best wireless carrier for simlock free iphone4 in the US?

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  1. ericto, Aug 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011

    ericto macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2011
    Im coming to the US to study for one year I have an Iphone4 which is basically identical to the one AT&T offer expect It is SIMLOCK free.
    Which carry and plan would you guys recommend ? I want to have 100-150 minutes of free calling and a data flatrate ( Im not sure if this is typically done in the US?). I cant use the Verizon network right ?
    Im going to be based in the NYC/Manhattan area.
    Thanks for your help.

  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You can pick up some prepaid sims with either AT&T or Tmobile.
  3. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    Can't use Verizon. Your choices are either T-Mobile or AT&T. If you want 3G data speeds you have to go with AT&T, as the iPhone doesn't work with T-Mobile's 3G bands. I'm not sure if there are any regional carriers you can use in NYC.
    It's a pretty saturated market, so sometimes ATT&Ts 3G coverage isn't much better than T-Mobile's 2G.
  4. curiousgg macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    An AT&T prepaid plan to enjoy the full benefits of the iphone (3G speed, facetime properly).

    A T-mobile prepaid $50 unlimited text, data, phone for cost benefits (but you are limited to EDGE speeds)
  5. forcetactic macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
  6. ericto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2011
    thanks for all the infos!
    I will look into them next week when I'm in the states.

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