Carrier Prepaid Service

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by princealyy, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. princealyy macrumors regular

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    Hey Guys, my cousin is in town for one month and is from Australia, he has an uplocked Galaxy Note 2 ... and wanted to know the best way to get service for one month.

    What is his cheapest option? He will only be in Houston & NYC

    Thanks again ...
     
  2. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    What are the main services he uses in cellular service? If he only needs data and messaging tmobile has a $30 unlimited messaging and data and 100 minutes.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    AIO wireless has a $55 option. I believe Straight talk has a $45 plan. T-Mobile is cheap, but that doesn't matter if their service in your area sucks.
     
  4. princealyy thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    All three options given are excellent. Just look into the coverage maps. T-Mobile will be the most reasonable at $30.
     
  6. princealyy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys... I will take him to Tmobile tonight
     
  7. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    As much as I hate tmobile in my area that's your best bet for the price. And if you need more than 100 minutes google voice is always an option with unlimited data
     
  8. princealyy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Google voice does not work for calls, since it uses cellular minutes to make calls..

    But i think he will be fine with 100 minutes.
     
  9. bwapod macrumors member

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    FYI, based on my experience, T-Mobile stores may not be able to help you with this. You'll need to get a SIM activation kit (I've seen them at Best Buy in the past, but not at my local T-Mobile store) and activate online to get on the $30 plan.
     
  10. ineel macrumors regular

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    net 10 straight talk

    I'd rather just get straight talk as they use the at&t network if you buy the at&t sim card. its only $45/mo
     
  11. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    Google voice works fine for calls and doesn't need cellular minutes- just data. Been using it since the iPad mini came out with Talkatone as the VOIP app. Works great!
     
  12. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    You sir are correct
     
  13. patt2k macrumors regular

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    Red Pocket
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    or simply T-Mobile 30$ plan.

    Pick yours :)
     
  14. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    Don't use T-Mo or any T-Mo based prepaid carrier, unless you don't like him and want him to suffer through slow data. It's a fact, the only network in the US that's fully compatible with international phones is AT&T. T-Mo high speed is on a different AWS band.

    I would use: Net10, Straight Talk, or Airvoice Wireless. Get the SIM from ebay for $1 shipped.
     

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