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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

what company do they use (Verizon, Sprint...)

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Sal
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) is part of the Straight Talk network.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Verizon
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Jshorts
answer 3
Verizon native 3G only ...no roaming, no 4G LTE.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this have ethernet port included for voip phone

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

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 10 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you do not
answered 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
skenney
Question

Can this device be hooked up to a desktop computer for internet use?

asked 8 months ago
By
Benita
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Benita, my apologies for maybe being too confusing.

booggerman is correct. However, you have to make sure that your desktop is configured to accept a wireless signal. That's where my prior post comes into play.

Most desktops nowadays are configured to have wireless LAN and if you know yours does, then all is well. I was just thinking of the less expensive or older desktops. Sorry.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Wirelassly yes
answered 8 months ago
By
booggerman
answer 3
Yes, but you will have to have an adapter. You may or may not already have one on your tower.

If not, it can either be an expansion card which will fit into an expansion slot ...similar to this (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/strong-Edimax-strong-EW-7722In-300Mbps-Wireless-N-PCI-Adapter/24262913

OR

You can use a USB adapter which some do not think are as effective as an actual expansion card. I've used them but at a rather short distances and have not had a problem. However, a USB plug-in adapter is much easier to use and to transfer to computer to computer as it just plugs into a USB slot:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/IOGear-GWU625-Wireless-N-USB-Adapter/15522265

What these adapters are doing is allowing your desktop computer to receive a wifi signal (wireless) similar to what your laptop has. They will make it possible for your desktop to get on the internet wirelessly.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it help cell phone to pick up

asked 6 months ago
By
deb
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This works with laptops and tablets.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
NO - it does help anything but waste your money
answered 6 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
deb, if I'm understanding your question correctly, no, it has nothing to do with your cell phone. It's not a booster for your cell phone signal nor does it help your cell phone to get a better connection. This device provides a wireless internet connection (WiFi) for your other devices such as a laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPad, etc.

The only relationship it may have to your cell phone is if you want to connect your smartphone to wifi in order to use the internet.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do the unused gigbytes rollover to the next month?

asked 6 months ago
By
dave
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
No, the unused gigabytes for the Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) do not roll over.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The only thing that rolls over is the hotspot after you toss it on the ground!
answered 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Straight Talk Cards

Can only the straight talk card be used with this device? Also, is there an expiration for the cards?
asked 6 months ago
By
Julie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you can only use straight talk cards with this hotspot. The cards do not expire.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Run for the hills if your still considering StraightTalk, worst product and worst customer service I have ever experienced!
answered 6 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
Yes, only Straight Talk Personal Hotspot service cards can be used with this device. Yes, there is an expiration. Here are the cards available and the length of time you have to use them:

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
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what towers does the device use? cdma or gsm

asked 10 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
CDMA
answered 10 months ago
By
skenney
answer 2
The review at the top of page says it's a CDMA.
answered 10 months ago
By
bettyB1952
answer 3
verizon
answered 10 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 10 months ago
By
Terry
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes. This will work with your iPod 5th gen.
answered 10 months ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
It will connect in a car as long as the towers for service are around.
answered 10 months ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

Can I cancel me internet provider?

asked 6 months ago
By
PC21
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you can cancel your internet provider if you purchase this Mobile Hotspot. However, you need to purchase the Straight Talk Mobile Hotspot card available in various amounts of gigabytes to be able to use this device.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Not with this product, it is terrible.
answered 6 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
You can but you've got to keep in mind several things.

1) this is primarily intended to be used on the go ...for a WiFi connection so you don't have to hunt around for a public WiFi such as Starbucks, library, hotel, etc., etc. as you'll have your OWN WiFi connection with you.

2) If you use it at home for your main internet connection/provider, you'll go through a lot of service cards and it will get quite expensive, and finally,

3) this device operates at 3G only (not 4G) so it is relatively slow. Therefore, if you plan on doing a lot of streaming video or audio, doing large downloads, or need anything that requires fast speed or low latency, not only will this be expensive but will not be optimal for those types of activities.

Again, this device is primarily intended to be used while n the go for light surfing, checking e-mail, short stints with social networking, small downloads, etc.

For anything that requires lots of bandwidth or low latency, this is not the optimal device to use ...especially if using it as your main home internet source.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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