Visiting the USA - which prepaid provider?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mr Mot, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Mr Mot macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I thought I had this one covered myself but I thought I'd ask for advice anyway. I guess you lot know the plans better than I do..

    I'm visiting the states for 2-3 weeks in a couple of months and want a SIM so that I can still use data on my iPhone 4 (checking mails, a bit of browsing and accessing my network's website to send webtexts back home for free)

    I was going to order an AT&T go phone SIM from ebay and use that but from what I've managed to find out, there's no data plan. Meaning I have to pay $4.99 per MB?
    AT&T is advantagious for me as my uncle, who I'm staying with is on AT&T meaning he wouldn't pay a fortune to call me and visa versa..

    I dont mind paying $60 or so aslong as I don't get ripped off for data by the MB..

    If it makes any difference, I'll mostly be in Michigan and Chicago :)

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. joker3001 macrumors newbie

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    I was in the US during April and I ordered a GoPhone sim for AT&T. I think AT+T have crippled the gophone sims in order to stop people putting them in iphones.

    1. It would not register on AT&T website if I used the IMIE number of my iphone (had to use nokia imie).
    2. I could not access any data services at all.

    Next I am using T-Mobile or something ...
     
  3. Mr Mot thread starter macrumors member

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    No data at all, even if you paid through the nose for it? :confused:

    I don't know what the coverage is like on T-Mobile - I might see if I can get my uncle to try one..
     
  4. Mr Mot thread starter macrumors member

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    Looking at the T-Mobile prepaid plans here, it doesn't mention data other than for the sidekick...hmm

    Think I need a native's opinion on what I should go for.
     
  5. joker3001 macrumors newbie

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  6. Mr Mot thread starter macrumors member

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    ahh, so the next question is: how do I get an AT&T pick your plan SIM?
    I can't find any on ebay..
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You probably won't be able to find any since AT&T no longer offers Pick a Plan.
     
  8. Mr Mot thread starter macrumors member

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    oh :( so what would you suggest is my best option?

    Is it quite simply no data access on gophone?
     

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