► The Broadband2Go plans with a Broadband2Go device, such as the Overdrive Pro, provides a mobile, wireless internet connection for laptops, notebooks, desktops or other computing devices.
Keep in mind that a wired internet service may provide some services that Broadband2Go doesn't such as a home page, email, and other services. Wired internet service is much faster, more robust, and can provide more data every month than Broadband2Go. But wired internet service is not mobile like Broadband2Go. Broadband2Go is best when you need internet access away from home or the office or where hotspots and wired internet service is not available.
Broadband2Go provides MOBILE wireless internet connection for connections for computing devices like laptops, tablets, phones, game consoles, etc. Although Broadband2Go can replace wired internet connections the plans are very expensive for that purpose. Wired internet connections can provide more data, faster speeds, and stronger uninterrupted connections than Broadband2Go. On the other hands, wired internet connections are not mobile.
► Before buying any 4G Broadband2Go device you should check COVERAGE in your area on the top line of this webpage.
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, or data coverage (3G) in the boxes above the map tool.
► You must have at least one Mac or Windows PC that meets the Overdrive Pro's System Requirements 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 with any Wi-Fi enabled device or via USB cable.
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 or via USB port.