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Old 02-09-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Greetings,

I will be visiting US (Hartford, CT) for a training & need to be there for a period of 12-15 weeks. As the period of stay is longer, international roaming appears to be not very affordable. Thus I would like to to know -

1. Can I get a pre-paid SIM card with talk time/data in US (Hartford/NYC)?(I can't go for long-term contract phones with SIM card) Basically I would like to get a local temporary number that will help me ease of calling on the go, locally and back home.

2. What are the formality to get one such kind of Pre-Paid SIM card (here in my country we need to provide ID such as Driving Licence)?

3. Which is the best network in terms of coverage, tariff, data plans? (Pre-Paid if any)

4. Lastly, if one can tell me where can I grab one of this Pre-Paid Sim card in Hartford/ NY would be great? If I purchase in NYC can I use it in Hartford? Will it be considered as roaming in Hartford if I purchase one in NY?

Any other suggestion from the esteemed members of this forum would be great and very helpful.

Thanks,
Goerge
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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It is very easy to get a no-contract phone. I think you would be better off posting your question in this forum to get more comprehensive details.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I don't know about prepaid SIM cards, but why not just buy a prepaid phone? They are cheap and you can find them at any convenience store such as Cumberland Farms.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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It is very easy to get a no-contract phone. I think you would be better off posting your question in this forum to get more comprehensive details.
Thank you, this is very helpful.

@moderator, Is it possible to move this thread to http://www.city-data.com/forum/cell-phones-smartphones/, don't want to post a duplicate thread [many forums do not not allowl]

George
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:49 AM
 
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I don't know about prepaid SIM cards, but why not just buy a prepaid phone? They are cheap and you can find them at any convenience store such as Cumberland Farms.
Thank you. so if I am not getting it wrong, Prepaid phone = No contract phone? I will google for more information.

Actually I have my smartphone and thought of using it. Like many other country for a traveler it is easy to pick up prepaid SIM card and use it in personal smart phone. Plus can have have data plans for internet. As a visitor I might have to use GPRS for maps for locating addresses, places, store etc.

Thanks,
George
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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As requested by the OP, I am moving this to the cell phone forum. JayCT, Moderator
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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is your phone unlocked to accept sims from other carriers or is your phone tied to your carrier
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