Traveling with Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sean00, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. sean00 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,
    I need some help from the American's in this forum, Basically i am coming to American in June from Australia. I really want to bring my iPhone with me as it will be a great tool to help me in my travels, but i will need to get a pre paid sim card because its far to expensive to use roaming with my Australian carrier.... So what i need is some options on what people thing i should do?
    Thanks
    Sean
     
  2. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

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    Your iPhone is unlocked right?

    From my experience here are the two best options:

    - if you just want to call and text for cheap you should get a T-Mobile SIM card with the sidekick plan. It costs $1 a day and you have unlimited texting. Calls cost 15 cents per minute. Tmobile doesn't allow data on prepaid plans.

    - if you want data too you should get an AT&T SIM with Pay as You Go. Then you can add a data package that's $20 for 100MB. It's expensive but the US doesn't have great options for prepaid plans.

    EDIT: Also to get data to work on AT&T prepaid you will need to do a custom profile for it to work. I'll add to this post when I can find all that information.

    EDIT2: Found it. If you choose to get AT&T to get data to work you need to go to this website on your iPhone www.unlockit.co.nz and create a custom profile with this information:

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    After you click "create custom profile" it will take you to Settings on your iPhone and you just have to click "install". And that's it.
     
  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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    avoid roaming charges, specially the data. Use only wi-fi + skype to call back home. Get an AT&T sim.
     
  4. sean00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WOW great thanks so much for all the info... yeah my phone is unlocked! the data is quiet expensive but i guess im only there for a month so shouldnt be to bad...
     
  5. anjinha macrumors 604

    anjinha

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    No problem. :) I had so much trouble finding all this information when i went to the U.S. that I try to help anyone that I can.

    BTW, when are you going?
     
  6. sean00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im going on the 10th of June Till the 13 of July cant wait! going to LA, San Fran, Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington DC!! :D:D:D

    any recommendations?
     
  7. RoadMax macrumors newbie

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    Re

    Can you use Wi-Fi in iphone if there is no internet plan provider and if the iphone is factory unlocked?
     
  8. sean00 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah of course! you can use it wifi in airport mode
     

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