So, seems like our problem has been solved. From an original activation date of 8/25, to now an activation date of 9/3, is not ideal, but at least we have the right plan with the right details. A guy named Mike in some part of Verizon phone service was efficient, actually listened and got it done. Thank you, Mike.
Of course, we will see if the order comes through. This would be order #5, and with 4 orders fallen through, it makes me wonder.