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can I use it with my straight talk phone from Verizon
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Any way to set up parental controls with this device?
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Can my service/use be 'hacked' by a neighbor unwilling to pay for their own?
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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

can this be used at home with no internet connection?

asked 11 months 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 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 11 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 11 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
SeldomSeenSam
Question

Can I check my hotspot available balance from my DSL/Cable Internet service?

If I can check my hotspot available balance at the Straight Talk Website, through my DSL/Cable internet service, will the data usage to do so be deducted from my available hotspot balance?
asked 10 months ago
By
MrBill01
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
yes. Goto www.straighttalk.com
answered 6 months ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 2
yes....
answered 6 months ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
Unknown never got to use it could not get it connected through technical supported.
answered 9 months ago
By
AnonymouslyYours2020
Question

Why do i have to buy a card?

asked 9 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How good is the security?

Want to take it to different RV parks.
asked 8 months ago
By
meme
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
You can set this up to have a password for a secure connection.
answered 3 months, 1 week 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 8 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 8 months ago
By
zimbasimpsoln
Question

I want to know will my service be secure, from other to use without my permission.

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
bren3sons
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes you set it up similar to a regular wireless router and you can set a WEP or WPA password.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jchumpfree
answer 2
The hotspot doesn't default to requiring a password, but you can add one - then it will be as secure as anything else with password protection.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
SavvyShopper915
answer 3
Yes, you can password-protect the WiFi it produces so that anyone using the data will need a password to access the "signal."

The manual that comes with it should give instructions on how to set the password but if you need additional help, here a good reference page (copy-and-paste):

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

.
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes. This will work with your iPod 5th gen.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 3
It will connect in a car as long as the towers for service are around.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
chirodrdl
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 11 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 10 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will it work with xbox 360

asked 7 months ago
By
DP
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot works with WiFi-enabled devices.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Its probably going to be too slow.
answered 7 months ago
By
MikeYY12
answer 3
DP, it will work but it is not going to be optimal.

This device is limited to 3G speeds. Also, the latency will sometimes be high with 3G and therefore can contribute to lag at times.

If you're going to use a Mobile Hotspot for Xbox, it's better to spend more and get one that is 4G LTE.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 9 months 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 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Verizon
answered 9 months ago
By
Jshorts
answer 3
Verizon native 3G only ...no roaming, no 4G LTE.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
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