iphone data only package in US

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mhuk01, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. mhuk01 macrumors 6502

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    Hi
    I'm moving from the UK to the US, working on a cruise ship for six months. I'm after some advice as to the cheapest way I can access the internet net from the ship when in port (miami).

    After some research I am more confused than ever! I've looked at purchasing a t-mobile PAYG sim on ebay before leaving, then topping it up to use in my unlocked iphone 4. I must stress I'm after the cheapest data only package, wont have a US address (so can't sign any contracts?) and wont need to make any voice calls/texts as I'll just use skype.

    Another possible option i've come across is to buy an AT&T ipad sim, somehow get it activated and use it in the iphone4. I don't know if this is even possible, and if i need to be a US citizen with address etc for it to work.

    If anyone has any thoughts on all this that would be great - I leave for the US in less than two weeks!

    Cheers
     
  2. crawsfire macrumors member

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    Every cruise ship I have been on has had free wifi, underway or docked.
     
  3. mhuk01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm almost certain that the ship will be so much per minute, and dial-up speeds (as so many people are one it), plus with being crew we have lower priority.
     
  4. mhuk01 thread starter macrumors 6502

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