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Prepaid US sim for tourists?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MGPG, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. MGPG

    MGPG New Member

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    Hi all,

    We have an upcoming two-week vacation in Florida come June,
    and I was wondering if you could recommend me a reliable prepaid SIM?
    Roaming data costs are ridiculous ... when using it as much as I do.

    Requirements:
    - 4G data speed, preferably with a lot of data
    - valid for at least two weeks
    - *some* calling/texting included (unlimited calling/texting not needed, mainly using data)

    Also, this is the first time I'm doing this ...
    Is it recommended I order a SIM online prior to our departure or do I just walk into a (AT&T?) store and get one there?

    Thank in advance
     
  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush Active Member

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    The major GSM carriers in the US are AT&T and T-mobile, and then a large number of MVNOs (resellers) that use one of the two above mentioned networks. My family has Cricket Wireless, which is actually an AT&T subsidiary and I think would work quite well for you. The SIM introductory package is I think $10 and then you pick a plan.

    Unlike Europe, airports do not typically sell SIM cards so you are probably best off having one mailed to you in Belgium if possible or to your vacation address. Have a great vacation :)
     
  3. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Canada and use SIMs from Roam Mobility when I travel to the US. It's priced in $CDN and provides way more talk/text/data for far less than my normal carrier's roaming package does.

    I know the OP is from Belgium, but I bring this up in case there is any European equivalent that might be worth investigating.
     

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