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international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4

I am coming to the US for a couple weeks and need a prepaid microSim for my (unlocked) iPhone4 I would prefer a card that will give me data and voice for a 2 weeks to a month. What can I buy (from a local AT&T store when I arrive) ?
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Re: international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4

The iphone is not supported on a prepaid plan. You can sign up for a post paid plan with NO contract since you have an unlocked iPhone. Unfortunately you may need to put down a deposit?

I hear the T-Mobile will allow you to get a prepaid sim and they have the micro-SIM. Keep in mind that they do not support the same frequencies for 3G speeds so the best you will get is Edge.
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Re: international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4

Prepaid MicroSIMs do not even exist, nor will they ever, most likely. The only GoPhone iPhone 4 users had to trim down their original SIM to fit the scale of the iPhone 4's smaller slot.

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Re: international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4

so there are also not prepaid microsims for ipad either I presume?

 

Am I correct in saying that there are 2 options:

 

1.  cut down a goPhone sim (but that gives only voice and text right)

2.  go with t-mobile for slower service

 

then for option 1, I have read there may be a way of adding data service later after it is working?

 

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Re: international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4


adingfelder wrote:

so there are also not prepaid microsims for ipad either I presume?

 

Am I correct in saying that there are 2 options:

 

1.  cut down a goPhone sim (but that gives only voice and text right)

2.  go with t-mobile for slower service

 

then for option 1, I have read there may be a way of adding data service later after it is working?

 


the iphone is not eligible for a gophone activation, you can get it to work by cutting don the sim, but there will be no data availabe for it, nor will att give you any support if you have problems

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Re: international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4

There are recent posts by some who had data working on an iPhone go-phone (unsupported) but it is not longer working for them? It may be that ATT and Verizon are cracking down on un-authorized forms of use.
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Information on iPhone unlocking can be found here by copying this link into your browser:
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Re: international visitor needs prepaid microSim for (unlocked) iPhone4


adingfelder wrote:

so there are also not prepaid microsims for ipad either I presume?

 

Am I correct in saying that there are 2 options:

 

1.  cut down a goPhone sim (but that gives only voice and text right)

2.  go with t-mobile for slower service

 

then for option 1, I have read there may be a way of adding data service later after it is working?

 


Nope, not that I know of. If there are none available for the iPhone, I'm sure the iPad is excluded as well.

Your options are correct. You will only have voice and messaging services right after your iPhone is activated. There is a way to get data to work on it I believe, but it's a long and difficult process. I would just use Wi-Fi instead when a network is available.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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