Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 29 Jul 2014
Total posts 145
Member since 13 Jul 2012
Total posts 151
There is free wifi at SFO.
Member since 22 Oct 2012
Total posts 208
SimCorner has now closed both of its kiosks at SYD & MEL, and operates online only. Whilst you pay a small premium by ordering from them, plus paying for shipping, their range of SIMs for other countries is increasing, and you have the benefit of being able to connect immediately upon touching down.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
I noticed last week that T-mobile travel sims can be purchased from the best buy electronic kiosks at SFO. They are the same as the ones i would normally get from simcorner, not sure how they would be activated, but certainly an option for when you land.
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
Haven't seen any stores selling SIM cards in LAX and JFK on arrival. Perhaps the best option is go to downtown first and buy it afterwards.
Member since 31 Jan 2018
Total posts 15
I've used usaprepaidsimcard.com.au in the past to get a sim card. A little pricy upfront and you need to order at least 2 weeks out from travel. I have had the service active for 2 years since my original purchase as I travel frequently between Australia and the US. Service is on AT&T's network which has good coverage. Once you get to the US set up the online account management so you can top it up using a credit card or prepaid travel money card. You can also use online services like recharge.com to also add credit.
Member since 31 Dec 2014
Total posts 3
If you can get to a t mobile store they have a $30 USD plus taxes tourist sim. 3 weeks unlimited calls messages etc plus 2 GB high speed data then unlimited slooow data. You can’t extend the plan. At the end throw away the sim and get another. There are some slightly cheaper plans elsewhere but there are harder to find.
Member since 02 Nov 2014
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