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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
After the horrible Setup Process - This is an amazing Tablet for kids.
on November 18, 2012
I had read all the bad reviews and some the few good ones. It seemed like to me - it was a little tricky to setup and I was thinking that maybe they weren't as computer literate as me??? I decided to go ahead and order 2 of them for my boys - I got a GREAT deal on them from Kohls with 30% off, Kohls Cash and received $40 Kohls Cash for buying them. So I thought it was worth the gamble to see if I liked them... Kohls takes anything back (Just checked... Kohls no longer has it available.) IN THE END... I DID FEEL IT WAS WORTH IT - but may have wanted to throw it out the window during the set up.
The setup process was HORRIBLE! I signed up for an account - which I had to wait for a reply email to verify my email address. This took 5 HOURS for the reply email to come. You are unable to access internet and all the settings are extremely High security, until you log into the Meep site and pay $1 to verify your over 18??!??
While I was waiting - I went ahead and changed the time, time zone, etc... DO NOT DO THIS!! You have to leave the settings as is - until you to the OTA Download (Over the Air)
So finally 5 hours after I first tried to log in - I got the email, The only web browsers you can use are Google Chrome and one other one. It will not allow you to pull the the Meep site with Explorer or Firefox. This was a pain. You will also have to enter in the Serial Number, which is on a sticker on the back of it. This is crazy too - I think it had to be in all caps and it was hard to find out if it was a 0 or O, I or l, etc... Then once you get it entered correctly... it will tell you that there is an ERROR - HOWEVER this is apparently what you want! lol - Then when you receive the error message - you will then be able to go on and log in... FINALLY.
Do not ignore the OTA setup video when you login. This is very important. Once you figure out how to do the Upgrade - you will then be able to change the settings so the Meep is able to get online, watch You Tube Videos, etc... There are several pre-loaded games, angry birds, etc...
I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE SETUP IS FINALLY COMPLETE. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW HORRIBLE IT WAS AT FIRST... I HOPE THAT MY REVIEW WILL HELP YOU SET YOURS UP. I'm a little jealous that my boys have one and I don't, lol. I think this is an excellent tablet for the price I paid and overall I am very happy I ordered it. So post setup - I love the MEEP!!
I'm also very glad I didn't toss them out the window during the setup process.