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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

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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tearosejack
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

will my kindle device work with this hot spot?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
renored
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have Kindle and it does work with This. I have it for while.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
txrj
answer 2
If the kindle uses wifi then it will work.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Check to see if your Kindle can accept WiFi. Some of the early models used their own network 3G to access the internet and could not use Wifi.

If yours can receive Wifi, then yes, you can use this Hotspot.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How good is the security?

Want to take it to different RV parks.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
meme
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can set this up to have a password for a secure connection.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I've used several hotpots when traveling and stopping at RV parks with no problems. You should enable the connection so it is password protected.

Just don't give the password out.

Here are the instructions (copy-and-paste):

http://straighttalkhotspot.com/how-to-enable-security-straight-talk-hotspot/

.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
we also live in an rv park. this unit has the ability to set your own security code
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
zimbasimpsoln
Question

Works with a Chromebook?

I know Chromebooks are very limited in what they can do. Does anyone know it this item will work with a Chromebook?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
odddon
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This item will work with a Chromebook.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Should work fine
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
LakeStl
answer 3
odddon, yes, this should work fine with a Chromebook. I believe all Chromebooks have the ability to receive WiFi.

This device provides a "generic" WiFi signal, 802.11 b/g
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this work with Kindle Fire HD?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SCFan
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) connects straight to any laptop or tablet.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
will work on any device that is Wi-Fi capable....
answered 1 year ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
Yes, Kindle Fire HD is able to receive WiFi. This device supplies a generic Wi-fi signal, 802.11 b/g.

Most devices that can use WiFi will be able to use this Hotspot for internet access.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will this work with mac computer or iPad mini or regular iPad

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Kathy
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This product will allow the connection of five WiFi devices.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, when mine worked it worked with my iPad mini.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Tiffinrv
answer 3
Kathy, yes, it should. This Hotspot provides a "generic" WiFi signal (802.11b/g) just as your home router would be doing. Therefore, if your Mac or iPads can accept "normal" WiFi (almost all will), then you will be able to use this Hotspot.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

what is the best gigibite for me out in the country ?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
JT
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
JT, sorry, I must have misinterpreted what you are asking. fishnfool89 is correct. You will NOT be able to use this while outside of the U.S.

I thought you were saying that you were "in the country" meaning in a rural area. If that is what you meant, Verizon Wireless (which this Straight Talk Hotspot uses) has pretty good coverage in rural areas (or in locations "out in the country").
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
wont work outside the USA...you will have to buy one of the hot spots from a major carrier that offers international data plans...
answered 1 year ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
JT, are you asking how much service you need to buy for this? ...how many GB you will need? If so, it all depends on what you plan doing on the internet. If you do a lot of streaming or transferring large files, etc., you may need a lot. If you are just checking e-mail and browsing the web for a hour a day, you will not be consuming very much data. You probably will have to determine that for yourself as you start using this device as to how much service you are going to need to buy and how often.

As far as being out in the country, it will not make that much of a difference. What you need is to be within the Verizon Wireless 3G data coverage area as the Straight Talk Hotspot will use the Verizon native network.

You can check coverage by going to the street-level Verizon coverage map and putting in your address. The easiest way to determine "native" Verizon coverage is to use the "Prepaid" button where everywhere in the purple-shaded area should have coverage with this Hotspot.

Verizon coverage map (copy-and-paste):

vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

What are the data plans available for this device. Does it use the Verizon network?

asked 1 year ago
By
MaryAnn
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
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

As mentioned, it uses Verizon native coverage. 3G only; will not be able to access Verizon 4G LTE.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes, it's Verizon and you'd have to either by specific recharge cards or use a DB or CR card.
answered 1 year ago
By
SillyStuffatWalmart
answer 3
MaryAnn, here are the plans available and their expiration:

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

Yes, this uses the native (no roaming) Verizon Wireless network. However, it is 3G only (not 4G LTE).
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this be used in the car during travel, and for streaming movies?

asked 10 months ago
By
Lou
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is a hot spot designed for use on the go and coverage depends entirely on whether or not you are traveling within the coverage area.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
As long as the area you are driving in is covered by Verizon Wireless, you should be good. For video streaming, yes, should work good, just note that an hour of Netflix is about 0.4GB of data.
answered 9 months ago
By
tennismaster17
answer 3
Lou, you can use this while traveling down the road but it is not optimal for streaming as it is only a 3G connection which is not ideal for streaming video. You'd do better with a 4G LTE hotspot as ones such as Verizon offers directly to the public.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can you use it at home

i ask this beacause it says you can use it on the go and it did not say you can use it at home or not so i ask can you use it at home
asked 8 months ago
By
mawmaw
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can use this anywhere.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes
answered 8 months ago
By
Einstien
answer 3
Yes, it will produce a Wifi signal to connect your devices wirelessly to the internet no matter where you are (as long as you are within Verizon Wireless coverage ...this Straight Talk hotspot uses Verizon towers).
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
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