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will cell phones connect to this or just tablets and laptops
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Does this device use the 35 dollar cards to stay activated or is there a different plan?
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Does this come with SIM card?
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is this unit password secured?
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will cell phones connect to this or just tablets and laptops
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Does this device use the 35 dollar cards to stay activated or is there a different plan?
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Is this for prepaid use only? If not can you add this device to your wireless plan data account? Thanks.

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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

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, 6 months ago
By
FredMN
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes 30 days from the time you activate it
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Well, since you wont be able to activate the cards or device, dont worry!
answered 1 year, 4 months 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, 6 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, 5 months ago
By
mustang
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

what is the coverage area

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
bigruss
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
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, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Works mostly on Verizon or Sprint service. Works on Verizon's network for me.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 3
Verizon 3G coverage.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
therealscoop01
Question

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

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
dollady
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This will work with any computer that has wireless capabilities.
answered 1 year, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
A separate data card purchase is required.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. You can buy the card in the store or at straighttalk.com.
answered 1 year, 4 months 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, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Dawn
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can this be used at home with no internet connection?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
jmad13662
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This product creates a wireless Internet connection wherever you would like to use it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
curious
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This will give you about 5 hours of battery life.
answered 1 year, 4 months 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, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it help cell phone to pick up

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
deb
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This works with laptops and tablets.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
NO - it does help anything but waste your money
answered 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do the unused gigbytes rollover to the next month?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
dave
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The only thing that rolls over is the hotspot after you toss it on the ground!
answered 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
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