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Question
Will this device work with a windowa 8 or a desktop?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Dejaria
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 9 months 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 at this time.

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, 5 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
will it work with windows 8 ? do you have one that will work?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
by
bernie
okeechobee fl.
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 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The Overdrive Pro is Windows 8 compatible. The U600 and Ovation MC760 are not compatible with Windows 8 at this time.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does it work with windows 8
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
steve
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 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
The Overdrive Pro is Windows 8 compatible. The U600 and Ovation MC760 are not compatible with Windows 8 at this time.

Note, if you use Internet Explorer you can search these ASK & ANSWERS by using the Search box above these questions.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Why does it say requires GPS agreement?
asked 11 months ago
by
Sheila
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Just go into your account on the pro and go to map me and click to let it map you once and it will go away
answered 11 months ago
by
rhill
cle
answer 2
See the Overdrive Pro user manual at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/resources/phones/prepaid/manual/OD-Pro-user-guide.pdf
GPS Privacy Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

GPS Privacy Agreement
The GPS Privacy Agreement alert appears if you haven’t accepted the GPS privacy agreement. (You cannot use GPS until you accept the GPS privacy agreement and then enable GPS.)
To accept the GPS privacy agreement:
1.Make sure you’re logged in to the home page.
2.In the vertical row of icons (down the left side of the home page), click the GPS icon () and, in the window that’s displayed, click View privacy agreement.
— or —
Display the GPS Privacy Agreement alert window. (See “Alert Information” on page 42.)
3.Read the agreement, and select I have read the foregoing and hereby agree to ….
answered 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Will this work with an iPad 2?
I am interested in getting an iPad and the Square Stand for my business.
asked 11 months ago
by
TC
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes and if you get 4g coverage you sould get good speeds I get average of 3.5mbps down and 1mbps up
answered 11 months ago
by
rhill
Cleveland
answer 2
Your system needs a Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n 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 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, 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 11 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Connect to IPad?
I want to purchase the the iiPad Air if this device will connect to it.
asked 9 months ago
by
Jerry Richardson
Conway, SC
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
I have not been able to get my ipad air to connect. I attempted to call tech support and they could not help either. They informed me at this time it is not compatible. It is able to see the overdrive pro, but cannot actually connect to the internet (allow data to pass). It just sees it.
answered 6 months ago
by
Michelle L
answer 2
   Your system needs a 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 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
I saw an add for unlimited 4G for $39.95 a month. Where is the info on that?
asked 8 months ago
by
Jo Farrell
Cheney, WA
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
There were unlimited 4G Wimax data plans, however they were discontinued as of the 1st November 2013. As of now the data plans for 3G/4G are for set amounts of GB's depending on which service you take. There are still outside websites, i.e. Amazon, that are still erroneously advertising unlimited 4G Wimax service with the selling of the Broadband2Go devices.
answered 8 months ago
by
Alan
Miami
answer 2
maybe another company?
answered 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Does the unused time/data carry over?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 1 week ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Can I use this in India?
I am visiting India for a couple of weeks and wonder if I can use this while there?
asked 8 months ago
by
Sri
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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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 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Sorry, no. Virgin Mobile USA phones work strictly within the USA.

Virgin Mobile USA phones use the Sprint Nationwide Network which extends ONLY throughout the 48 U.S contiguous states, Hawaii, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. The Virgin Mobile USA phones do not roam across other phone networks either. For these reasons the Virgin Mobile USA phones work strictly within the USA and when located outside the USA, will not send/receive calls or messages nor provide web access. There are no options available to use Virgin Mobile USA phones outside the USA.
answered 8 months ago
by
Dan L.
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