Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Trendy SoMoPo real estate: camping at South Monticello Point, Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Thank you all for your kind wishes about Max. He was a good kitty, and lived a loved life all the way through.
I'm at South Monticello Point, in Elephant Butte Lake State Park. I prefer this spot big-time over the main park in all ways, except distance from Truth or Consequences. I'm completely over March winds, but I don't know where to go to escape them.
MILLENICOM BOOS AND YAYS
Back in November I subscribed to Millenicom's monthly service, and received the Novatel 4620L hotspot. Uh-oh. Right from the start it was glitchy, unreliable, and generally horrible. Suckadelic. I called customer service - always responsive and polite - regularly. They suggested I a) reset it, b) take out the battery, c) take out the SIM card and battery for at least 30 minutes, and d) perform a software update. Each call was some variation of this process.
Finally, we agreed it should be replaced, and so I received a unit as fraught with argh as the first device. When the rep suggested this one might be "defective," too, I insisted it be replaced with the Pantech that Technomadia likes so well.
Now? Out with the arrggh, in with the ahhh. I can see myself becoming a Millenicom fan, thanks to this smooth little operator of a wifi device.
Still, a finger-wag to Millenicom for continuing to ship out known crap-boxes from Novatel as late as November, 2013 when they intended to roll out the Pantech in January. A dirty look at technical reps who told me 'I've never heard of a problem with this unit!' Shame on Novatel for making such a spectacularly inferior product, and refusing to stand behind it. Cherie said Novatel eventually told them to stop calling.
I was no advocate of Millenicom's during the two months we were going steady on the phone. I'm beginning to unclench enough to say I'm happy with my set-up now. Millenicom, back that semi-load of Novatel 4620Ls up to the Willamette and start shoveling. That really means "compost the bejeezus out of those turds."