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Can this be used as mobile hotspot in the car wile i travel?
Recent Question:
with the internet on the go mobile hot spot by d link do you have to buy a plan or can you just use refill cards
Recent Question:
can you buy unlimited data?
Recent Question:
can you purchase unlimited data cards for the mobil hotspots?
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if all 5 gegs on a card are not used will it stop working after the 30 days from when activated?
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after I activate this ,can i put it in my car and have mobile internet on the road/go ,anywhere
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Does Data card expire if not completely used in allotted time frame?
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so can this device replace exfinity internet service?
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Can I use it in another country, Europe, and Mexico?

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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

Had the straight talk hotspot for a week,and it worked good for three days now I get a no dns server.Talked to people online,and did all they could do

They now tell me that it's the hotspot itself.Do you have any in stock to replace this one?
asked 10 months ago
By
docrocky
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
Same thing here, but I found out that when you see no DNS server your GB's are used up. I had a card on reserve, but it does not start up when you use up your data, it starts when the last data card expires. That needs to be fixed, though I was shocked at how fast I went through 1 GB. I just changed over from Verizon MiFi 2200 which is a slow unit, but I never used more than 2 GB a month. This unit is much faster and you can use up a lot of data in a short time. Stay away from Videos if you are trying to save money. If you use up your data you also will have to call StraightTalk to access your reserve, so putting a plan in reserve or having auto pay is not worth it for this unit. Just keep a card handy, so you can call when your internet stops.
answered 10 months ago
By
GriffinsArk
answer 2
Are you using a VPN, router, or OpenDNS? How is your device configured? This device is available in select Walmart stores. Select a store based on the ones closest to you and input the the zip code on the Walmart.com web site. Keep trying until you locate the device.

I hope this helps!
answered 10 months ago
By
Hopefull311
answer 3
I'm not a Walmart employee but if you are within the 15-day exchange period, you can take it to a Walmart store to exchange even if you purchased it online.

It appears to be currently available online and I see that many Walmart stores have them in stock.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 10 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
No you do not
answered 10 months ago
By
Bridge40
answer 2
No, this will be just like your cell phone as it will acquire the cellular signal in the same manner your cell phone would. It's totally independent of any other service. It is its own cellular device and will have its own MDN (phone number).
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
NO phone line needed. Just buy device and a service card. Take home call # on activation card,charge device,connect to a pc to finish set up. Unplug from pc and start using it.
answered 10 months ago
By
skenney
Question

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

asked 7 months 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is $45 unlimited card unlimited ?

asked 10 months ago
By
thosmason
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 9 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Wirelassly yes
answered 9 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 9 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 7 months ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
A separate data card purchase is required.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No. You can buy the card in the store or at straighttalk.com.
answered 7 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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How many devices can use this at one time.

asked 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 3
According to the description, five.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I cancel me internet provider?

asked 6 months 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 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Not with this product, it is terrible.
answered 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can this be used at home with no internet connection?

asked 7 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 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 7 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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