Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222014

I have had a lot of blog readers asking me what I suggest they do for internet access now that Verizon has acquired Millenicom’s accounts and it seems to be out of the internet business. I don’t really know what to advise anybody because at this point the entire industry seems to be in a state of flux. As I understand it, both Verizon and AT&T are offering double data deals through the end of this month. It might be a good idea to check them out. Chris and Cherie at Technomadia are much better informed than I am on all of this, and have an article on their website titled October Mobile Internet Cellular Shake-Up that you should check out.

We planned to go to Savannah yesterday and play tourist, but about 2 a.m. it started raining and continued all night long. This surprised us because the weather report was for clear skies for the next 7 – 10 days. When we got up yesterday morning the weatherman was saying he had no idea where the storm came from or if it was going to linger, so we postponed our trip until today.

Since we always have plenty to do, a last minute change of plans wasn’t a problem. Terry spent the day finishing her latest weaving project and I kept busy formatting the print edition of Big Lake Scandal. My cover artist, Elizabeth Mackey, finished the print cover last night, and today I will upload it to CreateSpace, Amazon’s book printing division.

In response to so many of your requests, I also enrolled Big Lake Scandal and Bad Nick in Amazon’s Select and Kindle Unlimited programs. It’s a great deal for readers who are Amazon Prime members or members of Kindle Unlimited; you can read all of my books for free! If you don’t belong to Kindle Unlimited, check it out. Your first 30 days are free and you can cancel if it doesn’t meet your needs. It’s also a good deal for authors. Whenever somebody downloads one of my books and reads at least ten percent of it, I get paid a commission. It’s not as much as for an outright sale, but it all adds up. I would really appreciate it if you would help spread the word.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to start a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. If I had to name one of my books as my favorite, it would be this one. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawings link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.


If you enjoy the outdoors and like a good chuckle, check out Ben Rehder’s Fun & Game Wardens. In my days as a small town newspaper publisher I did several ride-alongs with the local game wardens and they shared many stories with me. Ben’s book is a fun, true to life read that reflects those stories and the things I saw on those ride-alongs. Buy this book, I’m sure you’ll like it as much as I did.

Thought For The Day – When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. – Susan Heller

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  6 Responses to “Getting A Lot Done”

  1. Awww… thanks for the shout out Nick. You’re such a sweetheart (shhh.. I won’t let anyone know).

    You’re right, there’s a lot in flux right now in the cellular industry for those of us relying on mobile internet. We’re doing our best to keep on top of it all.

    Hope you have a great time in Savannah, and get some much deserved down time too!

  2. Got my data doubled earlier this month with Verizon. 15 gigs bumped up to 30. Just cost me $10 more a month. Deal ends end of the month.

  3. We Geeks really appreciate all the work Technomadia is doing to help us make informed decisions about Internet for mobile users.
    Which way to turn is so dependent on how much you want/need connectivity with an eye to how much you may require in the future.
    Thanks for recognizing them as the experts.

  4. right now we are so pleased with Verizon after four years of calling writing and pleading for them to put up a tower close to us,they finally did over the summer we now have 5g at the motor home, 3 in the clubhouse this means no more driving down the road to get one maybe two bars. Things are good in Hodo/D’Hanis TX..
    we plan to go into San Antonio to Verizon to check into the new deal the are offering since we are now up to using 12g when we have to use the air card on the road

  5. Elaine, you don’t have to drive into San Antonio. Al you have to do is call the 800 number. We checked two weeks ago. It seems that if you are using and paying for 15G they will double it to 30G. If you are using 12G or less they will not double it, just offer to get you up to 15G.

  6. We have our phones through Verizon and had Millenicom. I chose to go the route of 30G that Verizon has the promotion on this month as I feel that Verizon will not say anything to the Millenicom customers until the first of the month when our accounts are due once again. My guess is you won’t be getting the 30G promotion as a new Verizon customer from Millenicom. They will just say go with the many plans we have available. A friend of mine just last night took his Millenicom hotspot to Verizon and they activated it for Verizon and it was free for that. $20.00 a month for the device on your bill for use.

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