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Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

4G on the Fly. Connect your tablet, laptop, and other wireless devices.
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Questions & Answers for Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

Question
Will I be able to use it in a car?
I want my iPad 2 to be connected to the internet while I'm driving the car. Will that work?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Teodor C.
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I used it in the car, at the mall, even at the beach.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Gail
answer 2
Yes, this will work while driving. However, you may sometimes get an interruption when moving from 3G to 4G or vice versa.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
mobileuser
Malvern, PA
answer 3
Probably yes depending on coverage in your area.

Please don't drive while using the internet.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
is there a mobile hotspot device for someone without a pc or mac, just an android phone?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Otonio
San Luis, AZ
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes I set my pro up with my andriod lg 670vm runing 2.2froyo nothing else I have full account access no problems at all
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
rhill
Cleveland
answer 2
I used my android tablet to set up my hotspot. It maybe a little of a pain to do on your phone just because of the websites size.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Jason
answer 3
Maybe, but not here. You need a Mac or Windows PC to set up your Broadband2Go account and configure an Overdrive Pro. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive Pro you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device such as your Android phone.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
• Your Mac or Windows PC must be Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n enabled to connect to the Overdrive Pro OR have an available USB port.

Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

Your Virgin Mobile account is setup using a browser window. The Overdrive Pro is also configured using a browser window. The Overdrive's device drivers will be downloaded to your Mac or Windows PC from the Overdrive. You must use a Mac or Windows PC to setup your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive.

Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web with any Wi-Fi enabled device.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Do any of your mobile hotspots support a wired device
We have a need to have a wired device attached to our internet connection. Do any of your hotspots have a wired network port or is there a wifi->wired item available?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
bill
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device (Overdrive Pro) supports a direct connection through a USB cable to a Windows or Mac computer. (This is commonly referred to as a “tethered” connection.)
See page 26 in the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Yes, via usb, but your speed will be a little slower.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
Question
can you connect a wireless printer with this
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Janet
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I had this same question before I bought this. Phone support that I called said it would worked but could not tell me how. After buying it I can say it was easy to connect. Epson Xp-300 worked in seconds. Airprint from idevice to printer required almost no setup thru this overdrive pro. I just put both devices on the same wireless network and tried it out. Since this is more than a hotspot, it has router hardware along with a 3G modem and a 4g modern. Read up in the online owners manual up in the faqs & guides tab above. Read close and you will find info that I too overlooked the first read thru. Even one page of first bunch has an icon showing a printer. Good luck.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
answer 2
Since you said WIRELESS printer.....it should work fine!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
Question
is this divece working in greece athens?
http://www.virginmobileusa.com/shop/mobile-broadband/broadband-2-go/sierra-overdrive-pro/features/ is this divise virgin 4g sierra working in greece athens?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
alexia
chicago illinois
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No. Only in USA.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
Sorry, the Overdrive Pro will only provide web access within the USA.

Broadband2Go devices use the Sprint Nationwide Network which only extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. The VMUSA BB2G devices do not roam across other networks either. For these reasons Broadband2Go devices cannot provide web access when located outside the USA. There is no option to make Broadband2Go work outside the USA.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Is there a $10 top up available?
If it's good for just 10 days do the 10 days have to be consecutive?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Steve
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No. You can use it just 1 day out of the 10 days if you want. Say you buy it September 1st...it'll expire September 10th and you'll lose every MB that you didn't use. If you use all 100MB on one day or before the expired date, then you'd have to buy another 10MB if you want to continue using Broadband2Go.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
Virgin Mobile answered your question in the FAQs:

• If I'm currently on a Virgin Mobile BroadBand2Go $10/$20/$50 plan, will I be able to keep my plan?
Yes. If you bought a $10/$20/$50 plan before 7/4/12, you will be able to keep your plan at this time, unless you switch to another plan or until the plan is discontinued. However, if you are on one of these plans, you will not be able to enjoy 4G speeds, even if you have purchased a 3G/4G device. http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-broadband-plans/broadband-2-go/overview/#faqs

• Yes, if you're currently on a Virgin Mobile BroadBand2Go $10 plan the 10 days are consecutive.

• The Broadband2Go $10 plan has expired and is no longer available to new customers.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
If I live where I can use a Sprint phone, and currently can access data on my smart phone, will the Hotspot work as well? only 3G in my area right now
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Jon
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46835
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Virgin Mobile is simply re-branded Sprint data service, so, anywhere you get Sprint 3G, you will also have Virgin Mobile service.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
answer 2
Not necessarily. Your coverage answer is on the top line of this webpage.
OR
Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3164/kw/coverage

Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage, or voice coverage.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can you use it for xbox 360
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Tasha
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
kathy
york
answer 2
Sure, any device will work as long as it has wifi.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
Question
Is there a downloadable manual for the Overdrive Pro?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Bill
Virginia
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, look at the FAQs & guide tab of this Overdrive Pro page. (virginmobile ) download from there.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
answer 2
At Sprint
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I keep my Mifi 2200 "plan" and use this device?
I have a mifi 2200 and would like to use this device instead of the mifi. Can I purchase this one and use the existing plan that I have with VirginMobile?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Scott G
Pittsburgh, PA
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes in a way. I purchased the Overdrive Pro a few weeks ago and called the Virgin Mobile 1-800 number to have the customer service rep. take my MIFI 2200 off the account and replace it with the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G. I was three days away from my plan renewal anyway. I saved $15 also because my new plan costs $35 for unlimited 4G/with 2 gigs 3G data. Many of the old plan prices have been discontinued and replaced with $35 for unlimited 4G/with 2 gigs 3G...or... $55 for unlimited 4G/with 5 GB of 3G data. Every now and then usually on cloudy days, my 4G signal gets weak and the device switches to 3G. That's not a problem since I don't stream video in 3G.
answered 2 years ago
by
G.Allen
Elizabeth NJ
answer 2
You'll have to buy a plan and set up a new account for the Overdrive.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
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