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Question
I have windows 8 will this on the go feature work
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
jackie
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
The Overdrive Pro is Windows 8 compatible.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does this unit support both 4G LTE and 4G WiMax which is being shut down soon here in Ohio I understand. Is the 3G fairly fast? Anybody know?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Doug
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
• See the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf
3G and 4G Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Wireless mode                      Maximum downlink speeds                      Typical downlink speeds
        3G (EV-DO Rev. 0)                      2.4 Mbps                                                  400–700 kbps
        3G (EV-DO Rev. A)                      3 Mbps                                                         0.6–1.4 Mbps
        4G                                              10 Mbps                                                         3–6 Mbps

DATA SPEED COMPARISONS
• Virgin Mobile also answered your question in the FAQs:
Data speeds of Virgin Mobile’s Broadband2Go 3G/4G devices
Operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network, the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot and the U600 3G/4G USB Sticks average speeds ranging between 3 – 6 mbps as compared to 600 kbps – 1.4 mbps on the 3G Nationwide Sprint Network – that’s up to 10 times faster!* The Sprint 4G Network reaches over 70 markets in the US.
*Based on download speed comparison of Sprint 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps – 1.4 mbps) vs. Sprint 4G avg. speeds (3 – 6 mbps). Actual speeds may vary based upon plan or other factors. These Virgin Mobile’s Broadband2Go devices operate on the Sprint 4G WiMAX Network.
http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5677/

COVERAGE
• Important: Before buying any 4G device you should check 4G COVERAGE in your area on the top line of this webpage.
    OR
   Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

   Be sure to select your coverage interest such as 4G WiMAX, data coverage(3G).

COMPATIBILITY
• You need one of the Broadband2Go plans and a Broadband2Go device that is compatible with your computing device. See the System Requirements for each Broadband2Go device to determine compa+E134tibility.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The current Broadband2Go 4G/3G devices, U600 and Overdrive Pro, use the Sprint 3G and 4G  WiMAX data networks. 4G LTE not available for Broadband2Go at this time.

► Before buying any 4G/3G Broadband2Go device you should check COVERAGE in your area on the top line of this webpage.
            OR
    Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

    Be sure to select 4G WiMAX or data coverage(3G) on the tool.

See these FAQs:
http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5742
http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5776

For more details call Broadband2Go Support. Click 'SUPPORT' at the top of this page to find the Broadband2Go phone number or email.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
I am currently using the $55. beyond talk option for one phone. Can I get the 'Overdrive' mobile hotspot and use it under the plan I already have??
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Linda Morrissey
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
The Beyond Talk plans are only for the Beyond Talk phones and are separate from the Broadband2Go plans. Only one device(phone or Broadband2Go device) can be on any account.

SOLUTION - NEW PHONE
► Virgin Mobile has a solution for you. Virgin Mobile has Beyond Talk phones that can provide mobile internet access (Wi-Fi hotspot) to devices like laptops,
     iPads, Macs, Windows PCs, tablets, games, and more.

     Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S II(uses 3G and 4G WiMAX network), and both Apple iPhone 4 & 4S (uses 3G network) using a Beyond Talk plan ($35, $45,
     or $55 per month) and the $15/month Mobile Hotspot option can create a mobile hotspot. Your computing devices must be Wi-Fi enabled.
     See these Beyond Talk phones at:                    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/shop/cell-phones/#/sort_love/view_grid/feature_hotspot/

COVERAGE - 4G WIMAX AND 3G
► Before buying any 4G Beyond Talk phone you should check COVERAGE in your area on the top line of this webpage.
            OR
    Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

    Be sure to select 4G WiMAX and/or 3G Data Coverage on the tool above the map.

CAPABILITIES AND SPEED
    The Samsung Galaxy S II and the Apple iPhone 4 & 4S can provide wireless mobile internet access to 5 computing devices.
    3G and 4G WiMAX indicate which data network is used for web access. Each network has different maximum speed capabilities. The 4G WiMAX
     network is much faster than 3G but the 3G network is more widespread around the country. Note that the 4G WiMAX network is now complete and no
     longer being expanded.

    Virgin Mobile answered your question in the FAQs:

    • Data speeds for 3G devices on the 3G Nationwide Sprint Network range from 600 kbps – 1.4 mbps*.

    • Data speeds for 4G devices operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network, typical speeds range from 3 – 6 mbps*. The Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network
      reaches over 70 markets in the US.
         *Actual speeds may vary based upon plan or other factors.
         http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5688/
         http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5776

LIMITATIONS
►  All the Beyond Talk plans ($35, $45, $55 per month) provide unlimited data during your month of service. Data access will continue but speeds
     will be reduced to 256Kbps after reaching 2.5GB of data or ►3.5GB of data with the $15/month Hotspot option◄. Full speed will resume after paying
     for your next monthly plan.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Bought in USA need to use for work n canada
Is this possible
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Shelly
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Sorry, Broadband2Go plans and the Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro work strictly within the USA.

The Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro uses the Sprint Nationwide Network which only extends throughout the US, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. The Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro does not roam across other networks either. For these reasons the Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro cannot provide web access when located outside the USA. There is no option to make the Broadband2Go Overdrive Pro work outside the USA.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
is there a unlimited data plan
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
april cortez
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, the 3 older Broadband2Go plans will be available until 11/1/13 and you'll be able to keep your plan after that. After 11/1/13 the 3 older Broadband2Go plans will not be available to new customers.

There are 3 NEW Broadband2Go plans: $25 per month, $55 per month, and $5 per day. None of the NEW plans have unlimited data under any condition or any data speed. But under the NEW plans you will receive maximum data speed during your month or day until you've reached the data limit for your plan.
- The $25/month plan provides 1.5GB of data at 4G WiMAX and 3G speeds during your month*.
- The $55/month plan provides 6GB of data at 4G WiMAX and 3G speeds during your month*.
- The $5/day plan provides 250MB of data at 4G WiMAX and 3G speeds for 24 hours*.
*These plans are available for current 4G/3G devices like Overdrive Pro and U600 devices as well as 3G-only Broadband2Go devices(MiFi 2200, Ovation
MC760, and PEEL). 4G WiMAX service only available on the 4G/3G devices in areas covered by 4G WiMAX. Data access will stop at the end of your
plan period(i.e. 1 month or 1 day) or when your data limit is reached(i.e. 1.5GB, 6GB, or 250MB). You should experience full data speeds while your plan is in effect or until your data limit is reached; data speeds will no longer be slowed with the NEW Broadband2Go plans.

Also available until 11/1/13, are the 3 older Broadband2Go plans: $35 per month, $55 per month, and $5 per day.
There are 3 Broadband2Go plans: $35 per month, $55 per month, and $5 per day.
• Both the $35 and $55 per month plans will provide Unlimited data for 1 month when you have a 4G/3G Broadband2Go device (U600 or Overdrive Pro)
operating in 4G mode. Data access will continue after you receive 10GB of data but 4G speeds will be reduced to about 2Mbps.

The $5 Daily plan will get you Unlimited data for 24 hours when you have a 4G/3G Broadband2Go device such as the U600 or Overdrive Pro operating at
4G speeds. Your speeds may drop to about 2Mbps when 500MB of data is reached but data access will continue for the rest of your 24 hours.

• When your 4G/3G device (U600 or Overdrive Pro) is operating at 3G speed then:
- The $35/month plan provides 2GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
- The $55/month plan provides 5GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
- The $5/day plan provides 200MB of data at 3G speeds during your day.
- There currently is no unlimited plan for 3G-only devices such as the Ovation MC760 or MiFi 2200.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
overdrive pro
Do I have to have to have a home computer to use this?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
cynde
hancock mn
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
The Broadband2Go plans with a Broadband2Go device provides a mobile, wireless internet connection for laptops, notebooks, desktops, iPods, iPads, phones, or other computing devices.

   Your system needs Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n or USB port just to CONNECT to the Overdrive Pro. To START your Virgin Mobile account and CONFIGURE the
   Overdrive Pro you need a Mac or Windows PC that meets the following System Requirements. Once you've created your Virgin Mobile account and
   configured your Overdrive Pro you should be able to access the web with any device using Wi-Fi or USB port.

► 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, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I use it to put coverage on my phone?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
natee
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
The Broadband2Go plans with a Broadband2Go device, such as the Overdrive Pro, provides a mobile, wireless INTERNET connection for laptops, notebooks, Wi-Fi enabled phones, desktops or other computing devices. It won't provide a phone connection.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
The $5/ day plan. Is this fee just for the days I use the device?
I would like to use the internet for my convenience when I am out of town. I may use it only 2 or 4 days a month, possibly 0 days.
This would be an idea situation.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
ken
orlando
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, you got the right idea. That is exactly why they have the $5/day plans. You can buy a plan whenever you need wireless, mobile internet access. You only need to buy a plan once a year to keep your Broadband2Go account active. And even if you don't use your Broadband2Go account for a year you can start a new Broadband2Go account.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
For the pay $120.00 for 6 months is that 6GB per month or 6GB for the entire 6 months?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Edith Ford
33873
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
You quoted the full purchase price for the Overdrive Pro device. You only have to buy the device once. You must also choose and buy a Broadband2Go plan to use your Overdrive Pro device. The Broadband2Go plan is not included in the price of any device. There are no Broadband2Go plans that last 6 months. You can buy a Broadband2Go plan whenever you need wireless, mobile internet access for laptops, iPads, iPods, tablets, etc. There is no requirement to buy a plan every month.

There are 3 NEW Broadband2Go plans: $25 per month, $55 per month, and $5 per day.
   - The $25/month plan provides 1.5GB of data at 4G WiMAX and 3G speeds during your month*.
   - The $55/month plan provides 6GB of data at 4G WiMAX and 3G speeds during your month*.
   - The $5/day plan provides 250MB of data at 4G WiMAX and 3G speeds for 24 hours*.
      *These plans are available for current 4G/3G devices like Overdrive Pro and U600 devices as well as 3G-only Broadband2Go devices(MiFi 2200, Ovation
        MC760, and PEEL). 4G WiMAX service only available on the 4G/3G devices in areas covered by 4G WiMAX. Data access will stop at the end of your
        plan period(i.e. 1 month or 1 day) or when your data limit is reached(i.e. 1.5GB, 6GB, or 250MB). You should experience full data speeds while your plan
        is in effect or until your data limit is reached; data speeds will no longer be slowed with the NEW Broadband2Go plans.

Also available until 11/1/13, are 3 Broadband2Go plans: $35 per month, $55 per month, and $5 per day.
•  Both the $35 and $55 per month plans will provide Unlimited data for 1 month when you have a 4G/3G Broadband2Go device (U600 or Overdrive Pro)
   operating in 4G mode. Data access will continue after you receive 10GB of data but 4G speeds will be reduced to about 2Mbps.

   The $5 Daily plan will get you Unlimited data for 24 hours when you have a 4G/3G Broadband2Go device such as the U600 or Overdrive Pro operating at
   4G speeds. Your speeds may drop to about 2Mbps when 500MB of data is reached but data access will continue for the rest of your 24 hours.

• When your 4G/3G device (U600 or Overdrive Pro) is operating at 3G speed then:
   - The $35/month plan provides 2GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
   - The $55/month plan provides 5GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
   - The $5/day plan provides 200MB of data at 3G speeds during your day.

► Before buying any 4G/3G Broadband2Go device you should check COVERAGE in your area on the top line of this webpage.
            OR
    Follow the link at this FAQ: http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5679

    Be sure to select 4G WiMAX or data coverage(3G) on the tool. The current Broadband2Go 4G/3G devices, U600 and Overdrive Pro, use the Sprint 3G and
    4G WiMAX data networks. 4G WiMAX is available in over 70 areas. 4G LTE not available for Broadband2Go at this time .
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can it work on a Galaxy Tab 2?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
by
Betty REa
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
   Your tablet needs Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n or a USB port just to CONNECT to the Overdrive Pro. To START your Virgin Mobile account and CONFIGURE the
   Overdrive Pro you need a Mac or Windows PC that meets the following System Requirements. Once you've created your Virgin Mobile account and
   configured your Overdrive Pro you should be able to access the web with any device using Wi-Fi or USB port.

   • 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, 2 months ago
by
Dan L.
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