05-15-2010 6:39 PM
I travel twice a year to US and I'm spending a lot of money on roaming my Iphone around.
Is it possible to buy a short term 3G data plan to use on my Iphone when I'm in USA?
My Iphone is legally unlocked. Brazilian laws don't allow locked phones.
Thanks for any info,
05-15-2010 6:48 PM
Yes and no. How long on average are you staying in the US for each visit that you need service for? If your only talking a few weeks at a time then it might not be worth it.
With ATT, since you own your own device, you can technically set up service on a month-2-month basis without having to sign a contract. However there will most likely be a deposit required each time which may make it a hassle.
Do you have to have data? There are pre-paid options in the US (not necessarily ATT) that you can purchase and use since your device is unlocked.
05-15-2010 6:58 PM
Thanks for replying.
Yes, I have to have data.
Maybe even this 2 month plan you mentioned will be cheaper than what I'm paying for. Could you point me to an url with more details about it?
05-15-2010 9:30 PM
Its not a 2 month plan. Its a month-to-month (month-2-month) plan. Basically you start service without any contract and you can cancel at any time.
AT&T Announces New Approach to Early Termination Fees
More Flexibility for Wireless Customers
San Antonio, Texas, March 31, 2008
AT&T (NYSE:T) today announced a new approach to early termination fees (ETFs) that provides greater flexibility for wireless customers.
Beginning on May 25, the company's new and renewing wireless customers who enter into one- or two-year service agreements will no longer be required to pay a single, flat early termination fee. Instead, that fee, which is $175, will be progressively lowered by $5 during each month, every month, for the term of the contract. (The single, flat ETF will continue to apply to new and renewing customers who enter into one- or two-year service agreements prior to May 25.)
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* Choose one of AT&T's GoPhone prepaid wireless plans.
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