Yes I guess I should have researched more It just seemed simpler to select an option at the rental counter than find a place selling a Sunpass Mini, activate it, rig it to the windshield so it didn't fall off but didn't leave a sticky residue either, then deactivate it (or are you suggesting not bothering to close the account, just donate the balance to Sunpass and still save substantially over toll-by-plate). Do you need the web to activate one, as I don't have a smartphone and didn't have internet access until I got to my motel three tollbooths later in Sarasota, I don't recall if it was available at MCO.
I do plan to go back to Florida as we felt two days in the Keys wasn't long enough, and they're planning on expanding the Harry Potter land at Universal (my sister is a nut, I haven't seen any of the movies or read the books.)
My comment about Sunpass being less advanced, I wasn't trying to offend anyone from the Sunshine State, I just heard a comment (here) that Sunpass was chosen because it was cheaper to implement than EZPass, although maybe even if it's true more expensive isn't better. And maybe a dumb question, but with all the different systems that they're trying to make interoperable, why not just switch to taking pictures of license plates instead of reading transponders?