Before contacting our team, please read through our most common questions below and see if the answers address your concerns:
Q: When will my order for my RAK Hotspot Miner/s ship?
A: Check out the RAK Hotspot Miner Shipping Calculator. Simply select the frequency of your hotspot on order and type in your order number, then click search!
We have updated the Shipping Calculator with shipping estimations up through letter Z for North America and Europe! If your order number is still not assigned a batch, please don't fret as more information will continue to be shared as it is received.
Weekly Status Updates
CalChip Connect provides weekly RAK Hotspot Miner status updates every Wednesday from 4-5PM EST. You can always find these shipping updates on the RAK Hotspot Miner order page or Helium Compatible Waitlist page under “Shipping Notices.” Please do not bombard our support team with questions such as, “when will my order ship?” The most up to date information is listed on the shipping update, and support will no longer be replying to shipping inquiries outside of these updates. Thank you for your understanding.
Q: Can I cancel my orders and get a refund?
A: To cancel your order and request a refund, please click here and fill out the form.
Q: What countries do you ship to?
A: Check out the RAK Hotspot Miner Shipping Countries and Frequency Map to see the countries we ship to and what frequency to choose based on your location.
Q: What if I ordered before there was a separate option for United Kingdom & Ireland?
A: If you are located in the United Kingdom or Ireland and placed your order before March 12th, 2021, you will get the correct version of hotspot and power plug shipped to you based on your shipping location. This is just an FYI, there are no action steps that need to be taken.
Q: Can I add an additional RAK Hotspot Miner to my existing order?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to combine orders or increase the quantity of devices after an order has already been confirmed and paid for. This ensures the order queue stays accurate and there are no accounting discrepancies. Feel free to place an additional order and the orders will ship out organically in the order they were received.
Q: Can I edit my shipping address for an existing order?
A: Yes, please follow the shipping address change instructions via this link: https://www.calchipconnect.com/pages/change-of-address-request.
Q: How do I earn HNT?
When a device sends information over the network using your hotspot
By initiating PoC Challenges over the internet
By participating in a PoC Challenge
By acting as a Witness to a PoC Challenge between nearby hotspots
Being a part of a Consensus Group
Q: What’s the difference between the RAK Hotpot Miner V1 and V2?
A: The RAK Hotspot Miner v1 updated version contains enhanced security features, eliminating the need to back up the SD card.
The RAK Hotspot Miner v2 will also have the same enhanced security features, including a side pairing button for easier user configuration. There will also be covers over the exposed ports, creating a sleeker look.
Q: How does shipping work?
A: The orders are being shipped out in the same order they were received, as soon as we get to your place in line, your order will be shipped. You will receive an email confirmation of this including a tracking number so you can check on your Miner's progress on making its way to you. If you have not yet received a tracking number, your order has not yet been shipped.
Q: Can my RAK Hotspot Miner run off 2G?
A: No, a 4G network is essential for operational efficiency. 2G will not work, the PoC and Consensus traffic is time critical.
Q: Can you recommend an external antenna for my hotspot?
A: Currently, we cannot advise on any external antennas outside of the antenna that comes with the product, because that is the antenna that meets product certification and FCC regulations.
Q: Can I place my Hotspot outdoors?
A: Yes, although you will need to purchase an additional outdoor enclosure to protect it from the environmental conditions. It’s also important to note the operation and storage temperature requirements as shown in the table below:
Q: Can I have more than one hotspot in my house?
A: If hotspots are too close (within 300 meters or so) they will end up competing for Challenges and their overall participation in Proof-of-Coverage would be impacted. It's better to have them spaced out, at least a few houses or blocks away, to broaden the network coverage.
Q: Can you help solve issues with onboarding, connectivity, or answer questions regarding the Helium Network itself?
A: Cal-Chip Connected Devices is a third-party manufacturer, while Helium is the network provider. For any troubleshooting issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Q: I have gone through all the troubleshooting steps with Helium, and it has been determined that the device might be defective, what’s the next step?
A: After undergoing all the troubleshooting steps with the Helium Support Team, you will need to utilize our Chatbot, Cal, located at the bottom of the screen to start the RMA Process.