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Question
is your broadband devices windows 8 compatiable
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
tracy
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 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, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
how many hours I get per the 3 plans for VOIP sites and regular internet browing
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Ruff
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Many VOiP providers work at about 80 kbs up to 128 kbs so let's say 100 kbs ( all measurements in bits are in groups of 1,024 ) ....At that rate it is 36 Meg's an hour ......1024 Meg's are in 1 Gig ....and 1024 divided by 36 equals 28.4444 hours per 1 Gig ...... Times 5 hours equals talking for 142.22222 hours a month or 8,533 minutes and 20 seconds per month. VOiP phone or VOICE uses almost nothing in all reality. As far as data goes what uses up the most data is " Downloading Movies and songs " ( Streaming movies actually uses WAY LESS than downloading them, in SD I measure about 100 minutes equals 100 Mb and in HD about 100 minutes is about 350 MB .....however downloading a movie is about 800 Mb and sometimes over an entire 1 Meg up to 1.2 Meg's ) .....most data is due to " computer program and app updates , Movies, Video, picture etc .......Voice and text use nearly nothing.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Eddie
Eddie
answer 2
Depending on the plan that you choose, you get a month or a day of internet access OR until you hit the data limit for your particular plan.

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 you have a 3G device OR your 4G/3G device 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.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
if I purchased the overdrive pro and I want the $35/mth plan, how much 4g data do I get
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
yenni
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
4G is unlimited regardless ( This is because the 4G is actually Clear WiMax ....formerly ClearWire but now called Clear ) .....Sprint is the 3G which is limited. As another said check your coverage area before buying. Even if you do not have 4G where you live chances are you live near an area that does have the 4G and maybe in that case it still may be worth it to you while on the go ( you will be spoiled in the 4G area and when returning home will miss the higher speeds in the city that had 4G ).
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Eddie
Spotsylvania, Va
answer 2
Check Your Coverage
► 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.

4G Data
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.

• When you have a 3G device OR your 4G/3G device is operating at 3G speed then:
   - The $35/month plan provides 2GB of data at 3G speeds during your month.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Security. How do I keep people from mooching my gigabytes?
i would just like to know if this device has some type of security feature to keep people from jumping on my service for free.
asked 11 months ago
by
Gabriel
California
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, there is a password requirement to log onto the wireless system to gain internet access. The password can be changed by yourself as you see fit, or disabled if you wish (not recommended).
answered 11 months ago
by
Alan
Miami
answer 2
See the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf

There is a Wi-Fi password security feature. You can even turn off Wi-Fi access and restrict access to the USB cable.
Wi-Fi Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
answered 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
will it work with windows 8
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
wild bill
woodbine, GA.
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 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 the unused time/data carry over?
asked 8 months ago
by
Ed
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No. Unused data expires at the end of each month or when a customer switches service plans and do not carry forward. Use them or lose them.
answered 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
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). Unused data expires and does not carry forward.

There are 3 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 Broadband2Go plans.
answered 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does the overdrive pro 4G mobile hotspot work with windows 8?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Jasmine
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
Answers
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 ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The Overdrive Pro is Windows 8 compatible. The U600 is not compatible with Windows 8 at this time.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I connect it with MAC using wire
Can I connect it with MAC using wire
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Alex
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
I had an overdrive Pro that ran Clear WiMax which is the exact same service and the exact same device and it worked perfectly with my iMac via WiFi from the furthest room in the house too.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Eddie
Spotsylvania, Va
answer 2
Your PC or Mac needs a Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n or USB port 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 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.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does it have to be plugged into anything?
asked 1 year, 3 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
how many devices can be used on this hotspot
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dana
Memphis
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
5
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Up to five devices.... Thank you
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Dana
Memphis, TN
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