German visitors to US need iPhone or Data-only plan

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ski2moro, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. ski2moro macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    German Visitors to US needs to get an iPhone plan for 2 weeks in July and 2 weeks in October. They originally purchased an ATT iPhone 4 and an ATT iPhone 4s when they lived for two years ago in the US. The phones are now unlocked and on a German plan.

    What is the most economical plan can they get for the short term? Consider both activation and monthly cost.

    They will need about 500mB - 1gB for the time they are here. They will be calling only a few US numbers from their phone. They will Skype with Germany from here. Also maps, email, and internet. No music or movie downloads.

    ATT is the better carrier, as T-Mobile doesn't have coverage around my house.

    Is there a Pay-Go Sim that is economical for the short term - consider activation again in October.

    Can they get a Data-Only SIM for those phones?

    Can I activate MY iPad data plan and switch the SIM to their iPhone?

    Any other suggestions will be appreciated.

  2. Jaguarr40 macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2014
    Sarasota, Florida
    I would actually contract AT&T in this case and talk to them and hopefully you will get some good advice on what to do from them.
  3. Smith2000 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Cricket Wireless

    Cricket Wireless offers $50 for the first phone and a $10 discount on a second line. $90 total. There's no activation fee if you order online. They use AT&T's network.

    If that's inconvenient, it looks like you'd be looking at $60 per phone directly from AT&T.

    They'd just throw out the SIMs and do the same thing in October.

    If you're up to it/want to give them an awesome gift, you could also add them to your AT&T account now, put it on vacation hold until they get back in October and cancel the lines at that point.

    I don't know if a data-only SIM would work in an iPhone or if an iPad SIM would work if it was relocated into an iPhone.


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