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# 39961 21-Aug-2009 16:57
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Next week I'm going to San Francisco for a couple days and taking my iPhone with me. Rather than pay the exorbitant roaming rates I was looking at getting a prepaid SIM from AT&T, however I'm so sure I remember reading on here somewhere that they were no longer allowing iPhone users to buy prepaid SIMs.


I've tried searching the forums but can't find it anywhere, can anyone remember the thread or article (or even if there was one and I'm not imagining things) or have any knowledge on the best way for me to set myself up with a SIM so I can use data as well?


We actually have an AT&T SIM floating around home somewhere from late 2008. Surely if I find it I could just stick that in my phone, top it up and be good to go?

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  # 249488 21-Aug-2009 17:00
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I am not sure about your old SIM but apparently AT&T won't allow people using their iPhone APN with prepay, and so on.

Forget "Net Netutrality". People should fight for "Phone Neutrality".






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  # 249489 21-Aug-2009 17:02
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Ah yeah I think that's what it was I remember reading. So this means data on prepaid with AT&T is a no-go?

 
 
 
 


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  # 249490 21-Aug-2009 17:07
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Um.. then don't tell them you have an iPhone. Any Sim wil work in a NZ iPhone 3G/3GS as they are already unlocked.



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  # 249497 21-Aug-2009 17:24
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LennonNZ: Um.. then don't tell them you have an iPhone. Any Sim wil work in a NZ iPhone 3G/3GS as they are already unlocked.



Ha yes I realise that LennonNZ, but as per MF's post my memory obviously deceived me a bit!

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  # 249519 21-Aug-2009 18:58
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Is there any reason why you could not get a TMobile SIM or one of the other carriers or do you have to use AT&T?

Cheers Mike



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  # 249547 21-Aug-2009 21:15
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mruane: Is there any reason why you could not get a TMobile SIM or one of the other carriers or do you have to use AT&T?

Cheers Mike



I only wanted AT&T to have 3G speeds. I see T-Mobile's network is 1700MHz downlink and 2100MHz uplink so that wouldn't give me the full 3G experience, even though there seem to be a lot of people complaining about AT&T's 3G network.

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  # 249552 21-Aug-2009 21:30
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Have a look here. Not much 3G though.

http://gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/cou_us.shtml




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