A cousin of mine from North Dakota that I had not seen in 42 years, dropped by for a visit last week, and they had with them a Verizon jet pack, which is a internet hot spot.
It was like the second coolest thing I ever saw. About the size of half a cell phone, my laptop connected and the download speed was decent. Not close to cable, but certainly better than what I had, which was my phone and three bars being a good day.
I didn’t press them on the cost, but they did say they were already Verizon customers and it cost them $15 a month.
After they left, I got on to Ebay and ordered one of them for $170. Verizon sells them for $200.
I really thought I was getting a deal until a little research turned up some bad news.
A $30-$40 activation fee was involved.
No such thing as an unlimited use no data cap plan, except for the $169.95/ month plan.
Well, I cancelled the order, and they seller was pretty good about it.
A little more research, and there are others out there, and most of them are in the same price range with their own ridiculous priced plans.
I checked into my Cricket hot spot availability, and voila for $20 more a month, my phone is now a hot spot…here I am writing on the blog.
Life is good today.