So I purchased a BG95 Nimbelink modem from Digi-key, and tried to activate it with Kajeet on the Verizon network. They came back and told me that it was already activated. Since it was a new modem, this was not possible, so copied Nimbelink support on the email. Nimbelink went back to Verizon and came back with:
I just got done talking to Verizon. It looks like there is an issue in Verizons system with SIM’s starting with 891480000055421xxxxx. They are working on tracking it down and fixing it, they said it might be a week or so until it is corrected.
The cellular IoT ecosystem is moving rapidly. Prices are coming down to the point where cellular is very attractive. However, it is still a very complex system and it is still hard. Good connections and support are essential to supporting a product using cellular, so glad to be working with these companies who provide good support.