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Visiting the US and gophone

Hello,

I looked around for information about this and I couldn't quite find what I needed to know. I would appreciate your advice.

 

I'm travelling in to the US next week with a Samsung European unlocked phone (HSDPA / UMTS 900/ 2100 MHz, GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz).

 

1. I have a ZTE goPhone with SIM card (which has already been used in the past) - I understand I cannot use it on a different device, is that correct?

2. Where can I get a new SIM card? Is it free in the At&t stores?

3. Can I purchase the pre-paid plans / charge the account using an international MasterCard?

 

Thanks a lot!

Tal.

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ACE - Professor

Re: Visiting the US and gophone

Hi,

  First, your Samsung unlocked phone will only work on 2G(GSM/GPRS) in North America.

 

 1) About your ZTE gophone with Sim card, you can use the card in a different device,but you need to go to AT&T store to get it done.

 2) Sometime they are free, sometime they are not, cost from US$ 5 to US$ 25.

 3) Not online,but they can do it in the store.

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Re: Visiting the US and gophone

This Is great thanks for the thorough response.

Do you happen to know if the 2g coverage is any good? Where I live I can get 45kbps which is pretty much useless. ..

Thanks again!
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ACE - Professor

Re: Visiting the US and gophone

Which city in US you're going to??

 

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Re: Visiting the US and gophone

I'm actually going to be moving around a few metropolitan areas boston, ny-s, chicago. So I guess it is too wide a scope to determmine?
I don't need a lot of browsing would just like google and maps to run.
Thanks.
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ACE - Professor

Re: Visiting the US and gophone

Hi,

   I can only tell you in Chicago ,2G,3G and 4G LTE works good with AT&T.

   Just been there about 2 months ago.

   NY havn't been in for nearly 4 years,Never visit Boston before ,I Cannot tell you.

    Maybe some other members in here be able to help you out??

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