best wireless carrier for simlock free iphone4 in the US?

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  1. ericto, Aug 18, 2011
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    ericto macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    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.

    Eric
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can pick up some prepaid sims with either AT&T or Tmobile.
     
  3. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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  6. ericto thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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