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Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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

Question
Can I set this up with an iPad?
asked 2 years ago
by
Randy
Denver
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
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, 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Yes it can. Just bought mine and it works well with the iPad, iPhone, Dell laptop and it also connects to printers to provide a LAN connection between items.
answered 2 years ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
Question
will it work for windows 8
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
worm
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
NEW! The Overdrive Pro and the U600 USB Stick are both now Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.8x** compatible.

The Broadband2Go software is compatible with Windows (7, XP, Vista and 8**) and Mac OS (10.5x, 10.6x, 10.7x and 10.8x**). You'll also need administrative rights on your computer to install the software and drivers.

To attach the device to your computer, you'll need an available USB port.

**NOTE: The software on the U600 device does not support Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8. A software download from the Virgin Mobile website is required. Do not follow the installation instructions provided with the device. Download the U600 User Guide and follow the installation instructions in the User Guide for Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8.

See the U600 user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/U600-Broadband2Go-User-Guide.pdf
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The MiFi 2200 and Overdrive Pro devices are Windows 8 compatible. The U600 and Ovation are not compatible with Windows 8.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does it have to be plugged into anything?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
cordarius
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
The overdrive pro has a battery much like a cell phone. You can have it unplugged ( I believe for about 9 or 10 hours ) but it can also be plugged in.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Eddie
Spotsylvania , Va
answer 2
The Overdrive Pro comes with a wall charger to recharge the battery. It also comes with a USB cable to connect to your computer. Connecting via USB cable is optional. Usually, you'll use Wi-Fi to connect your computer to the Overdrive.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
how many devices can be used on this hotspot
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dana
Memphis
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
5
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Up to five devices.... Thank you
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dana
Memphis, TN
Question
What does it hook up to?
Do I need a phone line? How does it hook up?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Michael
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No it works off the sprint mobile network and if you get 4g coverage you sould get good speeds I get average of 3.5mbps down and 1mbps up
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
rhill
Cleveland
answer 2
No, no wires needed. The Broadband2Go plans with a Broadband2Go device such as the Overdrive Pro provides a mobile, wireless internet connection using the Sprint cellular data network for laptops, notebooks, desktops or other computing devices. The Overdrive Pro connects to your computer using Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) or through a USB cable.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does the Overdrive Pro receive 4G LTE ?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
by
Ron
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No. The Overdrive Pro only uses Sprint's 4G WiMAX and 3G networks. It cannot access the 4G LTE network.

► Check your COVERAGE 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 LTE, 4G WiMAX, 3G Data Coverage, or Voice Coverage in the boxes above the map.

Note, if you use Internet Explorer or Firefox you can search these ASK & ANSWERS by using the Search box above these questions.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
No
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
Enrique fierro
Question
What is the difference between 3g and 4g, and how much slower is the 3G?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Pam A.
Warrenville, IL
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
3G is equivalent to DSL speed (10x faster than dial-up) and 4G is equivalent to Cable speed internet. 3G can be much slower than 4G because of the older type of network/device it uses. 4G also allows you to watch a video without as much buffering compared to 3G would take a while to buffer. Speeds may vary though.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
► 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 4G or data coverage(3G) on the tool.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can the mobile broadband modems work with windows 8 systems?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
J.P.
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
NEW! The Overdrive Pro and the U600 USB Stick are both now Windows 8 and Mac OS 10.8x** compatible.

The Broadband2Go software is compatible with Windows (7, XP, Vista and 8**) and Mac OS (10.5x, 10.6x, 10.7x and 10.8x**). You'll also need administrative rights on your computer to install the software and drivers.

To attach the device to your computer, you'll need an available USB port.

**NOTE: The software on the U600 device does not support Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8. A software download from the Virgin Mobile website is required. Do not follow the installation instructions provided with the device. Download the U600 User Guide and follow the installation instructions in the User Guide for Windows 8 or Mac OS 10.8.

See the U600 user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/U600-Broadband2Go-User-Guide.pdf
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The U600 is not compatible with Windows 8 at this time. The Overdrive Pro is Windows 8 compatible.
answered 1 year, 3 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I pay for this service on my phone bill?
asked 11 months ago
by
charlita
Baltimore
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Sorry, the Broadband2Go plans and accounts are separate from the cell phone accounts. There is no way to combine and pay for two plans at once.
answered 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Sorry, that's not available. Near the end of your month or when you're running low on minutes, you should get a Virgin Alert reminder that it's time to Top-Up. You may also get a phone call reminding you to pay for your next month. You can use a Virgin Mobile Top-Up card, credit/debit card, or a PayPal account to pay for your next month of service.

You can also pay for your monthly Beyond Talk or payLo plan at certain stores like Radio Shack and Sprint stores. Click 'Find a Store' at the top of this page for nearby stores. But a trip to the store is not required.

If you wish to pay by cash or check then Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards are available at many stores. Click 'Find a Store' at the top of this page for nearby stores that sell Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards.

► Click 'Top-Up' on this page or select MY ACCOUNT on your phone's menu to start the payment process.

If you are worried about missing your payment date you can pay up to one month in advance.
http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5571

Or you can set Auto Top-Up to automatically pay every month from your credit/debit card or PayPal account.
http://virginmobileusa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/926
answered 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
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