Getting a US data plan for my foreign cell phone
January 29, 2014 1:15 PM Subscribe
I am travelling to Chicago in two weeks and want to use my smartphone whilst I am there (and away from WiFi). Importantly though I am not actually bothered about making phone calls. DATA is what I crave. What are my best sim card
posted by 0bvious to Technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a factory unlocked Nexus 5 phone. I bought and use it in the UK, so it runs on GSM (and LTE) networks.
I have seen pay-as-you-go cards in SevenElevens and so forth, but never taken the plunge. What's the best bang for my buck, considering that it is DATA I most want to use?
I will only be in Chicago for a week, so I shouldn't need more than 1GB of data on the plan. Is that going to cost me a lot? Could I buy the sim card now and have it shipped to the UK? Would that make sense?