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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

What is the range of the wifi signal (how far away can a device be)?

asked 9 months ago
By
rbdale
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Wifi to your device(s) is delivered using 802.11b/g speeds. This means that it delivers up to 54 mbits per second. Now don’t worry if you don’t know what that is because essentially this is the equivalent to the same speeds you would have on your home WiFi. This is more than enough for cellular band Hotspot considering the cellular data received from the carrier is nowhere near that speed.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
ive been as far away as 100 ft away from RV and still have connection to my Ipad...
answered 9 months ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
I'd say as a general rule, 30-50 "ish" feet for a relatively good signal. It will depend on walls and floors, and what they are made of, etc. Many can get a usable signal throughout the house (average size house?). Under conditions where there are no obstructions, you could get 100-feet or more (outside with no obstructions under ideal conditions).

Obviously, the closer you are to the Hotspot, the stronger the signal and optimal speed is a better possibility. And obviously, the more devices using the device at once will effect performance.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what is the best gigibite for me out in the country ?

asked 9 months ago
By
JT
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
JT, sorry, I must have misinterpreted what you are asking. fishnfool89 is correct. You will NOT be able to use this while outside of the U.S.

I thought you were saying that you were "in the country" meaning in a rural area. If that is what you meant, Verizon Wireless (which this Straight Talk Hotspot uses) has pretty good coverage in rural areas (or in locations "out in the country").
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
wont work outside the USA...you will have to buy one of the hot spots from a major carrier that offers international data plans...
answered 9 months ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 3
JT, are you asking how much service you need to buy for this? ...how many GB you will need? If so, it all depends on what you plan doing on the internet. If you do a lot of streaming or transferring large files, etc., you may need a lot. If you are just checking e-mail and browsing the web for a hour a day, you will not be consuming very much data. You probably will have to determine that for yourself as you start using this device as to how much service you are going to need to buy and how often.

As far as being out in the country, it will not make that much of a difference. What you need is to be within the Verizon Wireless 3G data coverage area as the Straight Talk Hotspot will use the Verizon native network.

You can check coverage by going to the street-level Verizon coverage map and putting in your address. The easiest way to determine "native" Verizon coverage is to use the "Prepaid" button where everywhere in the purple-shaded area should have coverage with this Hotspot.

Verizon coverage map (copy-and-paste):

vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

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answered 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
carroll
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

What are the data plans available for this device. Does it use the Verizon network?

asked 9 months ago
By
MaryAnn
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
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

As mentioned, it uses Verizon native coverage. 3G only; will not be able to access Verizon 4G LTE.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Yes, it's Verizon and you'd have to either by specific recharge cards or use a DB or CR card.
answered 9 months ago
By
SillyStuffatWalmart
answer 3
MaryAnn, here are the plans available and their expiration:

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

Yes, this uses the native (no roaming) Verizon Wireless network. However, it is 3G only (not 4G LTE).
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 8 months ago
By
bren3sons
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
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 7 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 7 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/

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answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this be used in the car during travel, and for streaming movies?

asked 7 months ago
By
Lou
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This is a hot spot designed for use on the go and coverage depends entirely on whether or not you are traveling within the coverage area.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
As long as the area you are driving in is covered by Verizon Wireless, you should be good. For video streaming, yes, should work good, just note that an hour of Netflix is about 0.4GB of data.
answered 6 months ago
By
tennismaster17
answer 3
Lou, you can use this while traveling down the road but it is not optimal for streaming as it is only a 3G connection which is not ideal for streaming video. You'd do better with a 4G LTE hotspot as ones such as Verizon offers directly to the public.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can you use it at home

i ask this beacause it says you can use it on the go and it did not say you can use it at home or not so i ask can you use it at home
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
mawmaw
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
You can use this anywhere.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Einstien
answer 3
Yes, it will produce a Wifi signal to connect your devices wirelessly to the internet no matter where you are (as long as you are within Verizon Wireless coverage ...this Straight Talk hotspot uses Verizon towers).
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

will this connect to a kindle fire?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Em
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you have a device that receives a wifi signal then you can use this wifi hotspot.
Please read all reviews before purchase as this device has negative reviews.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Einstien
answer 2
This will provide the area you have it in with a wifi broadcast. If you are able to connect to the internet by wifi then yes, you can connect with this unit.

However, be aware of negative reviews for this unit. Please look at all the reviews before making your decision.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Einstien
answer 3
Yes, it will provide a Wifi signal to any device that is Wifi -enabled.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this device work off verizon or att net

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
steve
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This particular Straight Talk Hotspot (the one featured on THIS page, the U240C) will use Verizon Wireless towers ..."native" coverage only.

It will be limited to 3G speeds, however, and will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
My straight talk phone is att. I think it's all att because that's all i've ever seen. Could be wrong.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
kimejo
answer 3
This device is for the Straight Talk network.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Finding a signal

AS I move from State to state do I have to do anything to keep connected?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Camper
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This device only working in the ZIP code in which is it purchased and activated is PATENTLY FALSE !

Again, it will work anywhere in the U.S. that is within Verizon Wireless "native" coverage. It will use Verizon -owned towers no matter where you travel in the U.S. just as a cell phone would that uses Verizon towers.

Many OTR truckers and RVers use this hotspot as they travel throughout the U.S.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
No, but it only works properly in the zip code you provide when signing up. Otherwise they don't promise any service.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Unhappy
answer 3
No, this is a cellular device which works similarly as your cell phone does by finding the nearest cell tower. Since this particular Straight Talk Hotspot uses Verizon "native" coverage, it will work wherever there is a Verizon-owned cell tower within adequate distance. You do not have to do anything as it will automatically pick up a connection just as your cell phone would.

If you'd like to see exactly where this should have coverage, go to the Verizon interactive coverage map where you can hone in on any address, zip code, or location in the U.S. to see street-level coverage. Anywhere within the purple-shaded area should have coverage as the purple-shaded area is essentially showing Verizon native coverage. Or, after inserting an address, zip code, or city and hitting the "Refresh Map" button, you can isolate a specific location.

Copy-and-paste this link to your browser's address bar to see the map:

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/Default.aspx?requesttype=NEWREQUEST?requesttype=newsearch&coveragetype=prepay

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answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
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