Your startup fee enables us to create and ship you one Call Me Ishmael Phone with one power cord, the option of two long-lasting rechargeable USB batteries (lasting 8-12 hours each) and an optional stand. The Phone will arrive pre-loaded with popular stories that will play through the Phone’s headset as soon as you plug it in.
A few days before we ship your Phone, we’ll follow up with you (via the email or phone number you provide) to confirm which of our optional stands is the best fit for your venue. We’ll also set you and your staff up with a an online account for the CMI Portal so you can begin curating and uploading stories to your Phone. This account will give you access to our ever-growing library of stories, your venue’s own private library of stories, training materials for your staff, and tips from the community of people using CMI Phones to engage readers around the world. It will also allow you to activate the Phone’s ringing feature. If someone answers the ringing Phone, a beautifully bookish story will automatically play through the Phone’s headset.
The startup fee is an up front cost. Monthly billing for this service ($60 per month, 3 month min.) will not begin until one week after your CMI Phone arrives.
If you have questions about this service, feel free to contact us, or check out our FAQ.