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3rd July 2010, 01:36 AM #1
USA PrePay SIM Only With Internet
Im in USA for a couple of weeks and im trying to get a SIM to put into my Unlocked nokia e71 so I can use the internet, but both AT+T, Verizon and T-Mobile say they dont offer such a thing and all prepay sims are voice and text only.. Is this correct? What kind of backward country is this?? I hope it isnt the case.. Anyone advise? Im in NYC just now if it makes a difference.. cheers!
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3rd July 2010, 02:06 AM #2
We are still here in Denver (fly back tomorrow), and no, you can't. You can buy a pay as you go handset, but not with data unless you get a subscription. What we have found however is that there are LOTS of free wi-fi hotspots all over, and your current package should roam for voice. DO NOT ROAM with data! It will end in expensive tears.
3rd July 2010, 02:49 AM #3
my current sim, 3 Australia PAYG does not roam at all. My o2UK SIM is roaming for voice and text, Ive stuck 20 quid on that, but i could really do with internet on my phone for when in the car and stuff, heading up state tomrorow,., what about if i buy a 3g sim card for a laptop and stck it iin my phone?
3rd July 2010, 06:43 AM #4
6th July 2010, 06:53 AM #5
really missing facebook and google and googlemaps at my fingertips.. managed to hop onto some free wifi here and there.. surviving i guess.. had to buy a GPS unit for the car..
still cant believe this country doesnt have prepay 3g intenet..
6th April 2011, 01:28 AM #6
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Yeah, I live in the US and I don't think they have prepay 3g internet either but I could be mistaken, I know virgin how's prepaid internet usb modem but I'm not sure if it's 3g. For whatever reason, prepay services are not that popular in the US, postpaid is much more popular, or postpaid with no contracts, go figure
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