Travelling to New York from the United Kingdom

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  1. dannyp1996 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, I hope you can help me.

    I live in the UK and have an iPhone 5 on the 3 network.

    In a few months I will be visiting New York for a week or so, and wanted to use my phone whilst I'm there.

    Bearing in mind that the phone will be unlocked when I go, what are my options regarding swapping my SIM card out for a local carrier, or something similar. I am unlikely to use it to make many calls or send a large number of texts, however mobile data is a requirement.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    If coverage isn't and issue recommend getting T-Mobile's $30 5GB 4G Web, Unlimited Text, and 100 Min Plan. You have to buy a new PREPAID sim card (eBay is good) and activate it online to qualify for that plan. Then you top off with a CC, or go to a T-Mobile Store, Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, 7-11, KMart, Just to name a few stores.

    You probably will have to trim the sim card to the nano size, or alternately buy a Nano Sim Card cutter.
     
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    He won't need a sim card cutter since T-mobile stores sell nano sim cards.
     
  4. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    They don't sell prepaid nano sim's last time I checked:rolleyes:
     
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I bought a prepaid nano sim last week.
     
  6. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh they didn't have any a few months ago. Guess that changed.
     
  7. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    Just to let you know, T-Mobile isn't the best suggestion.

    1) You will not get LTE (in fact any iPhone bought in the UK to this date doesn't support any LTE from America)

    2) T-Mobile uses band 4 a lot for their services. From my experience last summer with a UK iPhone 5, it was pretty bad.


    If you want better service, choose AT&T.
     

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