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Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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Questions & Answers for Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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Does this device provide WIFI?
Use needed for TWO PSVITA (Non 3G) Systems and ONE Laptop
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Will
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
You're going to need a Mac or Windows PC to start your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive Pro. Once you've created a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Overdrive you should be able to access the web via the USB cable or with any Wi-Fi enabled device.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• 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, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
would this work good on my xbox 360 ? so i can play xbox live?
We dont want a contract nor do we wanna pay a whole lot. So im trying to see if this will be a good internet. Would i get good service where i am? Also if in deed it does work good with xbox live and everything can this be on a charger the whole time orwould it like fry. Well hope i get some good answers thank you.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
damien
Indiana
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
You're going to need a Mac or Windows PC to start your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive Pro. The Xbox doesn't meet the system requirements for 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.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• 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, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
do you have to have a virgin mobile phone?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
cj cruse
kansas
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
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answer 1
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
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can i stream videos and music
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
ashley
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
The Broadband2Go plans with a Broadband2G device provides a mobile, wireless internet connection for laptops, notebooks, desktops or other computing devices. Software compatibility will depend on your computing device and the software.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
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I live out in the country would I be able to connect my laptop and ps3?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Alex
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
► Before buying any 4G 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 your coverage interest such as 4G, data coverage(3G), or voice coverage.

► Either your laptop or PS3 will need to meet the System Requirements for 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.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• 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, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
how far can u be to get the wifi?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
cludia
los angeles
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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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
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Wi-Fi Range
• Up to 150’ Outdoors
• Up to 115’ Indoors
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I use one plan for two devices? (i.e. sharing a plan)
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Brian
California
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Sorry. Each Broadband2Go device has its own account. It is not possible to add more than one device to any account. It is not possible to share data across accounts.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
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how many GB is used per hour when playing the xbox 360 online aka (xbox live)
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
mike
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Depends on what data you request on the game or app. Here are some numbers about the speed that the Overdrive and other BB2Go devices can access data:

• Virgin Mobile 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/

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, data coverage(3G), or voice coverage.

• 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 compatibility.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can this device be used with my LG bluray dvd player, it has a usb port and wifi internet?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
maria
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
You're going to need a Mac or Windows PC to start your Virgin Mobile account and configure the Overdrive Pro. The DVD player doesn't meet the system requirements for 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.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Overdrive Pro
• Mac Requirements: Mac OS X, 10.4 & Higher G4/G5
• Windows* Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
• 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, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can i use it in canada and usa
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
by
Richard st-martin
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
1 answer
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answer 1
Sorry, Broadband2Go works strictly 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 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Dan L.
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