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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

Do you have to have a straight talk cell phone to get the straight talk hot spot?

asked 1 year ago
By
Jamie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. This device will connect to any laptop or tablet.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
no
answered 1 year ago
By
fw01
answer 3
No, the Straight Talk Hotspot is totally independent of any cell phone and will use its own plans.

The hotspot will acquire its own cellular connection to provide Wifi for you to use with your other devices such as your laptop, tablet, iPad, smartphone, etc.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

will my kindle device work with this hot spot?

asked 11 months ago
By
renored
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have Kindle and it does work with This. I have it for while.
answered 10 months ago
By
txrj
answer 2
If the kindle uses wifi then it will work.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Check to see if your Kindle can accept WiFi. Some of the early models used their own network 3G to access the internet and could not use Wifi.

If yours can receive Wifi, then yes, you can use this Hotspot.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 6 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Finding a signal

AS I move from State to state do I have to do anything to keep connected?
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Camper
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Cell connection

Since I am in and out of cell service with my cellphone, will this devise work to let me have service anywhere in my house without having my calls go in and out?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Dawn
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
No, this device is for Internet, it would have nothing to do with cell phone service.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
This is a wifi hot spot. It has nothing to do with your cell phone going in and out. It is not a cell booster. If your cell service is with Verizon... this wifi hot spot may also have the same issues with dropping the cellular connection.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
nashvilleguy37
answer 3
Dawn, this uses the Verizon Wireless 3G network (EVDO Rev. A).

Does your cell phone use Verizon? If so, you may or may not have the same problem. Even if your cell phone uses another network, you may or may not have the same problem. It's difficult to know for sure without knowing more about your location and what network you cell phone uses.

Put your address in the Verizon coverage map and see if you are within Verizon coverage. If you are inside the Verizon coverage, there's a good change that this device will have good coverage without going "in and out" ...not guaranteed but a good chance.

Copy-and-paste:

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

After inserting your address, choose the "Prepaid" button as that will show Verizon native coverage in both voice and 3G data. Then click the "Refresh Map" button.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 8 months ago
By
rbdale
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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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 5 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 8 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 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
No you do not
answered 1 year, 4 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, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
skenney
Question

what towers does the device use? cdma or gsm

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
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answer 1
CDMA
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
skenney
answer 2
The review at the top of page says it's a CDMA.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
bettyB1952
answer 3
verizon
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Walela
Question

Which cell system does this use---Verizon, Sprint, or ATT?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
jess
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product uses CDMA so the carrier network will likely be Verizon or Sprint.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Verizon.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
nashvilleguy37
answer 3
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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can this be used at home with no internet connection?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
jmad13662
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This product creates a wireless Internet connection wherever you would like to use it.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SmallTownUser
answer 3
Yes. What this device does is PROVIDES an internet connection. It acquires a cellular connection (as your cell phone would) to provide a wireless internet source for your other devices to connect such as a laptop, tablet, smartphone, iPad, etc., etc.

You must be inside of the Verizon Wireless 3G coverage area for this device to function properly.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
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