your home internet provider? It is not practical for primary home internet as 1) it operates only at 3G data speeds so streaming video or large downloads will be relatively slow, 2) latency is relatively high therefore it will not be ideal for gaming and other activities that require low latency, and 3) doing a lot of streaming, downloading large files, or doing other activities that require large amounts of bandwidth, will get quite expensive as you will need to buy a lot of service cards quickly.

Again, this device is intended more for those on the go that need an internet connection to do light surfing, check e-mail, do small downloads, check social media, etc. so that they have their own internet connection with them and will not have to rely on Starbucks, motels, airports, or any other public wifi to get an internet connection.
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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
By
SeldomSeenSam
Question

will it work with windows 7 on a laptop

asked 7 months ago
By
pd
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this will work on any device that has WiFi enabled.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No, it doesnt work on anything
answered 7 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
Yes. It will work on any device that can accept Wifi. I have several Windows7 laptops I've used it with.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Why do i have to buy a card?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Pookie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Without the card, it will not work and you will not have wifi.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Sorry not to be helpful. Can you clarify your question? What "card" are you referring to?

Again, just like a cell phone, this device will need to have service purchased in order to function as intended. This Hotspot will not work without first purchasing service and one way to do that is to buy a "card" that provides a specific amount of data to use.

Just like your cell phone, it is useless and essentially becomes a brick without buying service in some form or another ...maybe not like a brick but it will not have full functionality.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
...a service card? You may as well use it as a hockey puck if you do not buy a card. The service card is what is needed for it to function as intended just as you'd need to purchase service for a cell phone ...without service, the device itself does not provide useful function.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do you have to have a straight talk cell phone to get the straight talk hot spot?

asked 7 months ago
By
Jamie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. This device will connect to any laptop or tablet.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
no
answered 7 months ago
By
fw01
answer 3
No, the Straight Talk Hotspot is totally independent of any cell phone and will use its own plans.

The hotspot will acquire its own cellular connection to provide Wifi for you to use with your other devices such as your laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone, etc.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
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