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sim card for a visitor
Edited by jaysnow on Aug 27, 2012 at 3:50:48 PM

Hi!  I'll be arriving in the US in 2 days time for a company visit, which will take for about 2 months.  I would like to ask if I can buy a sim card at the airport?  I'll be landing at LAX.

 

I've been reading the AT&T website and seems like their prepaid sim is bundled with a phone.  I would rather use my blackberry phone, if its possible.  I purchased by open-line blackberry way back 2010 thru ebay during my first visit in the US.  That time, I didn't really bother buying a sim card as I was using my roaming sim, which is bloody expensive.

 

I'd also want to have a data plan bundled with it, perhaps 2GB in a month. And any information on how to refill.

 

Hope someone can help me. thank you.

Hi!  I'll be arriving in the US in 2 days time for a company visit, which will take for about 2 months.  I would like to ask if I can buy a sim card at the airport?  I'll be landing at LAX.

 

I've been reading the AT&T website and seems like their prepaid sim is bundled with a phone.  I would rather use my blackberry phone, if its possible.  I purchased by open-line blackberry way back 2010 thru ebay during my first visit in the US.  That time, I didn't really bother buying a sim card as I was using my roaming sim, which is bloody expensive.

 

I'd also want to have a data plan bundled with it, perhaps 2GB in a month. And any information on how to refill.

 

Hope someone can help me. thank you.

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Sorry to say that BB data is not supported on prepaid service. I doubt if you can buy a sim card at LAX airport but it's a good idea to check with people at the airport.
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Sorry to say that BB data is not supported on prepaid service. I doubt if you can buy a sim card at LAX airport but it's a good idea to check with people at the airport.
Sorry to say that BB data is not supported on prepaid service. I doubt if you can buy a sim card at LAX airport but it's a good idea to check with people at the airport.

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Thank you for the quick reply, ilikewireless. Any idea if tmobile does? or perhaps other telcos? Thanks.
Thank you for the quick reply, ilikewireless. Any idea if tmobile does? or perhaps other telcos? Thanks.

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Edited by adidaskid808 on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:25:29 PM

As far as I know, Tmob do not do it for pay as you go plan .

Also, no telcos store inside  LAX, only Bestbuy have a selfservice machine selling phones.Smiley Sad 

As far as I know, Tmob do not do it for pay as you go plan .

Also, no telcos store inside  LAX, only Bestbuy have a selfservice machine selling phones.Smiley Sad 

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Edited by ilikewireless on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:06:58 PM

jaysnow wrote:
Thank you for the quick reply, ilikewireless. Any idea if tmobile does? or perhaps other telcos? Thanks.

You're welcome Smiley Very Happy There was a T-Mobile booth at LAX in 2008 but I'm not sure if it's still there. You may want to check with T-Mobile on Skype (to keep costs down).


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Thank you for the quick reply, ilikewireless. Any idea if tmobile does? or perhaps other telcos? Thanks.

You're welcome Smiley Very Happy There was a T-Mobile booth at LAX in 2008 but I'm not sure if it's still there. You may want to check with T-Mobile on Skype (to keep costs down).

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