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T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot

Create your own personal HotSpot on the go with the T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot-get high-speed Internet on up to five Wi-Fi devices, using a single mobile broadband connection. • High-speed Internet for up to 5 Wi-Fi devices (gaming consoles, laptops, more) • Compact & light weight for easy portability • 4G-capable for blazing-fast speeds on T-Mobile's fast 4G network T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details.
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Questions & Answers for T-Mobile T-Mobile 4G Mobile HotSpot

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does it have a key board?

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answer 1
This device has no keyboard.
It is a WiFi Access Point.
If you have a laptop or PC with WiFi you can connect to the mobile hotspot and connect to the internet through it.
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Seattle
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answer 2
No it does not
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Seattle, WA
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can you plug a usb cable from the device to direct tv box

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The USB cable is used to provide charging and access to the Micro SD card slot, it is not used for "tethering" or connecting it like a modem.
So I am guessing you want to plug it in and use it like a modem.
This device is to be used as a WiFi Hotspot and the device trying to get onto the internet must do so using WiFi.
:)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
Seattle
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answer 2
No, the USB port on the mobile hotspot is only to access the micro SD card as well as to provide a means to charge the battery.
Thye charger that comes with the device provides 1Amp of current.
if your USB port delibers less than 1 Amp the time to fully charge will take longer.

USBs on laptops and PCs deliver 500mA (so twice as long)
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Anonymous
Seattle, WA
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can I use this from my home to use the internet on my computer ?

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Paola KS 66071
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answer 1
Yes it would work if you dd not exceed your plans limit for data.
find out your average monthly data usage on your home router.

The calculate if you would need the 10G plan (or whatever the plans are at the time you do this)
then work out if its affordable,

If you exceed the data plan and your speed is reduced it would become a poor experience for you.
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Seattle, WA
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answer 2
Yes as long as you are able to connect wirelessly to the internet. This device acts a like a hotspot, so it will "run" the internet capability for many devices (laptops. ITouch, IPad, etc).
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Sandy Springs GA
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Does this accessorie work for 3g phones too?

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It is to provide internet access using WiFi.

Your 3G phone can access the T-mobile network directly :)
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Seattle, WA
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The fast answer is yes, if your 3G phone has WiFI.

But the bigger question, if you already have a T-Mobile 3G phone, it can connect directly to the T-Mobile Network (just like the Mobile Router) so what would be the reason to do it?
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Seattle
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CAN U USED MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER AT A TIME

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You can use up to 5 WiFi devices at the same time, so yes :)
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Seattle
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answer 2
Yes, you can connect up to 5 computers at the same time, they of course must be able to connect to the mobile hotspot using WiFi :)
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Seattle
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can this device make calls as well

when reading reviews people gave high marks on call quality so thats why i was asking also i was wanting to know what speeds to expect when i go past 5 or 10gb on the data plan cause my dsl dosent work all the time and i need something i can surf the web and play games on xbox live as well as watch netflix also do you offer a unlimited prepaid broadband sorry for all the questionsjust trying to find info
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walnut hill fl
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answer 1
To answer your questions
1) Can this device make calls?
you cannot make voice calls, if you had Skype or another Voice over IP program it would work...just like you can with a PC.

2)What speeds can I expect after i reach the 5G or 10G plan?
When you exceed that amount you will still be able to connect to the internet you will however not be able to stream video. To quote a speed , i would say around 150Kbps. Your mileage may vary:)

3)Do you offer an unlimited Prepaid Broadband?
The largest plan is 10G, since you are not disconnected after your reach 10G it is unlimited, it is just not unlimited maximum speed.:)
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Seattle
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answer 2
It cannot make calls.
If your PC has a VOIP application like Skpe it can make that kind of calls.

When you reach your limit the speed will be around 150Kbps, not enough to do streaming video.

So you could surf slowly, play games that did not need low latency...but no go with streaming video.

You could get multiple 10G plans and swap SIM cards when you reached your limit?

I recommend checking how much data you use every month...and if you reach les than 10G a month you are in good shape :)
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Anonymous
Seattle, WA
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What's the range of the Wi-Fi hotspot this device creates?

I'm planning to use this device outside for several laptops. I'm curious to find out the physical distance limitations between the mobile hotspot and the respective laptops.
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Bayville, NJ
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answer 1
Your scenario would work, the laptops would all be in the same room......no more than 100 feet from the Hotspot
Your mileage may vary, they are radio waves and many things can effect them (make the range decrease)
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Anonymous
Seattle, WA
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answer 2
Given the size of the device it will not cover as well as your home hotspot but will cover a large room easily, not the entire house. Many variables such as wall construction and such.i use it for multiple laptops in a single level home.
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seattle
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Can the hotspot remain on the charger 24/7 without damaging the battery?

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Indianapolis
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answer 1
Hi,

Anything that runs on batteries and is connected to the charger for a long time will result in a shorter battery life,

So I would say it will not damage your battery, it will decrease the life of your battery, but since its plugged in....does it really matter?
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Anonymous
Seattle, WA
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answer 2
It depends on the circuitry in the device. If the device is "smart" and stops charging the battery after it is full and then just pulls current from the outlet to the device, bypassing the battery on a separate circuit, then the battery would be unaffected.
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Fort Worth, TX
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does it open like a book ?

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jonesboro, ga
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answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
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customerCatherine
Fullerton, CA
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answer 2
No, it is exactly what you see.
It does not open, it does not fold, it does not slide.
it just sits there and allows you to connect to the internet using WiFi from your devices :)
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Anonymous
Seattle, WA
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Question

Will this work with Linux devices?

The product description says this hotspot works with Windows and Apple OS. Why not Linux?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
Dedham, MA
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answer 1
Yes, it does. No drivers are required. It acts just like any other Wifi hotspot. I purchased it for just that reason.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
Lawrence, KS
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answer 2
It works. You just need to write your own driver. Welcome to Linux.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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PeterJ
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