Not that I’m complaining.
Been the last few days enamored of a new little piece of hardware, a Mifi 2200 that will pull in 3g data from the cellular network. We are in a fringe reception area but we get enough signal to make it work. I’ve been running a demo unit from the local Verizon store and was pretty happy with it, all in all. Decided to bite the bullet, went to ebay and bought one cheap. Heh.
Seems I was a bit confused about things. They would have given me one free with a two year plan. I was hoping to avoid a two year plan with the private purchase. Well–I did avoid the contract. I tried to activate the thing last night over the net but it seemed I couldn’t get it going, I kept clicking on “10 gigs/month for $80 plan” and I was being redirected to the “which device do you want to buy” web page. Didn’t want to buy a device, I had one. Frustrated, I registered the device in the pay as you go (prepaid) plan and got the device authorized for a month with a 5 gig cap. Figured I’d go in to the Verizon store front and upgrade the plan to what I wanted.
I can go online right now to the Verizon store and order a new 2200, get it free when activated with the 2 year 10 gig/month plan. I can’t take the one I already own in and get the plan upgraded “until you’ve been on the pre-paid account for 6 months”.
“You mean I can order a 2200 with the two year plan already authorized on it and the device is free?”
But I can’t put the same plan on this one?”
“Why? That makes no sense!”