Sim Card in the USA I am about to move to NYC for work and am looking into the best pre-paid mobile plans to work with my Australian iPhone.

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pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

Total posts 99

Sim Card in the USA

I am about to move to NYC for work and am looking into the best pre-paid mobile plans to work with my Australian iPhone.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I realise Sprint and Verizon won't work as they run on CDMA networks, so would need something on a GSM network with a minimum of 1gb of data.

Thanks for any help

VA773ER

Member since 10 Jun 2012

Total posts 16

T-Mobile have some pretty good deals. Most with unlimited data (an allocated portion is 4G) Think the most expensive is $70 for unlimited talk, txt, and 4G data which is pretty good also considering its prepaid or a $30 plan for 100mins talk, unlimited txt and 5GB 4G data and unlimited data on the 2G network (not as I found out the hard way the last time I was in the US 3G)

http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/monthly-4g-plans 

iFLYflat

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Nov 2012

Total posts 40

Hi,

I've used pre-paid AT&T (micro sim) when I go to US for holidays, it is $1/day - But it is only 2G.

From what I know, you can only get 3G on post-paid plans/contract plans.If you are going for any length of time, then consider starting-up a new phone contract. Another option is to get a local to open a plan and share it with you (maybe your workies can help out)

If there are other options, I am keen to know too - as my next trip to USA, I'm not so keen on 2G speeds on my iPhone5...

Hope that helps a little.

Steve

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

Total posts 99

Great thanks guys

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

Total posts 99

For anyone who is still interested in this, i have found a really good option backed by Wallmart called Straight Talk. You can find it at straighttalksim.com - a plan is only $45/month unlimited talk, text and data and works on the AT&T network.

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