I would like to try the Spitz - even though I can’t find a single confirmation that it will work with Verizon Prepaid… From experience I’m sure the EC25-AF will not - so I’d like to try it with the EP06-A chip but only see EP06-E listed.
Any chances this will change soon? Or can I buy it without the card? Didn’t see none as an option.
WRT Verizon, I’m using two Spitz w/EP06-A on Verizon using a US Mobile SIM. US Mobile is a MVNO that offers Verizon as one of its options (the other being T-Mobile). The prices and flexibility are great IMHO, I only pay for data and it’s easy to add a GB mid-month.
Overall I don’t know what to recommend, however. The initial connection on a new SIM takes fiddling. I believe I had to first plop the SIM into a phone before the SPitz would get a registration, but it’s hard to tell whether that was necessary or whether just waiting longer would have done it.
The biggest problem is that I find the EP06-A firmware/driver immature. For example, uqmi ceases to work pretty rapidly. Sometimes it’s difficult to get a connection and I have the feeling it only works with qmi after the gl_monitor scripts have cycled through a ppp connection. I’ve also had situations where nothing worked and then I either rebooted or power cycled the device and bang! it just connected as if there had never been a problem. In those situations my suspicion is either the EP06-A firmware or a discrepancy between the linux qmi driver and the radio.
Since your experience with this card is not very stable I will disregard this for now and maybe try the Slate utilizing the two Jetpacks I already have which I can connect both via Ethernet and USB as a tether. The only benefit to me was to try to Splitz with LTE however, I am trying to make a current process simpler, not more complicated as it sounds you have had to deal with.