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

asked 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes. This will work with your iPod 5th gen.
answered 9 months ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
It will connect in a car as long as the towers for service are around.
answered 9 months ago
By
chirodrdl
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
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answer 1
Do it work with at&t phone \net 10. Phone??
answered 8 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
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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 4 weeks 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I cancel me internet provider?

asked 5 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Not with this product, it is terrible.
answered 5 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 5 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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, 1 week 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
SeldomSeenSam
Question

what is the coverage area

asked 5 months, 4 weeks 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, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Works mostly on Verizon or Sprint service. Works on Verizon's network for me.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 3
Verizon 3G coverage.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
therealscoop01
Question

can this be used at home with no internet connection?

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
jmad13662
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This product creates a wireless Internet connection wherever you would like to use it.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 7 months ago
By
Benita
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Wirelassly yes
answered 7 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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
curious
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This will give you about 5 hours of battery life.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks 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 5 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

will it work with windows 7 on a laptop

asked 5 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No, it doesnt work on anything
answered 5 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 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
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