Canadian traveling to USA - iphone 5 data

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rivetingsteve, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013
    Hey Guys,

    What is the easiest way for me to use my unlocked Iphone5 in Florida when traveling this march. Basically just looking for data and a few minutes.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2011
    Grimsby, ON
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013
    is it much hassle to get a nano sim for the pay per day? I will be arriving at FLL. Would i be able to accomplish this in the airport?
  4. macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    Welcome :)

    no, unfortunately you won't. However, one thing you could do is buy the SIM online and have it shipped to your hotel (make sure they write your name though).

    I don't recommend T-Mobile, their 3G/4G frequency is unique you end up stuck with Edge speed. How long will you be in the US for?
  5. macrumors 68040

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    What part if Florida will you be in? If you're in Miami or Central Florida I would go with the Tmobile option that someone suggested above since their network supports 3G on the iPhone in those areas. Just go into one of their stores to activate and get the nano sim.

    If not you could try straight talk or Net10 but I don't think they supply nano SIM cards.
  6. macrumors 68020

    May 6, 2008
    Your best bet is to go into a local Walmart and get a Straight Talk SIM, choose your pre-paid plan, and you should be good to go with using your iPhone here.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2011
    Even though South Florida is "reframed" by TMobile so you can get 3G data speeds on your iPhone, it may be spotty and not everywhere and will revert back to slow edge speeds. Sometimes it helps if you toggle airplane mode off then back on and sometimes it can catch a 3G signal.

    I live in an area supposedly reframed by T Mobile and I do get 3G data speeds but its very inconsistent. At work I get 3G but I literally go across the street and it goes back to edge....very spotty.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009

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