Can I use the cell phone that I bought abroad in the US?
June 29, 2014 2:41 PM Subscribe
I just came back to the US from living in Europe. I have a very basic Samsung phone that I bought cheaply over there. I brought it back with me, and am wondering if I can change the sim card and have a prepaid plan in the US.
posted by thesnowyslaps to Technology (4 answers total)
I tried doing a web search on this and I found plenty of sites about using your American phone in Europe, but nothing about using your European phone in the US. I have a very basic phone that I bought for something like 20 dollars over there which served me well. Should it be possible just to switch out the sim card with another sim card in the US? I mainly want the phone for the purposes of getting in touch with people when we are meeting up or really short phone conversations. I might want to use it for job interviews as well, depending on various factors (side question: do prepaid plans in the US usually let you receive calls for free?). The past couple of years, my expenditure on my phone bill was next to nothing, since internet is everywhere and I can pretty much just communicate with people on facebook. Would like to continue this situation.
Thanks for any help!