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SIM card advice

Discussion in 'Cell phones' started by elyse, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. elyse

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    Hi. I am currently living in China, but I travel to the US a few times a year. I am usually in the US for a 1 week, 2 week or 1 month stay.

    I recently bought an unlocked iPhone, but now I need help to be able to use it in America. I believe my first step is to get a SIM card and then a pay as you go plan. Is that correct? Are there any other options? Which company should I use? Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Elyse
     
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  2. Christina H

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    I would suggest that you look at tmobile pay as you and compare it to others
     
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  3. krisseye

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    I second the T-Mobile suggestion. My husband is a tech geek and did a ton of research and the T-Mobile prepaid plan is what we have. It's not obvious on their website. He said he had to click through a lot of stuff to get to it. Basically they want you to sign up for a more expensive plan.
     
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  4. sas80

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    google "America and pay as you go cell" there are a lot of carriers. Second step would be to contact the carrier of your choice and ask if you phone would work with them.
     
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  5. Rozanne Polansky

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    I took my unlocked Apple phone to an ATT store and got a SIM, internet, unlimited US calls and 250 min to Israel. Advantage of doing this in the country you are visiting is that you know the phone works before you leave the store
     
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  6. Christina H

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    I have friends that visit the us and the T-Mobile has the longest lasting credits, important if one wants to have the same number all year. But the plans and terms change often so it is best to check the websites
     
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