no, I made the mistake. I didn't realize I put "renting". I meant buying. Liz definitely told me "buying" and in my head I knew this, lol, but unfortunately my fingers went to "renting". No, you buy it from what I learned. I think its a much better way, too. this way you have it each time you go. the first time, its the same cost as setar card. but after that, its cheaper and from what I can gather, more reliable. I know someone else who bought the setar card and had the same problem I did. I am definitely buying the device.