Carrier Data-only simcard, 1GB or more (United States)

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  1. LemPh macrumors member

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    Does anyone know the weekly/monthly fee for a data-only prepaid simcard in the US? I'm looking for a 1 or 2 GB plan.
    Even 3G only, 4G is not required.
    Every answers is appreciated :)
     
  2. MatsSkoe macrumors member

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    Last week I read something about https://yourkarma.com. It's a WiFi hotspot which makes use of mobile networks (also 4G).

    What I understood it was best for people traveling in the mayor cities in the USA without data subscriptions. Maybe worth looking into?
     
  3. quamsi macrumors regular

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  4. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great!
    http://goredpocket.com/red-pocket-4g-mobile-internet-sim.html

    I don't need a WiFi hotspot actually, so I can buy the card for 9.99$ (which is great) and use it in my iPad :)

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    Yes, it worth for sure. Thank you.
     
  5. koerk macrumors regular

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    We are going to travel the western US in June and I am looking for a 30 day data plan as well.

    We don't have a cellular iPad so my iPhone will be the device of choice for that sim.

    Does the above mentioned data only plan work with my iPhone 5?
     
  6. quamsi macrumors regular

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    If you get the right size SIM it should work in any device. Call Redpocket with questions, they have good customer service. (no, don't work for them. ;) )
     
  7. koerk macrumors regular

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    Data-only simcard, 1GB or more (United States)

    Okay, that means if I would call or text with said sim, how would I pay for that? Or won't that work at all?

    Can someone tell me how their coverage is. We will mainly travel national parks and avoid big cities most of the time.

    Thanks for your help
     
  8. quamsi macrumors regular

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    Redpocket uses ATT's network. Not sure about coverage in parks, but its good coverage where I live in Florida. The plan I linked to is data only, no cell minutes, so more for tablets or a hotspot. But they do have prepaid cell phone plans, all of which include a little data.
     
  9. koerk macrumors regular

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    Thanks again!

    I actually only care about data because that's what Wochenende are going to need on our trip. So, will this sim work with a phone?!
     
  10. quamsi macrumors regular

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    I think so! But call them to be sure.
     
  11. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Was looking at their site and they appear to also have prepaid sims that include phone, texts and data for use in iPhones.
     
  12. koerk macrumors regular

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    Thank you guys.

    And "Wochenende" should have stood for "we" :)
     
  13. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

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    It should work without issues. Just get a nano SIM card.
     
  14. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Just a heads up, AT&T does recognize Apple devices based on IMEI and they're pretty strict on which devices can be used with certain plans. If you get the data only plan from Red Pocket, there's a possibility that it won't work on your iPhone (or if it works initially, it might stop working after a while).
     
  15. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

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    Even if I bought it outside US?
    WTH, why does AT&T care about WHERE I want to use my data card? :eek:
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Hmm, I actually have no idea if AT&T can recognize IMEI for international iPhones. If not, consider yourself lucky. Yes, the policy is extremely backwards. Unfortunately, their network, their rules.
     
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    Another vote with thumbs up for Red Pocket. Works great and super fast

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    No they use T Mobile
     
  19. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. I got it. Do they have dedicated plans for iPad?

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    Do you know anything about it? Should you know if I can use it in my iPad? :)
     
  20. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Is that for an iPad with built-in cellular data? If so, the Red Pocket 1GB plan your looked at earlier works on the iPad (which is a data-only device).
     
  21. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I am not planning about using it in a phone. iPad only!
     
  22. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    What iPad would you be using it in ?

    The prepay plans for the major carriers.
     
  23. LemPh, Mar 6, 2014
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    LemPh thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh that is a great link :)
    I have a 4th generation iPad. It has 4G, I know. However I do not need that speed as I'll use it mostly for maps and browsing.
     
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  25. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Others can correct me but I believe that the 4rth gen cellular iPad was specific to a carrier (i.e. you are limited to what carriers you can use). What carrier is your iPad tied to ?
     

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