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    Does Straight Talk sell a Mobile HotSpot

    And if not what is the best one with a min of 2 gig for one month, lowest price.

    I make occasional trips out of town out to Lake of the Ozarks and found out that TM data service out there is seriously lacking.
    Back home it is back to its wonderful 4g.
    So I need a pay as you go Mobile hot spot that uses ATT, Verizon or Sprint, NOT a USB type but one of the credit card type.
    Will be used a few times a year.
    Any thoughts? I would really like to keep my business with ST, but it cant be through TM because my phone dropped to E and G.
    E I think is Edge, No idea what G is.

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    ST doesn't but Virgin Mobile, which runs over Sprint's network, does. http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobil...mifi-2200.html
    Cricket unlimited talk/text + 2.5 GB data for $35

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    E is Edge = about 90 Kbps
    G is GPRS = about 30-40 Kbps

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    Tracfancier--OUCH!!, dial up speeds.
    Dustman81--I actually bought one while out of town but it turned out they sold me a used MHS that was still registered to the person that bought it the first time so I had to take it back.
    Sprint service is passing out there but I would rather have something a bit better.
    Any opinions on Clear mobile hot spots, I know Verizon and ATT have them but not sure or their prices or if you can get them as Pay As You Go.
    Clear is PAYG but I don't think their service extends out to the Lake of the Ozarks.
    My sister tried to get it and was told it was not available.

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    Bought a new VM MHS for 70.00 new, off Amazon.com.
    Any where else they are 140.00 after tax. And 3G speeds will work for me.

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    dont waste your money it is rpobably the worse service to date i recommend pda net it allows you to tether your phone to your laptop or verizon and some of the other carriers provide the hotspot option for free

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    If 3G speeds are sufficient for you, I would actually recommend the UMX U240C hockey puck-sized modem.

    I've had mine since last May and it's never failed me. I *have* had to call into ST's customer service to get a data card addition straightened out, but they were surprisingly on the ball about it. I don't think I was on the phone with them for more than 10 minutes - middle of the night.

    I'm in a very rural part of NW Wisconsin, so I was sceptical of its usefulness, but it's been no trouble at all for me.

    I typically go through around 200M a day, checking email, visiting FB/G+, checking maybe 20 or so regular sites I visit, and the occasional Youtube video. Some days a little more, some days a little less. It works out to about a 5Gig card a month ($50). Considering my only other option is a much slower CenturyLink (seriously, CL DSL can't even get any where near 3G speeds, or a very expensive SAT hookup, it works out OK.

    No trouble with music or Youtube, but more substantial-sizd video will be buffering quite a bit. There's a video review somehwere on Youtube for the unit, claiming that it can handle Netflix, I've never had the best of luck with it. It just buffers too much.

    Anyway, I've heard nothing but back luck stories of the new 4G modems, so I wanted to chime in a 3G-only option.

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