Travelling to the US with an iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SatchNZ, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. SatchNZ macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Before I start, I tried to contact AT&T via their online chat service, but the department I contacted was unable to answer the following question. They wanted me to make an international toll call to find out the answer! And I cannot find any email links on their website...

    I live in New Zealand. I will be travelling to the US (LA and Vegas) in June for approx 10 days. While I am there, I'd like to bring my iPad with, and purchase a pre-paid micro SIM card to use during my stay. Does anyone know if this is possible? Will AT&T sell a pre-paid SIM to a non resident (although I am a US citizen travelling on a US passport)?

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Cheers.
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I swear I saw threads on this when I had a similar question about travel to Canada.

    The biggest thing may be that you'd need a US credit card to enable the data after getting a SiM from ATT store. best technique is apparently to buy a prepaid Visa card or similer once here.

    Hope this helps give you some ideas to work with.
     
  3. SatchNZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll look into this more. Would be interested to know what additional costs are involved in getting a prepaid Visa in the US.
     

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