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Topic # 30966 27-Feb-2009 14:29
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I'll be travelling to the US shortly, and will be spending most of my time on the east coast.

I've got an iPhone 3G connected to the Vodafone NZ network, and I'm keen to take this with me. However, I'm not so keen on paying the international data roaming rates. I thought I might try to pick up a SIM card while I'm in the US so I can continue to use my phone for data. (I do use it for phone calls and SMS messages too, but not as much as data.)

Does anyone here know of a good US mobile network and plan that might be suitable for this? I expect to use a few dozen to hundred megabytes while there, based on my usage while in NZ.

Thanks in advance


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Reply # 198398 27-Feb-2009 14:47
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AT&T used to have an unlimited service for prepay, but that was replaced with a service offering 100MB for a fixed price. You can buy the SIM card anywhere, charge the initial $25 and call their line to add the service. If you use the phone to place a voice call the add a bonus to your account too.

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  Reply # 198401 27-Feb-2009 14:59
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Excellent, thanks!

One more quick question - when you say you can buy the SIM card anywhere, does this mean at an AT&T store, or are they widely available elsewhere?

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