Search Product Q&A

Looking for Answers about Straight Talk Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot?

ACCESSORIES(Q:36495 A:52191)
APPLIANCES AND STORAGE(Q:25870 A:66082)
AUDIO VIDEO(Q:17983 A:26563)
BABY APPAREL(Q:230 A:331)
BABY CARE(Q:6653 A:18667)
BABY GEAR(Q:10440 A:24568)
BABY NURSERY(Q:10951 A:23027)
BEAUTY(Q:13950 A:29208)
BED AND BATH(Q:14764 A:30279)
BIKES AND RIDE ONS(Q:19615 A:36196)
BOOKS(Q:2679 A:2354)
BOYS TOYS MUSIC AND GAMES(Q:7321 A:6893)
CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS(Q:7980 A:11082)
COMPUTERS(Q:18848 A:28115)
FITNESS(Q:12864 A:31055)
FOOD(Q:18643 A:15598)
FURNITURE(Q:69652 A:145665)
GIRLS TOYS AND ACTIVITIES(Q:4625 A:11313)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS(Q:20463 A:32734)
HOME DECOR(Q:19590 A:29522)
HOME IMPROVEMENT(Q:38557 A:57269)
HOUSEHOLD(Q:8353 A:11483)
INTIMATE APPAREL(Q:1781 A:5517)
JEWELRY(Q:11786 A:12610)
KIDS APPAREL(Q:993 A:2339)
KITCHEN AND DINING(Q:32731 A:81999)
MENS APPAREL(Q:3473 A:7731)
MOVIES(Q:6028 A:8727)
MUSIC(Q:1195 A:1175)
NON APPAREL(Q:4344 A:5264)
OFFICE SUPPLY AND CRAFTS(Q:21281 A:26875)
OPTICAL(Q:3 A:1)
OUTDOOR LIVING(Q:32653 A:48059)
OUTDOOR PLAY(Q:11320 A:20040)
OUTDOOR SPORTS(Q:38548 A:64389)
PETS(Q:10495 A:19671)
PHOTO OUTLAB(Q:1 A:0)
PORTABLE ELECTRONICS(Q:22191 A:34744)
PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING(Q:3272 A:6551)
SEASONAL AND CELEBRATIONS(Q:6810 A:5531)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT(Q:7861 A:10743)
TIRES AND AUTOMOTIVE(Q:37772 A:36286)
TV(Q:10852 A:19063)
UNASSIGNED DEPT(Q:197 A:55)
VIDEO GAMES(Q:8026 A:12993)
WIRELESS(Q:31858 A:41719)
WIRELESS DEVICES PRE PAID(Q:31646 A:41458)
APPLE IPHONE(Q:1642 A:1530)
NO CONTRACT BROADBAND(Q:437 A:765)
NO CONTRACT PHONES(Q:14408 A:18852)
REFURBISHED(Q:1398 A:1977)
SIM CARDS(Q:1483 A:1119)
UNLOCKED PHONES(Q:3908 A:3056)
VOIP HOMEPHONE SERVICE(Q:1872 A:3819)
WALMART FAMILY MOBILE(Q:703 A:501)
WIRELESS SERVICES(Q:204 A:254)
WOMENS APPAREL(Q:3859 A:11414)
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Can a smart TV get internet from the hotspot?
Recent Question:
Do you need a ST phone to use this product?
Recent Question:
what is the speed on this
Questions with Most Recent Answers

Customer Questions & Answers for
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.
Customer Questions & Answers:
382 Questions
 | 
720 Answers
Overall Rating:
3.055 out of 5
3.1
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot

Question

Do the unused gigbytes rollover to the next month?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
dave
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the unused gigabytes for the Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) do not roll over.
answered 1 year, 4 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
docrocky
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
curious
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do you have to have a straight talk cell phone to get the straight talk hot spot?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jamie
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. This device will connect to any laptop or tablet.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
fw01
answer 3
No, the Straight Talk Hotspot is totally independent of any cell phone and will use its own plans.

The hotspot will acquire its own cellular connection to provide Wifi for you to use with your other devices such as your laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone, etc.
answered 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
JJ
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This HotSpot has a set amount of data it can use therefore the issue is with the device.
answered 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
MrBill01
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes. Goto www.straighttalk.com
answered 1 year ago
By
AntennaBuyer
answer 2
yes....
answered 1 year ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
Unknown never got to use it could not get it connected through technical supported.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
AnonymouslyYours2020
Question

Will it work with xbox 360

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DP
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot works with WiFi-enabled devices.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Its probably going to be too slow.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will this device let my wife spend all the time she wants to on format Facebook

can we both use our computers at the same time.
asked 1 year ago
By
carroll
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can use multiple devices at one time.

I have issues with Straight Talk and do not recommend.

1. Your data plan MBs do not rollover when you add more, in other words you have to run out before you can upload a new card or you wasted data.

2. The Hotspot, if not used for a week or so, loses connectivity to the networks and you have to waste 20 minutes calling Straight talk tech support to "update" your account information. It is ridiculous.

Good luck.
answered 1 year ago
By
BinFL
answer 2
yes...we usually have three tablets connected to our unit...and time is determined by the amount of data you purchase and burn through...
answered 1 year ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
carroll, sure, your wife can spend all the time she wants formatting her Facebook page but remember, you have to pay in advance for the amount of data you use. Facebook, in general, will not use a tremendous amount of data but does use some as there are photos to upload, etc. …and if she is uploading videos, even though compressed, it could use more data than photos. But generally, uploading photos and such isn’t as much of a data hog as streaming videos or transferring large files so it shouldn’t be too expensive in terms of purchasing service cards for this hotspot if only using it for Facebook activities, web surfing, e-mailing, etc.

Yes, you can use both of your computers at the same time. Up to five devices can use this at once. However, the more devices connected, the slower the speed for each device.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 11 months ago
By
bren3sons
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you set it up similar to a regular wireless router and you can set a WEP or WPA password.
answered 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
dollady
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
5 of 39 total pages