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I'm going to the States at the start of June with the Camp America program.
Anyone got any suggestions on which network to buy a SIM for in the US? It'll mostly be used within the US but I'll occasionally be calling back to the UK.
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Is your current phone unlocked? If not then you need to get it unlocked if you plan to use a USA sim card.

You can purchase any sim card as long as it is AT&T (recommend) or T-Mobile. A Sprint or Verizon sim card will not work in your phone.

You can purchase these before you leave the UK and then buy credit from shops like wallmart. Texts to the UK should be cheap but calls may be expensive so watch your credit.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USA-US-AT-...item27d25d4629

Rates here (just use the example zip code)= http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/pla...paidplans.html
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Ok. I'm in America, get an unlocked phone with H2o wireless SIM card. It has international calling part of some of the plans....


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It's okay, I've bought a US SIMple Call. They had a deal for CA participants where I got a SIM, $35 of credit, both a +1(US) & +44(UK) number on the one SIM and next day delivery for $20(£12ish).

Their international call plans where buttons as well - it was free to receive both calls and texts and people calling from the UK got UK rates on the +44 number.

I'm happy with my purchase.
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Does it not say on their website that they give you a free international sim when you go to the hotel in new york?
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I don't know if you will be wanting to use mobile data when you are there, but if so just watch out -- the 3G services for T-Mobile USA and AT&T run on different frequencies, and some of the 3G phones that we have here in the UK won't support them. For example, my Lumia 620 only supports the GSM 1800, 850, 900 and 1900 MHz spectrum, so it won't work with T-Mobile's data services above 2G speed (T-Mobile need 1700 and 2100 MHz support in order to get data at 3G speeds, which is what you'd want).
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(Original post by Faye_m)
Ok. I'm in America, get an unlocked phone with H2o wireless SIM card. It has international calling part of some of the plans....


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Hi Do you use it, how much MB of internet do you tend to use?
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Hi Do you use it, how much MB of internet do you tend to use?
When I was in the USA I used it. I was on wifi a lot so 500mb was enough for me. But now they've changed the plans to better deals! Look on www.h2owirelessnow.com

The good thing is once you finish your data you won't get charged it just stops.
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