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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 $45 unlimited card unlimited ?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
thosmason
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Where are you seeing a $45 card that says unlimited for 60-days that works on this device? None of the cards for this device will say "unlimited." I don't see any card for this hotspot priced at $45 ...?

Again, the $45 Unlimited card is for PHONES only and will provide unlimited access to the web but the speed will be throttled back when 2.5 GB is reached. It will NOT work with this hotspot.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
I don't know. I bought the $15 for a months service. Don't use it that much to find out if I will run out. The $45 is for 60 days, and it it says unlimited, it should be so.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Socializing2013
answer 3
The $45 Unlimited service card does not apply to this device. The $45 Unlimited card is for phones only.

This device will use service cards dedicated to this device only. They are:

1. $15 for 1 GB which must be used within 30 days
2. $25 for 2 GB which must be used within 30 days
3. $40 for 4 GB which must be used within 60 days
4. $50 for 5 GB which must be used within 60 days
5. $75 for 7 GB which must be used within 60 days

You are prepaying (in advance) for a set amount of data. Unfortunately, there is no option for unlimited data.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Wirelassly yes
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do the cards expire?

I've used the internet on the go unit from walmart and the units do not expire. Do these expire if I do not use them?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
FredMN
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes 30 days from the time you activate it
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Well, since you wont be able to activate the cards or device, dont worry!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 3
Unfortunately, unlike Walmart's Internet On the Go, the service cards used by the Straight Talk Hotspot WILL expire.

The 1 and 2 GB cards expire in 30-days and the 4, 5, and 7 GB service cards expire in 60-days.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

regarding mobile spot

So in reading your answer, I take it that the activation never ends it is just the data cards that expire. Is that correct? So I never have to reactivate it, just buy more cards if they have expired? Thanks
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
mustang
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
There actually is no "one-time activation fee." You never have to pay activation fees of any kind with Straight Talk.

You may have to "re-activate" if you let service lapse and you have a new card to apply (or add service directly through Straight Talk) but it is a very quick and easy process that you can do on the internet (if you have other internet access) or on the phone with a representative.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes. The best I can tell is once you have been assigned a number (to the wifi), you will have it until you deactivate the device.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
nashvilleguy37
answer 3
The activation fee is a one-time fee. After that, you just have to keep buying monthly cards.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

what is the coverage area

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

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

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
A separate data card purchase is required.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. You can buy the card in the store or at straighttalk.com.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do the unused gigbytes rollover to the next month?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
dave
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the unused gigabytes for the Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) do not roll over.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The only thing that rolls over is the hotspot after you toss it on the ground!
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Julie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can only use straight talk cards with this hotspot. The cards do not expire.
answered 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
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