What do i need to pay attention to. I will be making calls in USA and maybe on the street send an app. The rest i will do in my hotel room. What do you recmmend? He only uses it when connected to wi fi and to listen to music. I know absolutely nothing about cell phones! I believe it has a micro sim. What should we do? Thank you for any advice! Hi Jackie, You can find our recommendations for the best smartphones in various price ranges here. Hello, I would like to let you know that most supermarkets, chains stores electronic and pharmacies and even convienence stores sell prepaid sim card kits and refill cards now.
Where can you find the best prepaid SIM card USA For $60, the best deal you can get in the US is the Unlimited plan from MetroPCS. The Best UK Operator for the US; How to Cut Costs When Abroad Even if you' re planning on using your UK SIM card while abroad . sim only contract and you can compare Three SIM only deals with our comparison tool.
Prices vary by location. One does not have to go to the Carrier store to get one.
The sim card kit will come with instructions on how to activate it as well very easy. The current pricing plan is as follows. If not, the account will be terminated and your phone number be lost. The 30 dollar option will be fine for my calling needs. Hi Ryan, The article and links are very good.
Can you update me on any changes or suggestions for a three week visit to the US — prepaid sim? We used ZipSim last year — and like many products has its strengths and weakness. Would you suggest KnowRoaming over ZipSim or is there a better sim on the market now? Nice to see T-Mobile making things a little easier for travelers!
I just want to suggest to look at H2O Wireless. I really enjoyed your post, since I was completely confused on my options for a cheap SIM deal.
So paying 30 dollars a month was not something I was looking forward to. Does anyone have experience with this? Is it really as cheap as they make it appear? Cell service is more expensive in the US than many countries in Europe, unfortunately, due to lack of real competition. So you can buy any compatible phone and pick a plan that works. Verizon has by far the best coverage in remote areas, better than ATT,in my ho.
They have monthly plans that are no better than Verizon itself. I mention this because somes Verizon connectivity is the only thing that works.
Otherwise, googling alternative prepaid, brings stuff like Consumer Cellular and others. Most travelers looking to use a prepaid SIM in the US will want to use their existing phone, not buy a new one just for that trip. Appreciate your help. Best regards. Hey We are going to America for 2 weeks. We have a Huawei Esa mifi all working on 3g there. And want data sim of about 10 gb where thetering is allowed naturally. Is it better to buy in the usa or through the internet at home Three, Usasim, Prepaidzero, etc.
I will be in NY for 10 days and was planning to buy a data sim card for this device so I can use it as a hotspot for all my devices.
Hi Dave, my son is coming out to work on a crusie ship, Rehearsing in LA and then flying out to Vancover where the ship will tour around north and south Alaska for around 2. He is planning to buy an unlocked phone in the UK and get a sim when he arrives in LA.. Many thanks for any advice.. Most major US carriers have free or relatively affordable roaming in Canada and Mexico, and less so elsewhere. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, though, I have no personal experience with that company.
We have 2 sons, so we like to know what the best options will be. I want my kids to be able to call us, and of course call them, and we like to have some data to surf and use maps. We all have iPhones and iPad.
If we buy sims, can we use them in different states? Hello sir i am in usa right now planning to goto india dor few months can you please tell me which sim card is best for me I am only using text messages service send and receive I need cheap unlimited sms plan with international roaming. You may want to take a look at our coverage of buying a SIM card in India for information about that.
If the first of those, then the post I linked to should help. Thanks for making it easier to get connected in the USA. SA is pretty easy for visitors to get connected. Is this a possibility? A friend from France is coming to visit the US.
Good news. The whole process took only a few minutes. Sponsored If you love the idea of customization and flexibility from your prepaid plan, US Mobile is highly recommended. You can use your Google Fi data in countries just like you would at home. Our guides.
I told him to buy a sim in France. At free.
Previously I bought T-Mobile without social security number but their internet speed was slow in California. The last option has the convenience of using my main number, but I would like to know if I will be getting the same speed as the US sims given that my phone is compatible with all US LTE bands. They often do! I will check with my provider if there are any restrictions related to roaming in the US.
This should make deciding easier. Additionally, thank you dave for the quick feedback and for helping other visitors in this website for more than a year! Thanks Dave! Have you heard of Project Fi? I checked out Google Fi about 18 months ago, and reviewed it here. Good article. I never realized how screwed up our cell phone companies were until I traveled to SE Asia.