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Frequently asked questions

What is a helium miner?


The idea is that customers who want to use the Helium network of public hotspots use HNTs to buy data credits on the network. ... When an HNT buys a data credit, the HNT is burned, so as people use the network and buy more data credits, the overall number of HNTs could drop (although more are continuously being mined




How does a helium miner work?


Mining HNT is done by installing a simple device on your office window. That's it. Seriously. Hotspots provide miles of wireless network coverage for millions of devices around you using Helium LongFi, and you are rewarded in HNT for doing this.




What is helium miner used for?


The Nebra HNT Indoor Hotspot Miner earns HNT Helium tokens when devices connect, and for validating wireless coverage delivered by peers. Using a system called Proof-of-Coverage, Hotspot Miners earn more HNT when they're in range of other miners, but need to be at least 300 metres apart.




How much does a helium miner cost?


Until now, the only way to get a hotspot was to buy one from Helium for $495 apiece. The RAK Hotspot Miner, available today in North America and coming “soon” to Europe and Asia, costs $249, or roughly




Which helium miner should I get?


If you're looking to buy basically a 2.0 version of the original Helium hotspot miner then their indoor hotspot miner is the best option for you especially with the buyer protection offered through PayPal. Nebra has also created an outdoor Helium HNT hotspot miner that is perfect if you…are placing it outside!





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