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how many mbps per secound is this product produce
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i activate this for 1 month. do nothing and buy a card in 6 months. everything work?
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can I download netflx movies?
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how much data is available per month; how many gigabytes
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I want to know will my service be secure, from other to use without my permission.
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I want to leave this in my vacation home to monitor the alarm. If left on the charger, does the unit ever go into standby or sleep mode that will
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i activate this for 1 month. do nothing and buy a card in 6 months. everything work?
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I have a straight talk telephone service with the $45 a month plan. Do i need to purchace anything else for this hotspot to work on my I-pad.

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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 any way to speed it up?

asked 9 months ago
By
coffee
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No, it maintains only 3g speeds, you cannot alter them. 3g will be fine for the light usage this unit requires
answered 9 months ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 2
From what I'm reading, some Straight Talk devices currently on Verizon that have 4G capabilities could start receiving 4G LTE at a future date.

However, from my understanding, this device is not 4G LTE capable. Can anybody verify that for sure?
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what ISP does this device Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G) use

Am i locked into one ISP? will this device work around the country where one ISP does not have a presence in a location but another ISP does
asked 9 months ago
By
jtkells
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
This device runs on Verizon's cellular network. If you have cell signal, it will work.
answered 9 months ago
By
Antbib
answer 2
This device will work anywhere in the U.S. where you have Verizon Wireless coverage. It is cellular based and needs access to 3G Verizon coverage. You will need to be an adequate distance from a Verizon cell tower.

Here's the Verizon coverage map if you are interested (copy-and-paste):

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

Insert an address or ZIP code. Choose the "Data Coverage" button. You will be able to use this device in the areas shaded as "3G Data Coverage" only.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

What will 6GB a month cost with this device?

asked 9 months ago
By
jackie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
There isn't a 6 gb plan, but 4 gb will cost $40 and 5 will cost $50. Same charge per GB as Verizon, but a 4gb plan and 5 gb plan are good for 60 days. If you don't use a lot of data, it becomes a good deal. If you use a lot of data, you could actually spend more money trying to keep your internet on.
answered 9 months ago
By
GriffinsArk
answer 2
The 5 GB service card is currently selling for $50 and the 7 GB service card is $75. Both will give you 60-days to use the data before they expire.

There is not a 6 GB card.

Here are the links to those two cards at Walmart (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Broadband-5GB-50-Email-Delivery/29749074

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Broadband-7GB-75-Email-Delivery/29749066
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is it unliited downloads

asked 7 months ago
By
curt7670
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No, it has ZERO downloads
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 2
NO, you will have to purchase data in advance. Once you've used up the data you've purchased or the card expires because of the time limit (either 30- or 60-days), you have to purchase another card for more data.

Here are the plans (service cards):

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
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Straight Talk WiFi Mobile

Can cards other than straight talk be used with this device, (e.g. on the go cards, AT&T, etc.)?
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Julia
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
The Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot is only compatible with Straight Talk Data cards. Other brands will not work.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No, only Straight Talk Mobile Hotspot cards can be used. They come in these varieties:

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
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I still access the Straight Talk Website through the Hotspot after my data allocation or plan expiration is reached?

If I unexpectedly use up my purchased data allocation, while my plan is still active or if after my plan expires, can I still access the Straight Talk Website through the Hotspot to add a plan to restart my service?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
MrBill01
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No, if you've used up your data amount or your plan has expired, you can no longer get to the StraightTalk Website through the Hotspot, because you will not have Internet availability (their website is reached through the internet). You would have to call them (OR if you have a restaurant, coffee shop, or public library nearby that offers free WiFi, you could bring your laptop/netbook there to get an Internet connection that would allow you to access the StraightTalk website). I've been in the same boat as you, and have called them to add a plan. Just listen to the various options and prompts carefully, and restarting your service by phone shouldn't be too difficult.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
PatrickSTL
answer 2
no
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
dudesterspoppa
Question

Does this device have to be activated all the time or can i use it occasionally like once every 3 or 4 months when i go camping. stragiht talk mobile

The straight talk mobile hot spot is what I need the information on.
asked 5 months ago
By
Robert
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
no it does not...i only activate mine for the months i go camping...i just login to my straight talk account and "re-up" every time i need to
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 2
You can use it whenever you need to as long as you purchase service in advance. I believe if you let it go over 30-days without reactivating, you have to re-active the device but it is a very easy process that can be done quickly online.

Keep in mind that the service cards do expire so if you let the card that is currently being used lapse, you will lose any unused data.

Here are your options:

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
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this work in roaming areas? How much are charges when roaming?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
sbugg
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
You don't have additional charges. You buy however many gig a bites you think you will use in the 30 or 60 day time frame, load them on your account and your good to go.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
idamaecakes
answer 2
Unfortunately, there is NO roaming with this device.

This uses the Verizon Wireless "native" 3G data network. "Native" meaning that it only uses Verizon owned towers with no roaming on other networks.

Verizon, however, as you may know, has one of the most extensive networks of any of the major carriers.

If you need to check the Verizon Wireless street-level coverage map, go to the following link and use the "Prepaid" button as it will show native coverage (it will be voice coverage but 3G data is essentially identical) ...all areas in the purple-shaded area will be where this Hotspot will have service (copy-and-paste):

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

SIM Card

Does this device come with a SIM card inside of it, and I read on one of the reviews it comes with a 1GB of Data, can you add a new card at the time you activate it or will it lose the 1GB that came with activation??? I am looking for something to access the web, but not necessarily needed to download or view movies, youtube & def. NOT netflix!! Just internet
asked 3 months ago
By
Boo
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
The data is how much is used and expires every month unless you buy more data
answered 3 months ago
By
spinmasterka
answer 2
Boo, this device is CDMA and is limited to 3G so it will not require nor does it come with a SIM card inside.

Pertaining to having 1 GB of data included, I believe it was a promotion that Straight Talk was having some time ago. I do not see it available currently.

Normally, brand new Straight Talk devices do not come with any service. In most cases you have to pay for it separately when buying a new Straight Talk product.

One thing we should make clear that may be confusing you is that the service "cards" that provide service to this hotspot are not SIM cards that are inside the unit but rather "paper" cards that you purchase from Walmart that provide a means to add service to the hotspot. They will have a code on the back that you transfer to Straight Talk in order to give you the amount of "GB" that you designate to purchase.

You can avoid taking either possession of the card or having to transfer a code by purchasing service directly from Straight Talk.

Whether you buy service for the Hotspot from Walmart or directly from Straight Talk, you will have the following options:

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 is a "whichever come first" situation. For example, if you purchase the 7 GB card for $75, even though it says it expires in 60-days, if you use the 7 GB in a week, then the card expires at that point.

...or, when you reach 60-days and you've only used 3 GB, for example, you will lose the remaining 4 GB as it will not roll over.

.
answered 3 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will this work with ATT I Phone?

asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Jake
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
Answers
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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
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