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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
What is the range of the wifi signal (how far away can a device be)?
Recent Question:
Can I use it in my moving vehicle if I am in a Verizon Wireless coverage area?
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do i need cable internet to use this
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Will this work with mac computer or iPad mini or regular iPad
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I have been unable to get it to connect to the internet for three days
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Will this work with mac computer or iPad mini or regular iPad
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do i need cable internet to use this
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Can I use it in my moving vehicle if I am in a Verizon Wireless coverage area?
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I have been unable to get it to connect to the internet for three days
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I have the exact device by another company can I change to your plan?

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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

on the hotspot

is it on the verizon network
asked 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months ago
By
riven1950
answer 2
Yes it is ...Verizon Wireless native coverage.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

What is the USB port for?

Can you connect a desktop to this via USB?
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
ggrussell
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Charging only.
answered 4 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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
fred
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No.
answered 4 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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is wireless service in your area required for this to work?

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
keyman
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 2
Yes, Verizon Wireless native coverage is required for the Straight Talk Hotspot to function.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Wll I be able to use this hotspot to go onto the internet on my smartphone's wifi?

I would like to be able to connect to this hotspot at home with my Smartphone to save my phones data. Will I be able to do this with this device. I live in a Verizon network area.
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Christine
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 2
Yes, this provides a wifi connection to any device that accepts wifi. It also uses the Verizon 3G network.

However, two things to remember: 1) it operates at 3G speeds only ...your smartphone may or may not have 4G, and 2) you may being paying less for data on your smartphone plan. I say this because if you plan on doing a lot of activities that are bandwidth hogs such as video or audio streaming and transferring large files, etc. then you could be going through quite a few service cards to keep this device powered which could get expensive.

As I've posted previously, I believe this device is ideally suited for those who want convenience of having their own internet with them while on the go to use their laptops, tablets, iPads, etc. and not having to worry about finding a public wifi for things such as checking e-mail, light web surfing, light social media use, transferring small files, etc. Heavy internet usage will get expensive with this device.

Maybe a better alternative would be to put your home internet service on a router?
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

How long does the battery last?

asked 4 months ago
By
Deltakb2
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Not nearly long enough,,, however you can plug the charger cable into your USB port and it will run,,, won't charge , but will run
answered 4 months ago
By
fw01
answer 2
On the Unimax UMX website under the specifications for this device it says:

"Battery Performance- Connect time: up to 5 hours

In their User Guide it states: Battery life for continuous use: about 4 hours."

Of course, YMMV.
answered 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How many data cards can I purchase?

I have seen the scale per card. If I buy 5 5gb cards do I have to use them one by one or can they be added all together?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
By
TeknoFrodo
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
There is no limit on them.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You can purchase as many "service cards" or blocks of designated service as you'd like. You will have the option of putting them in your "Reserve" where you can manage them through your online account with Straight Talk. You can have them applied immediately, at your "service end date" or at times you designate.

You can view the details of how the "Reserve" feature functions in the Hotspot Terms and Conditions of Service.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

What kind of data cards can u use?

asked 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
kaye
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Any data card compatible with your Straight Talk phone works with the mobile hotspot.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This unit does not accept data cards or any other external storage.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
windenabled
Question

Will this work with ATT I Phone?

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
By
Jake
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
As far as we know as long as you are able to get Verizon signal which it runs off of your good to go.
answered 1 month ago
By
idamaecakes
answer 2
Yes, it should. This works with any device that accepts standard WiFi protocol. If your iPhone is able to accept WiFi at home with your router or in public places, then it should also work with this Hotspot.

It doesn't matter if your phone uses AT&T or not. Accessing the internet on your phone via WiFi does not use your phone's carrier.
answered 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it have unlimited data until the expired month?

asked 8 months ago
By
rayman
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No, you have to choose the card/plan with the amount of data (GB) you think you will need. There are no "unlimited" options.

You can choose from 1, 2, 4, 5, or 7 GB. However, once the time frame expires, you lose the remaining data left as it will not "roll-over" so you have to be careful about how you choose your plan.

Go here to see the cost of each (copy-and-paste):

http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/shop/hotspotserviceplans/
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
NO, the data amount is set by the card you purchase. 1GB,2GB,4GB,5GB, or 7GB
answered 8 months ago
By
skenney
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