Yesterday the calendar on my phone reminded me that it was time for a one month review of the Google Chrome Cr-48 notebook. It was hard to believe that it has been a month since I received the little computer. What is ironic is that last week I read a blog post at one of the major news outlets in N.Y. referencing the Cr-48 and it was boring. Boring because the blog post rehashed everything that has already been said about the Google computer.
I have also noticed that since Google sent out the Cr-48 in mid December, the article have just about stopped. Why is that? I think it might be because that after all of the hoopla, there is little to mention. But I have something to report in that I had a unusual experience getting connected to the Verizon network. I originally tried to do the online activation of Verizon three-times in a row and was left with a ‘partially activated’ error message. I contacted Verizon technical support and they were unable to figure out what the problem was.
Before I go on with my tale of woe, let me say kudos to the folks at Verizon. I was impressed with not only their ability but also calling me back with other suggestions. We all finally agreed that this was a situation in which I needed to contact Google for support. I went onto the site for customer support for the Google Chrome Cr-48 notebook, and left a date and time that I would be available for contact via phone.
A the prescribed date and time I received a call from technical support at Google who referred to themselves as ‘ninjas’. After about 10 minutes of analyzing the computer, my Ninja helper named Micheal, stated he would call Verizon and get back to me in about 5 to 10 minutes. Sure enough Michael called back and we completed a series of commands which successfully activated the Verizon 3G network on the computer.
FWIW. I am not sure if I mentioned this or not, but Google provides 100MB of data for free from Verizon for two years.
I am setting my calendar reminder for 6 months from today, for another review. If anything earth shattering before that date, I’ll do an update. But as of now, there is little to report.
I personally believe this is a good thing since the midget computer just works. 🙂
PS If you are using a Google Chrome Cr-48 please share your experience with us.