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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 2:53 PM

getting a sim card from overseas

For a number of reasons, I need to get a sim card before I land in USA next month. I noticed on the forum that there were some customers who got a prepaid line while overseas (for example https://forums.att.com/conversations/online-account-access/activate-a-sim-card-outside-the-us/5defd895bad5f2f6066d4f3d).

 

Can anyone inform me how to do this? AT&T does not sell sim cards in Singapore as far as I can tell.

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ACE - Expert

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64.7K Messages

4 years ago

ATT won’t ship overseas but you can get an ATT prepaid SIM card from other sources, like amazon or eBay.

Former Employee

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32.9K Messages

4 years ago

they dont sell nor ship sim cards outside the us so you cant activate what you dont have

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4 years ago

Thanks @sandblaster ! I didn't think of checking amazon, they have one for ~5 USD. ordering it now

ACE - Expert

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64.7K Messages

4 years ago

Just FYI, you should be able to activate the SIM card online and get a number assigned before you travel but you won’t be able to select and purchase a plan until you arrive in the US. Of course, you can wait to activate until you arrive also.

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4 years ago

Thank you for your response.

ACE - Expert

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64.7K Messages

4 years ago

@jimishoe333 Your question is not the same. The OP was asking how to buy an ATT sim from overseas. I know nothing about snow foam but I doubt it will work. Your sim may be able to roam on ATT’s network if you have service from the overseas provider but you can’t get an ATT plan with a foreign sim.

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3 years ago

nice post. i like it.

ACE - Scholar

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3 years ago

Hopefully, for people attempting this, they have a compatible phone.  A couple of years ago this was probably easier since phones generally at least had 3G bands so could be used.  With ATT whitelisting models, and many overseas models not having the bands needed for ATT, it may not work.   The reverse case was fine for me back in 2018, but I had an iPhone so it is generally more global compatible than lower end Android phones that cut back on LTE bands for cost savings.

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