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Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

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Do any of your mobile hotspots support a wired device
We have a need to have a wired device attached to our internet connection. Do any of your hotspots have a wired network port or is there a wifi->wired item available?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
by
bill
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Requirements for a USB Tethered Connection
Your device (Overdrive Pro) 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
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Yes, via usb, but your speed will be a little slower.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Jay
Tampa, Fl
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Does it have to be plugged into anything?
asked 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
how many devices can be used on this hotspot
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Dana
Memphis
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
5
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Dan L.
answer 2
Up to five devices.... Thank you
answered 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can the mobile broadband modems work with windows 8 systems?
asked 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
can you connect a wireless printer with this
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Janet
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I had this same question before I bought this. Phone support that I called said it would worked but could not tell me how. After buying it I can say it was easy to connect. Epson Xp-300 worked in seconds. Airprint from idevice to printer required almost no setup thru this overdrive pro. I just put both devices on the same wireless network and tried it out. Since this is more than a hotspot, it has router hardware along with a 3G modem and a 4g modern. Read up in the online owners manual up in the faqs & guides tab above. Read close and you will find info that I too overlooked the first read thru. Even one page of first bunch has an icon showing a printer. Good luck.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
by
Jim P
Oshkosh, WI
answer 2
Since you said WIRELESS printer.....it should work fine!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
Question
Can I pay for this service on my phone bill?
asked 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
is this divece working in greece athens?
http://www.virginmobileusa.com/shop/mobile-broadband/broadband-2-go/sierra-overdrive-pro/features/ is this divise virgin 4g sierra working in greece athens?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
alexia
chicago illinois
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No. Only in USA.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
Sorry, the Overdrive Pro will only provide web access 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 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
Question
Is there a $10 top up available?
If it's good for just 10 days do the 10 days have to be consecutive?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Steve
on Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
2 answers
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answer 1
No. You can use it just 1 day out of the 10 days if you want. Say you buy it September 1st...it'll expire September 10th and you'll lose every MB that you didn't use. If you use all 100MB on one day or before the expired date, then you'd have to buy another 10MB if you want to continue using Broadband2Go.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Broadband2Go User
answer 2
Virgin Mobile answered your question in the FAQs:

• If I'm currently on a Virgin Mobile BroadBand2Go $10/$20/$50 plan, will I be able to keep my plan?
Yes. If you bought a $10/$20/$50 plan before 7/4/12, you will be able to keep your plan at this time, unless you switch to another plan or until the plan is discontinued. However, if you are on one of these plans, you will not be able to enjoy 4G speeds, even if you have purchased a 3G/4G device. http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-broadband-plans/broadband-2-go/overview/#faqs

• Yes, if you're currently on a Virgin Mobile BroadBand2Go $10 plan the 10 days are consecutive.

• The Broadband2Go $10 plan has expired and is no longer available to new customers.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
Dan L.
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