Under the ABC for Students Program, free really means free - as in no payments need to be made for anything! It is totally free through December 30, 2020. The service is free and the hotspot is free too.
As for installation, well...there is no need to pay for it either...but not because it is free but because there is no installation! That's right - no service calls and no service techs coming to your home!
We use "no-contact" delivery and send the hotspot to your home to help keep you and your family safe. Once it arrives, just follow the instructions (insert the SIM card and charge up the battery) and you will be good to go.