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Old 08-01-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Hi guys,

I'm having a bunch of family flying in from Europe within the next few weeks and they are all asking me what to do with data and phone plans in order to avoid crazy roaming.

Most of them have iPhone and it would be great for them to have a US number and data plan for GPS use.

Any good suggestions?

thanks in advance,

Ben
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: 92037
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Yes. Tell them to get their iPhones SIM-unlocked (if it isnt already, if not there are PLENTY of services out there that do.) They can get an AT&T pre-paid SIM cards to use in their phones once they are here.

The rates will be far far less than roaming.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:28 PM
 
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Yes. Tell them to get their iPhones SIM-unlocked (if it isnt already, if not there are PLENTY of services out there that do.) They can get an AT&T pre-paid SIM cards to use in their phones once they are here.

The rates will be far far less than roaming.
There are also T-Mobile prepaid SIM cards that have good deals.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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At&t uses SIM cards on all of it's plans, prepaid and postpaid. There is no such thing as a "prepaid SIM" in the US. Airtime is added to the account via automated phone system or online and assigned to the account/mobile #.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: 92037
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Good clarification dontaskwhy. To be honest I have never heard of a prepaid SIM anywhere in terms of any difference in the actual card itself. No such thing.

They are all the same physical SIMs but typically refer to the account type and have been used interchangeably eg.prepaid SIM> prepaid Account
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Take a look at Simple Mobile as well.
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