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Topic # 171687 27-Apr-2015 20:53
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So parents are off for a trip to USA and they want to use their phones while they are over there and have given me the task of finding sim card for them.
Dad has an iphone 4s from work and mum has a Samsung Galaxy Ace 3.
They will mostly be on the west coast but then will be in NYC for a bit.

Any frequent USA travellers able to advise the best network for them to go for with good data?




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  Reply # 1292535 27-Apr-2015 20:57
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Quite a few recent threads here on Geekzone already on this topic,



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  Reply # 1292571 27-Apr-2015 21:13
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ugh my searching skills suck again




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  Reply # 1292572 27-Apr-2015 21:14
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Search ' Travel to US '



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  Reply # 1292699 28-Apr-2015 07:40
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Sorry, thanks johnr




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  Reply # 1292701 28-Apr-2015 07:47
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T-Mobile is probably the best deal with it's $2 and $3 deals.

The Galaxy Ace 3 will probably be a lost cause for roaming there as it doesn't support most of the bands used in the US - it'll be pretty much unusable except for where there is 850MHz 3G which is mainly on AT&T







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  Reply # 1292965 28-Apr-2015 14:21
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sbiddle:
The Galaxy Ace 3 will probably be a lost cause for roaming there as it doesn't support most of the bands used in the US - it'll be pretty much unusable except for where there is 850MHz 3G which is mainly on AT&T







Oh Mum is going to love that.




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  Reply # 1292967 28-Apr-2015 14:25
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nedkelly:
sbiddle:
The Galaxy Ace 3 will probably be a lost cause for roaming there as it doesn't support most of the bands used in the US - it'll be pretty much unusable except for where there is 850MHz 3G which is mainly on AT&T







Oh Mum is going to love that.


AT&T do 850Mhz 3G so if you want to go with them, the phone will support it. Lots of US stuff is all 1700/2100 AWS or 1900Mhz for 3G and LTE, and that phone doesn't support any of those bands.



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  Reply # 1293105 28-Apr-2015 19:49
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i struggled to get a good deal out of T-Mobile or AT&T last time I was there in Jan/Feb.  By the time I bought the SIM pack and paid the plan it was cheaper to just use the free wifi in shops plus the spark $10 roaming days when needed. if you're going for more than a week then a SIM+data option might be allright.




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