I like the looks of the US$40 Simple Mobile plan (buy SIM of TradeMe and activate prior to departure). The drawback is that I’ll be taking an LG L7 which, I believe, does not support 1700MHz so it’d drop back to 2G Edge speeds.
Realistically how usable is this? Intended use is a WiFi tethered (I kow that’s a bit of an oxymoron) netbook to use sites like TripAdvisor, hotel bookings,internet banking. Things like Skype, photo uploads, etc. can wait until I get to a hotel/motel with a ‘high-speed’ connection. Will 2G be good enough from what I’m trying to do or should I look for a different plan/provider that will support 3G or better for my phone. (Reason for going with Simple is the ‘no cap’ which is appealing, all others I’ve found have data caps.)