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Can I buy a pre-paid sim card when visiting the US?

We are comming over to the US from Sweden over Christmas, and I wonder if it would be possible to bring my own cellphone (iPhone - unlocked) to the US and at the Miami International Airport (or nearby) buy an AT&T pre-paid sim-card (or something similar) so that I can call within the States and be reached from abroad???

We are comming over to the US from Sweden over Christmas, and I wonder if it would be possible to bring my own cellphone (iPhone - unlocked) to the US and at the Miami International Airport (or nearby) buy an AT&T pre-paid sim-card (or something similar) so that I can call within the States and be reached from abroad???

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You're welcome. Smiley Happy

You've made it even easier on yourself because you have an iPhone 3GS (like me) that uses the standard size SIM. If the airport has an AT&T store, you should be able to get a prepaid SIM, activate it, and begin using it with your phone.

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Yes, you are able to do what you have described. Which model iPhone are you planning to use? The iPhone 4 and 4S use microSIMs, so it will be slightly more difficult to find a prepaid microSIM if that is the case.

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Yes, you are able to do what you have described. Which model iPhone are you planning to use? The iPhone 4 and 4S use microSIMs, so it will be slightly more difficult to find a prepaid microSIM if that is the case.

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Thanks Wild Banchi!

 

Fortunately I "only" have iPhone 3GS which has this "normal" size sim card. So I guess this means that I can just walk into the nearest AT&T shop in the vicinity of Miami Airport and buy this pre-paid card?

Thanks Wild Banchi!

 

Fortunately I "only" have iPhone 3GS which has this "normal" size sim card. So I guess this means that I can just walk into the nearest AT&T shop in the vicinity of Miami Airport and buy this pre-paid card?

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You're welcome. Smiley Happy

You've made it even easier on yourself because you have an iPhone 3GS (like me) that uses the standard size SIM. If the airport has an AT&T store, you should be able to get a prepaid SIM, activate it, and begin using it with your phone.

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You're welcome. Smiley Happy

You've made it even easier on yourself because you have an iPhone 3GS (like me) that uses the standard size SIM. If the airport has an AT&T store, you should be able to get a prepaid SIM, activate it, and begin using it with your phone.

:cathappy: Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 :cathappy:



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Edited by joshu on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:37:55 AM

Hi

 

I'm going to New York for the holidays and bringing my iPhone 4S. Can I walk in to an AT&T store and purchase a pre-paid microsim card and if so how much does it cost? Also will I be able to have data access via 3G?

 

I've looked at AT&T's site, but I can't find just sim cards for sale without any contracts or phones.

 

Thanks for your help Smiley Wink

 

P.S. I'll be travelling with family who also have iPhone 4Ss and I'm wondering if it would be wiser to rent a MIFI device. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

Hi

 

I'm going to New York for the holidays and bringing my iPhone 4S. Can I walk in to an AT&T store and purchase a pre-paid microsim card and if so how much does it cost? Also will I be able to have data access via 3G?

 

I've looked at AT&T's site, but I can't find just sim cards for sale without any contracts or phones.

 

Thanks for your help Smiley Wink

 

P.S. I'll be travelling with family who also have iPhone 4Ss and I'm wondering if it would be wiser to rent a MIFI device. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm not sure if AT&T offers specific prepaid microSIMs in stores, but it's worth a look. If they do have them in stock, they will run you anywhere from $0-$25. You will not have 3G data access available unless you find a workaround.

I'm not sure if MiFi devices can be "rented"... Anyhow, I have no knowledge about them, so I'm not sure about that.

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I'm not sure if AT&T offers specific prepaid microSIMs in stores, but it's worth a look. If they do have them in stock, they will run you anywhere from $0-$25. You will not have 3G data access available unless you find a workaround.

I'm not sure if MiFi devices can be "rented"... Anyhow, I have no knowledge about them, so I'm not sure about that.

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HELLO I LOVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST ABU DHABI.... I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN BUY A SIMCARD FROM OUTSIDE THE USA? MAYBE ONLINE? I HAVE A NOKIA 2690. AND ALSO A GALAXY TAB... THANKS

HELLO I LOVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST ABU DHABI.... I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN BUY A SIMCARD FROM OUTSIDE THE USA? MAYBE ONLINE? I HAVE A NOKIA 2690. AND ALSO A GALAXY TAB... THANKS

CAN I BUY A SIMCARD FROM OUTSIDE USA?

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Feb 1, 2013 6:46:41 AM
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Edited by adidaskid808 on Feb 1, 2013 at 6:51:47 AM

Lots of people selling this so called AT&T sim cards online.
You can take a risk and buy it off them.

Some cards maybe expire,no exchange given by seller.

As you know, the Sim card is not active, you could have trouble to active it overseas.  

 

Lots of people selling this so called AT&T sim cards online.
You can take a risk and buy it off them.

Some cards maybe expire,no exchange given by seller.

As you know, the Sim card is not active, you could have trouble to active it overseas.  

 

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well i just wanted to get a simcard to be abel to get a google voice number so i can use the apps on my phone and call USA OR CANADA for free do u know somwting about it?

well i just wanted to get a simcard to be abel to get a google voice number so i can use the apps on my phone and call USA OR CANADA for free do u know somwting about it?

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As my reply above,all Sim cards from any Telco in USA and Canada are sold as unactive.Smiley Sad

You need to active it in USA /Canada .

So, I don't think it will work in Overseas,Also, AT&T roaming are only work in Canada & Mexico.Smiley Embarassed

As my reply above,all Sim cards from any Telco in USA and Canada are sold as unactive.Smiley Sad

You need to active it in USA /Canada .

So, I don't think it will work in Overseas,Also, AT&T roaming are only work in Canada & Mexico.Smiley Embarassed

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