There was a $35 activation fee that I don't think was advertised as well as their month cost for the service. That is something people should be aware of with this service. It did not deter me from getting it, but it was something that surprised me and irritated me while we were signing up.
The coverage can be a bit spotty. Going from Chicago, IL to South Bend, IN, which is a well populated area, we had disruptions of phone and text service.
Incoming texts didn't work right away,even though service switched almost instantly. We had to contact customer service and they had no answer for us, but in a few hours it started working.