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Best SIM card for data and texting travelling in the USA?

I will be in the USA for exactly three weeks in July. I've been looking for a SIM card option (for my unlocked Nexus 4), and it seems like most people recommend the T-Mobile $2 or $3 per day unlimited texts/calls/data option. I also saw a deal from Spot-Mobile that looks better: it's $39.99 for a month of unlimited texts/calls/data, with the first 1GB of data at 4G speeds and free $10 credit for international calls. I'm a little wary, though, because I basically can't find any reference in forums to travellers using Spot-Mobile, or any reviews of them. Their coverage map looks fine, though. Also, I can't tell what their data speed will be for me, since my phone doesn't have 4G. Will it default to 3G or 2G for that first 1GB? Has anyone had any experience with Spot-Mobile? Would you recommend this plan? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 24, 2014 - 13 answers

How can I finance an unlocked, no-contract Android phone?

I'm considering signing up for one of Brightspot Mobile's pre-paid plans. I will need to buy an unlocked (or T-Mobile) phone and I'm interested in a Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One. Is there any possible way I can pay for it in installments? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 23, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me switch my phone from one provider to another

Can someone help me with the technical aspects of switching my cell phone from one provider to another? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Sep 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Disbanding the family plan

My mom, my brother and I share a cell phone plan. It's not quite working for us any more. What's the best solution for three somewhat different users? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Sep 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Cheapest way to get UK cell service with US phone

My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Tmobile android phone recommendations

Jumping into smartphone world for the first time.…..i) I would like advice on an android phone that works on T-mobile 4G for email/websurfing/productivity. ii) Would also like advice on buying used phones in general. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Dec 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Is it a good idea to break a contract with TMobile to get a phone?

I might go on and then break a TMobile contract to get Nexus 4 phone. Is that a good idea? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Nov 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Is t-mobile coverage adequate in the northeast

What is t-mobile coverage like in the northeast? [more inside]
posted by madajb on May 25, 2012 - 10 answers

How much could go wrong by letting some random guy try to unlock my AT&T iphone for use with Tmobile?

Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jan 27, 2012 - 17 answers

What newer T-mobile phone should I get?

I am on Tmobile and need a new 4G cell phone. What are the great new 4g T-Mobile phones that have come out recently or are coming out in the next week? [more inside]
posted by icy on Jan 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I move a T-Mobile SIM card to another T-Mobile device?

Can I purchase a prepaid T-Mobile phone from, say, Walmart, activate it with a plan, and then put that SIM card into my older off-contract T-Mobile phone and expect it to work?
posted by speedgraphic on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I renew my TMo contract?

I'm a customer of a certain recently purchased wireless service. My contract (and my handset) are about to expire. Help me figure out what to do next. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Free iPhone! Now what?

My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Getting it all in a single cheap cell phone, with a single cheap cell phone plan. Possible?

I have an old cell phone. I have a old digital camera. I have a simple mp3 player. I want GPS. I currently pay $60/month for unlimited calling (but no data) on my Tmobile plan. Can I get all or most of these things on one cell phone without spending much (or anything) on a new phone, and without paying anymore a month? [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Nov 22, 2010 - 18 answers

What are your experiences using Virgin Mobile in Oakland, CA?

What are your experiences using Virgin Mobile in Oakland, CA? I'm feeling lured away from T-Mobile by the siren song of VM's $25 plan in conjunction with the upcoming Android. [more inside]
posted by jenmakes on Oct 3, 2010 - 2 answers

First fine phone

What kind of phone should we get our son for his 17th birthday? We'd like to get him something reasonably cool, while keeping it reasonably cheap. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Aug 23, 2010 - 21 answers

Nexus One!

Nexus One: How difficult will this be & how much am I actually going to pay? [more inside]
posted by three bear minimum on Apr 17, 2010 - 7 answers

In general, how good is T-Mobile's reception?

How satisfied are you with T-Mobile USA's reception and coverage? [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Apr 4, 2010 - 43 answers

Thes best way to merge multiple phone numbers and possibly use Google voice?

My work is providing me a Blackberry with voice plan that I'm expected to carry during waking hours and I don't want to carry multiple phones or maintain my $50+/month plan; I'm trying to figure out the best way to merge the two. Oh, and one other catch- I'd like to set up Google Voice for work and would really like to use the additional features that come with getting a Google Voice phone number. [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Tell me about your tiny GSM phone

What's a great small GSM phone? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jan 4, 2010 - 14 answers

I Envy the EnV (Yeah, I just wrote that. *sigh*)

I have T-Mobile. I want an Lg EnV3. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Sep 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Is there any way to access the non-SD card memory in a G1 that won't boot up?

Is there any way to access the non-SD card memory in a G1 that won't boot up? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Sep 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Best practices for buying an unlocked HTC Magic

I want an HTC Magic, badly. T-Mobile is sitting on it for probably the rest of the summer in order to prevent cannibalizing G1 sales. But I know they're for sale by Vodafone and Rogers will be shipping them in the next couple of weeks. What are the best practices for buying an unlocked cellphone? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on May 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Howto: G1 on ATT&T?

Can I get the G1 or G2 (when it comes out) and use it on ATT&T without signing a contract with T-Mobile? More Inside [more inside]
posted by blackout on Feb 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Cell phone trouble

Frequently, when people call my cell phone, I hear it ring at my end but they don't at their end. There's just... nothing. This has been going on for about the last month, and I'd say it happens on about 1/3 of the calls to my phone. Is the problem with my phone or with my service provider? [more inside]
posted by amro on Feb 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Can I call a toll-free number from my international cell phone without incurring charges?

My international cell phone provider (Airtel in India) insists that I can get uncharged toll-free calls while roaming in the US and Canada. It sounds too good to be true. Can you shed some light on this for me? [more inside]
posted by smersh on Nov 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Mourning Suncom

Tmobile just bought out Suncom in North Carolina. I had Suncom. Our cell phone plan was the Unplan, which had unlimited minutes in our region. What's gonna happen to my sweet deal? [more inside]
posted by konolia on Sep 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Which cellphone, plan, carrier combo for international traveler?

Cell phone - Unhappy with tmobile coverage in the US. Need advice on a carrier, plan and (smartish) phone that can be used in other countries with local SIM cards. [more inside]
posted by lapsang on Jun 29, 2008 - 3 answers

New phone/carrier recs.

It's come the time to buy a new cellphone. I have a RAZR V2 and it's falling apart. My Verizon contract is up in November. Should I re-up with Verizon and stay on my family plan or should I break off and/or go to another carrier? And what phone should I look into? All I know is that I do not want a huge fold out QWERTY keyboard like a 16-year-old girl with a Sidekick and probably do not want a Motorola. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 23, 2008 - 29 answers

Smartphone on a prepaid plan, is it possible?

Seeing the answers to previous questions has made me want to get a smartphone so that I don't have to carry both a PDA and a cellphone. The problem: I have T mobile's prepaid plan. How do I find a phone with good organization features that is compatible with my plan? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Feb 17, 2008 - 9 answers

SIM card in downtown Seattle?

Where can I get a prepaid SIM card in downtown Seattle? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Nov 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Free Service or A La Carte?

Free T-mobile data service, or is there a catch (a la carte service)? [more inside]
posted by Boydrop on Feb 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Does an IM count as a text message or not?

T-mobile MDA & AIM/Yahoo! Messenger: what's the REAL story with paying per message? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Sep 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Gigantic T-Mobile overage charges and billing errors, oh my!

I (unfortunately) have a mobile phone with T-Mobile service. [more inside]
posted by Emperor Yamamoto's Eggs on Sep 20, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I use a pre-paid sim card in my T-Mobile handset outside the US?

I have a question about how to get my Sony Ericsson T-300 phone to take sim cards outside the U.S. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by buddha9090 on Feb 18, 2004 - 9 answers

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