Saturday, January 29, 2011


January 27 - Friends Barb and Dennis were chatting with us on Wednesday, telling us about a new Verizon Hot Spot they had bought at the RV Show in Quartzsite, AZ. It sounded like a really good deal so we decided to take a quick trip to Quartzsite today (135 miles away), even though we were not certain we would have the same luck.

We found the Verizon booth at the RV Show and happened to talk with Witt, the same representative that Barb had talked with. We explained our situation – new phone, new VZAccess USB Wireless Connector, new two-year contracts for each. Monthly charges were $35 for the Nationwide Talk Plan and $60 for the VZAccess = $95 plus taxes, surcharges, etc.

Witt said it would cost us $240 to cancel out of our VZAccess plan, or he could do an “Add On” which would save us on our monthly payments. I don’t quite understand everything about it, but this is how it worked!!

First of all, the device itself is FREE!!!

We would keep our current telephone at $35 a month. Witt would change our current Nationwide Talk Plan to a Family Share Plan and add a second line for $10 a month and give us 100 additional anytime minutes. That would satisfy one contract.

He would replace the VZAccess USB with the new Palm Pixi Plus Wireless device that we can use to connect our computer to the internet with 5 GB, and it can also be used as a second phone. The monthly charge would be $25. That would satisfy the other contract.

The end result of the Add-On would be a two line telephone plan plus access to the Internet for a total cost of $70 plus taxes, surcharges, etc. A savings of more than $20 a month!!!

When we tried out the new device, it works fine – perhaps a little advanced for us, but we will conquer it!!! It works great as a wireless connection for the computer. As fast or faster than the USB connection!!

Too good to be true!!! But it is!! Another sign that 2011 is going to be a good year!!! Hope this keeps up!!!

Thanks Barb and Dennis for telling us about this good deal!!!

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