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Old Jun 24th, 2016, 11:52 AM
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Phone SIM

Need a phone sim for my 4 week travel to USA east coast

Need to do
1. 100 minutes of local call
2. 50 international minutes
3. About 3 GB of data

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Old Jun 25th, 2016, 10:34 AM
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May I get some advise/tips

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Old Jun 25th, 2016, 03:03 PM
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Old Jun 25th, 2016, 06:49 PM
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To where are you arriving, or where are you planning to buy the Sim? What kind of a phone do you have?
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Old Jun 26th, 2016, 09:13 AM
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I'm not a phone expert, but this might point you to the questions you need to answer:

You should first find out if your foreign phone will work in the US at all--the US uses different bands(?) then most other countries.

Because US phones were sold locked until fairly recently, SIM cards are not as common here.
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Old Jun 27th, 2016, 10:40 AM
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I spend a lot of time in the US. As Elberko says, check if your phone will work in the US (I'm Canadian and had major frustration once when a new phone wouldn't work over the border). The easiest solution has been to buy a US travel pack from my provider. It is relatively cheap and gives unlimited calling and messaging to Canada and within the US. Perhaps you could get something similar from your provider.
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Old Jun 27th, 2016, 11:02 AM
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My phone was bought from US iPhone 6, so I guess it should work there
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Old Jun 27th, 2016, 11:40 AM
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as elberko stated, we (99.99% of us) here in the US do not buy SIM cards - we buy phones that already have a card in them and are tied to one company's network.

I have seen both prepaid phones and SIM cards available in drugstores & discount stores like Dollar General & Family Dollar, as well as Walmart.


If your first stop is NYC, I would look at what the drugstore chain Duane Reade (part of the Walgreens co) offers. There are Duane Reade stores all over the place -not hard to find one within 5min walk of nearly anywhere in Manhattan.

If your first stop is somewhere like Teaneck NJ then look at a CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens drug store, or one of the other stores I listed above.

Here's an example of a SIM that works on ATT network from Walgreens (Duane Reade)

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/att...190089-product

For an iphone 6s you will need a either micro or nano SIM - not a standard sized SIM card.
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You need to ask you carrier what to do to use your phone in the US and they will give you some options.

I just did that with my Galaxy 5 iPhone. I ended up getting a plan for $10 a day charge which allowed me unlimited phone use and Internet.
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