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#153991 14-Oct-2014 19:21
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I am heading off to the US shortly and I am keen to hear from any recent travellers about their experience with prepaid data plans in the US.

I understand Vodafone and Telecom have special roaming prices, but I am only keen data - preferably, unlimited data in the US. What are my options?

Thanks in advance.

Update: Just need it for 30 days, including some time in Honolulu!

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  #1153898 14-Oct-2014 19:28
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unlimited?  hahaha

populism, the most important and misunderstood movement of our time

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  #1153900 14-Oct-2014 19:33
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T-Mobile $2 per day and you'll get to enjoy the world's worst performing mobile network.


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  #1153903 14-Oct-2014 19:42
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A friend used StraightTalk (ATT Reseller) last time he was over in the US - Seemed to work fine, ordered the Sim online and got it delivered to his first hotel 

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  #1154082 15-Oct-2014 08:11
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taneb1: A friend used StraightTalk (ATT Reseller) last time he was over in the US - Seemed to work fine, ordered the Sim online and got it delivered to his first hotel 

Awesome, unfortunately I am leaving very shortly and may not be able to get this done before I arrive.

Any other recommendations would be great. I heard from a friend (who can't remember the details, sadly) that he had an unlimited plan when he visited the US a few years' back. 

Hopefully there are other options out there?

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  #1154125 15-Oct-2014 09:13
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I don't know about unlimited data, but I have an AT&T SIM that I used for one week in USA at the turn of this month, all activated and with a current $40 pack (gives 500MB of data for the month).

Make me an offer if you're interested

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  #1154129 15-Oct-2014 09:15
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I am in Pukekohe if you want to pick up a sim. $40 gets you unlimited calling and some data etc....


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  #1154313 15-Oct-2014 11:41
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I was in the US for 3 weeks last March, went into an AT&T store and got a prepaid pack for $59 I think it cost. 3GB of data lasted well..


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