What about wireless? I've tried to check at Lumina (no answer, I'm not optimistic). Are there other places we might be able to connect? I'm primarily concerned with sending a periodic message home to the family, but I don't need to lug a laptop along if there's no way to use it.
Tom, I believe Ray checked and the Lumina does NOT have wireless. PM him to be sure. If you only need to send a brief message, you might check with Axiom to see if they have a wireless network. At this point, I guess I'm just going to leave my laptop at home.
On the phone front, did you ask if Verizon has a plan that would allow the 69 cent rate to come down some? As I said, I had to pay 2.99 for one month of cheaper rates, but my rate went from 59 cents per minute to 21 cents per minute. I will feel comfortable making relatively brief calls.