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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

Is there a way to see how much data usage is left or used?

A lot of WIFI's have a URL/admin page and you can typically see how much you have used etc. Does this device have the same capabilities or is it up to you to keep track of this externally?

Thanks
asked 8 months ago
By
jtkells
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can go to the Straight Talk website to get your balance. What I have done is added that website to my computer's taskbar (at the bottom of my computer screen). After I've turned on my Hotspot and connected the device to the Internet, I then click on the Straight Talk website to see what my balance is. If I'm on for a fair length of time, I'll periodically recheck it during a session so that I'm not "surprised" by running out of data in the middle of something important.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
PatrickSTL
answer 2
Admin page available.
answered 8 months ago
By
Socializing2013
Question

Is this true, no monthly fees?

Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G):
Wireless Internet connection
No software to install
Connect your laptop or tablet and enjoy Internet connection
Connect up to 5 WiFi devices
User-friendly web interface
No contract
No monthly fees or charges
Flexible data cards available
asked 8 months ago
By
Eve
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
False false false!!! You have to purchase Data Plan and it is very expensive. I purchase $40.00 Data Plan that lasts 2 months and it was used up within one week and this is with doing nothing on internet that involves high streaming. Would cost me approx. $160.00 a month at this rate for internet service. Unless you have money to burn, you will be very disappointed with high cost to use this mobile hotspot
answered 7 months ago
By
MOONY2
answer 2
Eve, I agree that their description is really misleading and I'm not sure why they worded it in such a manner.

I assume they mean that there are no monthly fees or charges if one decided to not use it for awhile. Many just want this for certain occasions such as when traveling and may need it only at certain times of the year.

For those people, there are no fees or charges for letting it sit idle and not using it.

However, when you do need this device to provide a wifi signal and function as a hotspot, you obviously will need to purchase a service card.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is the internet connection secure?

asked 8 months ago
By
CGS2000
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Instructions on how to do it.
answered 8 months ago
By
Socializing2013
answer 2
Yes, you can configure the network so that each device which attempts access will need a password.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what u need to activate this hotspot..keeps asking for mobil number,,,,

asked 8 months ago
By
lizzy
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
You have to purchase a Straight Talk Mobile Hotspot Data Card
answered 7 months ago
By
MOONY2
answer 2
go to 192.168.1.1 to access the hotspot
enter admin and password, see the book
this gets it started, then you will see the phone number assigned to the unit. could be explained a lot better.
answered 7 months ago
By
notapcnovice
Question

Can I use this item and get rid of my TimeWarner RoadRunner service?

I want to get rid of Road Runner internet. We use it mostly for emails, facebook, shopping, and reading news, etc. Can this item be a substitute for broadband cable?? I hope so!
asked 8 months ago
By
PeteN2IJW
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
You could but the speeds are way slower than cable.
answered 8 months ago
By
Myinkfreak
answer 2
Depending on what tier of service you have with Time Warner, this hotspot will probably not be as fast but if most of the things you do on the internet are as described, then you may not notice the difference in speed all that much. People that do online gaming, stream lots of video and audio files, or do other things on the internet that require speed and/or good ping rates, may notice that this hotspot isn't a substitute for fast cable internet in the home setting.

And, Time Warner is good for those who consume large amount of data as I don't believe they are capping data consumption, correct? It does not sound as if you use large amounts of data so Time Warner like those who have habits similar to yours.

With this hotspot, you pay in advance for how much data you think you will use. You can be flexible in how you purchase service depending on your habits in consuming data. So yes, this may be a much better way for you to go than making Time Warner happy.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can you leave the hotspot plugged in and charging while using so the battery won't go out?

asked 7 months ago
By
happy
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I had mine plugged up all the time.
answered 7 months ago
By
baxtermia
answer 2
yes
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
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Which cell system does this use---Verizon, Sprint, or ATT?

asked 7 months ago
By
jess
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Verizon.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
nashvilleguy37
answer 2
It will use the Verizon native network (native coverage only).

Use the Verizon coverage map to pinpoint coverage for specific locations (copy-and-paste):

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

The easiest way to see NATIVE coverage is to check the "Prepaid" button and the areas shaded in purple will be Verizon native coverage.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

on the hotspot

is it on the verizon network
asked 6 months ago
By
frank
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Mine is. I think they all are. Might want to confirm, may depend on your location.
answered 6 months ago
By
riven1950
answer 2
Yes it is ...Verizon Wireless native coverage.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

What is the USB port for?

Can you connect a desktop to this via USB?
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
ggrussell
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Charging only.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 2
The USB port, I believe is for charging purposes only. You can't connect a desktop via the USB cable to use the internet. It must be done through WiFi. Therefore, your desktop must have a wireless adapter ...either a PCI adapter installed on your tower or a portable USB wireless adapter.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do I have to have Straight Talk phone service to use the mobile hot spot?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
fred
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
nashvilleguy37
answer 2
No, this is independent of any other cellular service. The Straight Talk Hotspot will independently receive its own Verizon Wireless signal.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
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