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Does this run on Verizon or AT&T network?
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Do I need to buy a card? If so, Why do I need it? Do I have to may every month?
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Can this be used in the car during travel, and for streaming movies?
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Can this be used as mobile hotspot in the car wile i travel?
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after I activate this ,can i put it in my car and have mobile internet on the road/go ,anywhere

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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 it 4g lte or what

asked 11 months ago
By
forgotton
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
3g
answered 11 months ago
By
grbac
answer 2
It is 3G
answered 11 months ago
By
rsmith0719
Question

How much data is used when streaming Netflix? Would 2 movies blow a 5G card?

asked 11 months ago
By
Stampchick
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes and at 3g speeds you will not be streaming much especially a movie. better for email and the occasional short video.
answered 11 months ago
By
grbac
answer 2
A full movie is about 1GB, sometimes more if you're playing it on the lowest setting possible. Thats with about a 45 minute video
answered 11 months ago
By
rsmith0719
Question

Can you stream video using this StrightTalk hotspot?

I'd like to use this to replace Comcast at a vacation property where we also use NetFlix.
asked 11 months ago
By
Tom
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
It can be used to stream video, but it will eat through your data pretty quickly depending on your quality settings and it may need to buffer quite a bit. but you could let it load and then watch it.
answered 11 months ago
By
rsmith0719
answer 2
YOu can purchase 7gb for like 60 days for 75.00 not a bad deal and you should be fine with netflix since most phones can stream them. This will easily stream video. I drove to Florida from Texas and had service all the way.
answered 11 months ago
By
chirodrdl
Question

Verizon network is currently 3G in my area but will be going to 4G soon. Will this affect my service on this device.

asked 10 months ago
By
rjrjr
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No. That is, this operates on the 3G spectrum which Verizon considers to be a rental "cash cow."
answered 10 months ago
By
Hopefull311
answer 2
This device itself will be limited to 3G so even if a 4G signal is present, the speed will remain at 3G.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is this true, no monthly fees?

Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G):
Wireless Internet connection
No software to install
Connect your laptop or tablet and enjoy Internet connection
Connect up to 5 WiFi devices
User-friendly web interface
No contract
No monthly fees or charges
Flexible data cards available
asked 10 months ago
By
Eve
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
False false false!!! You have to purchase Data Plan and it is very expensive. I purchase $40.00 Data Plan that lasts 2 months and it was used up within one week and this is with doing nothing on internet that involves high streaming. Would cost me approx. $160.00 a month at this rate for internet service. Unless you have money to burn, you will be very disappointed with high cost to use this mobile hotspot
answered 9 months ago
By
MOONY2
answer 2
Eve, I agree that their description is really misleading and I'm not sure why they worded it in such a manner.

I assume they mean that there are no monthly fees or charges if one decided to not use it for awhile. Many just want this for certain occasions such as when traveling and may need it only at certain times of the year.

For those people, there are no fees or charges for letting it sit idle and not using it.

However, when you do need this device to provide a wifi signal and function as a hotspot, you obviously will need to purchase a service card.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is the internet connection secure?

asked 10 months ago
By
CGS2000
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Instructions on how to do it.
answered 10 months ago
By
Socializing2013
answer 2
Yes, you can configure the network so that each device which attempts access will need a password.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do you have to connect this device to a computer or phone line?

Also, is it just one time price or monthly?
asked 9 months ago
By
April
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
No you do not connect to computer or phone line. Your computer picks up wifi signal for Internet Access after you set up mobile hotspot. In addition to purchasing Mobile Hotspot, you have to also purchase Straight Talk Mobile Hotspot Data Service Plan. Very Very Expensive. I purchased $40.00 Mobile Hotspot Card which was suppose to last 2 months. Was used up within one week and I didn't watch videos or do other high streaming things on internet. Very disappointed. Am returning Mobile Hotspot for Refund. Unless you have money to burn, you will be disappointed with cost to operate this product
answered 9 months ago
By
MOONY2
answer 2
April, this device is totally independent. It's like your cell phone in that you can carry it around with you wherever you go. It is acquiring a 3G data cellular signal on its own in order to supply wifi for other devices for which you want an internet connection, i.e., your smartphone, iPad, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.

The Hotspot is supplying your own personal wifi internet connection so you don't have to rely on a public wifi connection such as Starbucks, a hotel, a library, etc. and you can share that connection with others if you desire. You can have up to five devices connected through wifi at once (however, the more devices that are connected, the slower the speed will be).

Yes, in order for the device to work, you have to supply a service card just as you would if you had a prepaid cell phone.

You will have a choice of how much data you wish to purchase depending on how much you plan to use the device and for what kinds of internet activities you want to use if for.

Here are your choices for the Straight Talk Hotspot:

* 1 GB of data that lasts for 30-days at $15

* 2 GB of data that lasts for 30-days at $25

* 4 GB of data that lasts for 60-days at $40

* 5 GB of data that lasts for 60-days at $50

* 7 GB of data that lasts for 60-days at $75
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

how many "extra" charges are made to the plans? Service? Relay? etc.

One reason I left AT&T was because of the continued extra fees being on my bill....last was $13+ ! Now, Straight Talk last month added 911 Relay, and if I continue auto refill, there is another charge....it's not supposed to happen.
asked 8 months ago
By
smitty
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
None. The price you see is the price you pay.
answered 7 months ago
By
ncboy1982
answer 2
I don't understand why they would charge 9-1-1 fees on a hotspot. And it's the first time that I've heard that they are charging a fee for auto-refill.

Straight Talk is required to collect regulatory fees and taxes based on your registration address on their cell phone plans if you purchase service directly from them.

Those fees will vary from location to location depending on what state, county, and city your registration address is located.

That's the benefit of purchasing service from Walmart in that there are no 9-1-1 or regulatory charges ...only sales tax if your local area requires phone service to be assessed sales tax.

Even in states or places that have a sales tax, some do not require it to be charged for phone cards. I live in a state that has a sales tax but does not require sales tax to be charged on cell phone service. Therefore, I buy all my Straight Talk service from Walmart and incur no fees whatsoever ...so far.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Do the cards expire?

I've used the internet on the go unit from walmart and the units do not expire. Do these expire if I do not use them?
asked 8 months ago
By
FredMN
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
Well, since you wont be able to activate the cards or device, dont worry!
answered 7 months ago
By
MicaSavy
answer 2
Unfortunately, unlike Walmart's Internet On the Go, the service cards used by the Straight Talk Hotspot WILL expire.

The 1 and 2 GB cards expire in 30-days and the 4, 5, and 7 GB service cards expire in 60-days.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does it work over seas? International?

asked 6 months ago
By
Sweetfabie
on Straight Talk WiFi Mobile HotSpot (3G)
2 answers
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answer 1
no..only works in the US...
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
fishnfool89
answer 2
Unfortunately, no. It works only in the continental U.S. plus Hawaii (no coverage in Alaska).
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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