Prepaid sim in the US

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by c98928, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. c98928 macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I'm from Australia and am travelling to the US for around 2 weeks. I want you guys to give me some advice on what prepaid sim to buy.

    Basically I need a reasonable data package so I can use skype on the way. Couldn't care less about the minutes and texts.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    Your options are AT&T and T-Mobile, but on T-Mo you are limited to EDGE data.
  3. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm not sure he can use AT&T or TMobile on prepaid.

    OP, you can get an AT&T sim card off eBay and then buy airtime cards but I believe that is only voice and text, no data. But the US is covered with free WiFi at McDonald's, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Apple Stores etc. so you should be covered almost anywhere you go. This of course is mostly valid for major cities only. Also, all malls now pretty much have free WiFi.

    Yeah, the US sucks when it comes to prepaid plans.

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