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Visiting US from UK with UK iPhone 4 and need some info

Hi everyone

 

I coming over to the US for a visit in a couple of months, the last time I was there I returned to the UK with a HUGE phone bill (oops). What I would like to do this time is purchase an AT&T pre paid micro sim for use in my UK iPhone 4 as I think this would be more cost effective as oppose to paying the overinflated international charges levied by O2 (my contracted UK network). Do AT&T sell pay as you go micro sims? If so would I have a problem obtaining one as I am not a US resident?

 

Thanks in advance for your help x

Hi everyone

 

I coming over to the US for a visit in a couple of months, the last time I was there I returned to the UK with a HUGE phone bill (oops). What I would like to do this time is purchase an AT&T pre paid micro sim for use in my UK iPhone 4 as I think this would be more cost effective as oppose to paying the overinflated international charges levied by O2 (my contracted UK network). Do AT&T sell pay as you go micro sims? If so would I have a problem obtaining one as I am not a US resident?

 

Thanks in advance for your help x

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Not 100% sure, but it *seems* like AT&T doesn't do iPhones on prepaid plans.

 

You could use t-mobile (might have to cut the sim down to size yourself)

Not 100% sure, but it *seems* like AT&T doesn't do iPhones on prepaid plans.

 

You could use t-mobile (might have to cut the sim down to size yourself)

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ukgirl0604 wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I coming over to the US for a visit in a couple of months, the last time I was there I returned to the UK with a HUGE phone bill (oops). What I would like to do this time is purchase an AT&T pre paid micro sim for use in my UK iPhone 4 as I think this would be more cost effective as oppose to paying the overinflated international charges levied by O2 (my contracted UK network). Do AT&T sell pay as you go micro sims? If so would I have a problem obtaining one as I am not a US resident?

 

Thanks in advance for your help x


AT&T does not sell prepaid SIms for data plans, i.e. iPhone.
If your phone is unlocked you can get a no contract month to month plan.   Unless you have a corporate sponsor or a friend in the USA who wil put you on their account as a 2nd line,   you will have to put up a large deposit with AT&T for month to month service.
Not really a problem for most rich Brits  Smiley Very Happy   ....

ukgirl0604 wrote:

Hi everyone

 

I coming over to the US for a visit in a couple of months, the last time I was there I returned to the UK with a HUGE phone bill (oops). What I would like to do this time is purchase an AT&T pre paid micro sim for use in my UK iPhone 4 as I think this would be more cost effective as oppose to paying the overinflated international charges levied by O2 (my contracted UK network). Do AT&T sell pay as you go micro sims? If so would I have a problem obtaining one as I am not a US resident?

 

Thanks in advance for your help x


AT&T does not sell prepaid SIms for data plans, i.e. iPhone.
If your phone is unlocked you can get a no contract month to month plan.   Unless you have a corporate sponsor or a friend in the USA who wil put you on their account as a 2nd line,   you will have to put up a large deposit with AT&T for month to month service.
Not really a problem for most rich Brits  Smiley Very Happy   ....

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Haha I wish I was a rich Brit :-)

 

It's likely that I will just have switch off my data roaming and my 3G whilst I am in the US to avoid being screwed over again by O2 and will utilise the hotel's free wifi instead. I suppose it wont hurt to live without Facebook for a few hours a day :-)

 

Thank you for the replies and information x

Haha I wish I was a rich Brit :-)

 

It's likely that I will just have switch off my data roaming and my 3G whilst I am in the US to avoid being screwed over again by O2 and will utilise the hotel's free wifi instead. I suppose it wont hurt to live without Facebook for a few hours a day :-)

 

Thank you for the replies and information x

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