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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
will cell phones connect to this or just tablets and laptops
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Does this device use the 35 dollar cards to stay activated or is there a different plan?
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Does this come with SIM card?
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is this unit password secured?
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will cell phones connect to this or just tablets and laptops
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Does this device use the 35 dollar cards to stay activated or is there a different plan?
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Is this for prepaid use only? If not can you add this device to your wireless plan data account? Thanks.

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Straight Talk Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot

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 Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot

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 7 months ago
By
mawmaw
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
You can use this anywhere.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
yes
answered 7 months 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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

will this connect to a kindle fire?

asked 7 months ago
By
Em
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
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 7 months 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 7 months ago
By
Einstien
answer 3
Yes, it will provide a Wifi signal to any device that is Wifi -enabled.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this device work off verizon or att net

asked 6 months ago
By
steve
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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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 5 months, 4 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 6 months ago
By
kimejo
answer 3
This device is for the Straight Talk network.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Finding a signal

AS I move from State to state do I have to do anything to keep connected?
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Camper
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
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 5 months, 3 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 5 months, 3 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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can my service/use be 'hacked' by a neighbor unwilling to pay for their own?

I gave up my cable service as it seemed that every time I went to log on my neighbor was already connected. I talked with my cable provider numerous times but they never were able to stop the problem from recurring.
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
WisJer
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
My apologies that we are not being helpful.

I don't know what else to say. I don't know, maybe you could still be hacked by a very sophisticated hacker even with a password protecting the connection. But that is how it's going to be with any hotspot, not just ones offered by Straight Talk.

Let me just say this, I've been using cellular-based hotspots for quite a few years as my primary internet connection as I'm always on the go in an RV. I've never been "hacked" by somebody overriding my password. I've done all my internet activities on my hotspots including banking, brokerage transactions, and credit card account maintenance without having any security issues at all.

Also, your cable provider really wouldn't be the one who could prevent your neighbor from using your internet connection as it sounds as if your neighbor was using the Wifi coming from your router. You should also have been securing that router connection with a password too.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
WisJer, what you should do is to "password protect" the signal once you have the hotspot set up. This will protect the Wifi provided by this device so that only you or those you give the password to will be able to access the Wifi this provides.

It is not the default setting so you will have to set up the security settings once the device is up and running. For instructions, see page 17 of the User Guide for a quick description (copy-and-paste):

http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/wcm/connect/d9ff38af-b3cb-4777-a962-b256b381bbc3/U240C_UM_eng.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Or for more complete instructions, see this page:

http://straighttalkhotspot.com/how-to-enable-security-straight-talk-hotspot/

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answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Of course it can. Any wireless can be hacked, bottom line. Home based devices are going to be much easier to hack than high-end business devices.

That said, there are all of the normal settings to help lock the door on your device. Set it up correctly and only a good hacker will get in.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
RedSkelton
Question

do you have to have a phone line?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
shortstop1
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
No you do not
answered 1 year, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
skenney
Question

How many devices can use this at one time.

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
jimbo
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
Do it work with at&t phone \net 10. Phone??
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
winnfield
answer 2
You can connect 5 devices at one time which sounds good but beware if they are into streaming video or youtube or downloading files. It can eat up that data card in a matter of hours, that's why I don't like these products. Better off going to McDonalds or somewhere they have free Wifi in those same couple of hours and save yourself an empty wallet due to expensive Data cards.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wurlitzer11
answer 3
According to the description, five.
answered 1 year, 8 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, 7 months ago
By
docrocky
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what towers does the device use? cdma or gsm

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
CDMA
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
skenney
answer 2
The review at the top of page says it's a CDMA.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
bettyB1952
answer 3
verizon
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Walela
Question

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

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
jess
on Straight Talk Unimax U240C 3G WIFI Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
This product uses CDMA so the carrier network will likely be Verizon or Sprint.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Verizon.
answered 1 year, 4 months 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, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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