UK iPhone in USA - with USA Sim Card

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hippyharry, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. hippyharry macrumors regular

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    Hi there.

    Travelling in March this year to Texas and im bringing my iPhone 4 which is factory unlocked.

    Am I right in thinking, I could buy an AT&T sim card on ebay, activate it online, then add a data package to this?

    Im only looking for it to be pay as you go (prepaid).

    I also know Id have to cut the sim card, but thats not a problem. I can do that in a few minutes.

    But just looking to see if any people here have travelled to the USA with a UK factory unlocked iPhone, bought a sim card and successfully got a data package onto it? And if so, can they point me in the right direction?

    Thanks
     
  2. b0blndsy macrumors 6502

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  3. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You can buy the pay as you go card at any AT&T store. I don't remember what they charge. Just tell them you left your phone at home, otherwise they'll try to force you into a monthly plan.
    IIRC, you are able to add a monthly data plan or a pay as you go data plan.
    There are people in the US who are currently using the pay as you go plan; no unlocking was even necessary.
     
  4. lapocompris macrumors regular

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    I am planning to bring my iphone 4 for a trip to the DC area, what are the prices for the microsim and the data plan?
     

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