May 16th, 2012, 02:25 PM
I'm heading south for a weekend and need to have a local cell while I'm there. I have an unlocked gsm handset, I'm just looking for recommendations for a carrier and pre paid plan.
Anyone have any ideas?
May 16th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Last time I did that, I had a good experience with T-Mobile. If I recall correctly (which I may not), a SIM plus about $10 of prepaid airtime cost me something like $10.
May 16th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Were you able to pick up the sim in Canada before you left, or did you have to find a store on arrival?
May 16th, 2012, 05:35 PM
I did it on arrival--took me all of 10 minutes or so to set up. I knew where I would be staying so I looked up the closest store online before I left.
It seems that you can purchase the SIM ahead of time online, but I have no idea if they ship to Canada, nor how long that takes.
May 16th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Talk, Text and Data for Canadians Roaming in the US - Roam Mobility (http://www.roammobility.com)
Unlimited talk and text to anywhere in the US and Canada for $3 or less per day. Best for an unlocked regular phone, they also sell one for $50.
Unlimited talk and text plus an amount per data for $8 or less per day. Best for an unlocked smart phone.
And data from 500MB for $30, valid for 30 days. They sell a mobile hot spot for this for $130, could also use this in your smart phone.
May 17th, 2012, 09:08 AM
if you have an unlocked phone.. head to Target, they have bunch of prepared cards for sale at the register.. [ i have a friend, with a US number, so I keep buying him cards every time I go down.. as he mentioned its cheaper on long distance too ].