Carrier Best pre-pay solution for a NY holiday?

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  1. Onno macrumors member

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    I'm going on a trip to NY in a few weeks and I was wondering which provider has the best pre-pay solution & coverage in NY. I'm not going to call or text, I'm just going to use it for the data. :)

    I was looking at yourkarma.com, but I would prefer to just use another sim in my phone. Does anyone has a tip?
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    You options are likely tmobile and att. Check their websites.
     
  3. TheProFTW, Jul 18, 2013
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    How long are you gonna be in NY?

    You've got 2 (cheap) options, both on t-mobile, the $30 plan with unlimited text & data (data limited to 5GB a month, after that it goes to EDGE speeds) with 100 minutes

    Or, $3 a day plan, with unlimited everything, with data limited to 200 a day on 4g speeds (after that it goes to EDGE speeds).
     
  4. Onno thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!! I'll be there for 10 days, I looked at both the sites. The T-mobile offer looks quite ok, but any idea about the coverage? T-Mobile here in the Netherlands is quite bad. Is there a big difference between ATT and T-Mobile in NY? I'll be in Brooklyn (dumbo/Williamsburg/Greenpoint) most of the time, but will probably need the data for google maps the most on Manhattan ;)
     
  5. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    I've had both, and they both have similar coverage in Manhattan. Both have LTE, AT&T is a little bit faster on the data, but the only decent plan for prepaid is $60, and has limited data.

    T-Mobile doesn't have LTE when leaving NYC, it just has HSPA+
     
  6. Onno thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! Looks like I'll be going for t-mobile, on twitter they told me it can be arranged within a few minutes in any tmobile store :)
     
  7. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I've used their prepaid and the guy in the t-mo store was quick to set everything up (Can't say the same about radioshack :mad:)
     
  8. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Use T-Mobile. They have LTE in all of the NYC boroughs.
     
  9. Onno thread starter macrumors member

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  10. Onno thread starter macrumors member

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    Walked into the T-Mobile shop near Union Square and walked out with a working 4G connection a few minutes later. And it was quite cheap :)

    Sure connection on the subway wasn't great, but for the rest it was quite awesome :)
     
  11. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    It depends what subway station you're at. The larger stations have cell phone coverage on the platforms.
     
  12. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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    Enjoy!

    Did you get the $30 plan?
     
  13. Onno thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, the $30 plan.
    Thanks, already back home :) Loved it and looking for a reason to move to Brooklyn! :)
     

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