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compuguybna

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reply to compuguybna

Re: U600 for $34.99 and Sierra Overdrive for $59.99

It was funny at Wal-Mart yesterday..... they still had the U600 on the locked hooks for $84.88. When I questioned the price (because I knew there was a price reduction everywhere...and it was $34.98 on the website) the guy said arrogantly "Well, that's the price, if there had been a price change, I would have known about it, and it would have been changed"....Of course, the date on that tag was 6/19/12.

I said "Well, everyone else has it for the cheaper price". He said "Well, online prices are not the same as store prices".

Persistent, I said "Well, do you mind double checking it"... He huffed and puffed, logged into his price checker, and VOILA.
$34.98. I then replied "Well, Well, I guess someone didn't get their price changes done, eh". He pulls one off, hands it to me, and didn't even make me pay for it in electronics. Guess he was done with me.

I'd rather have had the OVERDRIVE myself. While the speeds might not be any better with the U600, at least I can place the overdrive places that have a better vantage point as far as signal.

you're right though, wal-mart still had the overdrive for $119....The tag in this store said $149.88. So "MR. I RUN A PERFECT ELECTRONICS DEPARTMENT" had TWO wrong prices.

***AMAZON.COM*** has the overdrive for $49.99!!!!!!!



dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

said by compuguybna:

He said "Well, online prices are not the same as store prices".

...

***AMAZON.COM*** has the overdrive for $49.99!!!!!!!

They won't even pricematch their own website

Ordered. Will try to flip it onto an grandfathered unlimited plan when it gets here (yes I know I won't have wimax access, but there are no wimax towers where I am usually anyway).


compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
Reviews:
·Millenicom
·HughesNet Satell..
·ooma
·Virgin Mobile Br..
·Charter

Good luck on debating converting that into an unlimited plan.
A new device wouldn't really be "grandfathered".

I decided not to order the overdrive. If I need internet acces away from home, I'll just use my smartphone. if it goes out at home, i'll use public wifi, or just piggyback off my neighbors wifi(with permission).

The deal was so enticing though....But Sprint needs to give their towers around here a data upgrade.

Keep posted about your "upgrade".

said by dib22:

said by compuguybna:

He said "Well, online prices are not the same as store prices".

...

***AMAZON.COM*** has the overdrive for $49.99!!!!!!!

They won't even pricematch their own website

Ordered. Will try to flip it onto an grandfathered unlimited plan when it gets here (yes I know I won't have wimax access, but there are no wimax towers where I am usually anyway).



dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

said by compuguybna:

Good luck on debating converting that into an unlimited plan.
A new device wouldn't really be "grandfathered".

I was under the impression the Account was grandfathered... not the device.

I know I have swapped like devices before and kept unlimited plan...

I'll report back if it lets me


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

OK I got the overdrive, I did swap it onto my grandfathered account... it does put a banner next to the plans that says the grandfathered plan will not allow 4G access... which is fine since I don't use this in any areas with 4G-Wimax.

It replaced an old mifi2200 and so far I'm pretty impressed... it seems to be much more capable router than the mifi was... of course it's a much newer device.

It does offer port forwarding and port triggering (the mifi2200 doesn't).

It has 2 antenna ports (3G and 4G-Wimax).

It can be used as a modem directly connected via usb, my mac picked up on it automatically and it connected. I haven't had a chance to try it on windows... but I did try it on my cradlepoint router as a device and it DOES NOT seem to work... will have to mess with that more later.