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can it be used with MagicJack phone?
Recent Question:
what towers is this like verizon t mobile
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can I use it with my straight talk phone from Verizon
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Any way to set up parental controls with this device?
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Can my service/use be 'hacked' by a neighbor unwilling to pay for their own?
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Does this run on Verizon or AT&T network?
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i see that this is aa cdma device but dose it work from sprint or verison
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Will this device work on my Dell I-pad and Kindle Fire HD.

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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

I still have to buy a data card right? And there is no unlimited internet access ?So this will not take the place of my current internet provider...

asked 10 months ago
By
tearosejack
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you still need to buy a data card. You will still need an Internet service provider in order to access the Internet.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This is not a substitute for unlimited access via a home network. But it is a good choice to use when traveling to avoid having to use unsecure public networks. Just be sure to set up some security because it defaults to wide open (see my review)
answered 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes, you will have to purchase service cards to keep this functional. Here are the plans available:

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

This is "unlimited" in that it is only "limited" on how much service you want to purchase. If you have "unlimited" funds, then, yes, this is "unlimited" and will theoretically provide you with unlimited internet access.

Can this take the place of your home internet provider? It is not practical for primary home internet as 1) it operates only at 3G data speeds so streaming video or large downloads will be relatively slow, 2) latency is relatively high therefore it will not be ideal for gaming and other activities that require low latency, and 3) doing a lot of streaming, downloading large files, or doing other activities that require large amounts of bandwidth, will get quite expensive as you will need to buy a lot of service cards quickly.

Again, this device is intended more for those on the go that need an internet connection to do light surfing, check e-mail, do small downloads, check social media, etc. so that they have their own internet connection with them and will not have to rely on Starbucks, motels, airports, or any other public wifi to get an internet connection.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 6 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 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
ive been as far away as 100 ft away from RV and still have connection to my Ipad...
answered 6 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 6 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, 2 months ago
By
docrocky
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what towers does the device use? cdma or gsm

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
CDMA
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
skenney
answer 2
The review at the top of page says it's a CDMA.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
bettyB1952
answer 3
verizon
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Walela
Question

Works with a Chromebook?

I know Chromebooks are very limited in what they can do. Does anyone know it this item will work with a Chromebook?
asked 7 months ago
By
odddon
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
This item will work with a Chromebook.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Should work fine
answered 7 months ago
By
LakeStl
answer 3
odddon, yes, this should work fine with a Chromebook. I believe all Chromebooks have the ability to receive WiFi.

This device provides a "generic" WiFi signal, 802.11 b/g
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 6 months ago
By
JT
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
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 6 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 6 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/

.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you do not
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
skenney
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 2 months, 3 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 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes
answered 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

will this connect to a kindle fire?

asked 2 months, 3 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Einstien
answer 3
Yes, it will provide a Wifi signal to any device that is Wifi -enabled.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this device work off verizon or att net

asked 3 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 4 days ago
By
kimejo
answer 3
This device is for the Straight Talk network.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
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