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Getting a US data plan for my foreign cell phone

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 options? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 29, 2014 - 6 answers

Best PAYG SIM for multiple EU countries?

I'm going to be traveling in Europe for 3 weeks, which PAYG SIM plan should I get for my unlocked iPhone 4? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Jul 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Is there something like a MiFi that will accept a SIM?

I'm looking for something like a MiFi that will accept a SIM. [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Feb 18, 2013 - 7 answers

I'm going to thailand. I bought a used ATT iPhone 3GS. Now what?

I'm heading to Bangkok in ten days for about two weeks. I looked into using my iPhone 5 overseas and the answers from ATT made me think twice about it. So for 100 bucks I bought a used Iphone 3GS. I figure I'd just buy a sim card there and I'd be all set. But then I thought I should check. Do I need to unlock it? or jailbreak it? Is there anything specific to Thailand and Iphones I need to know? What's the process here?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Best travel SIM in Japan (speech + data)

I'm searching for the best SIM card for a one month stay in Japan. I've already found e-connect (1 GB/30 days, only data @ 4100 Yen), but I would prefer an option including SMS/speech.
posted by mathiu on Feb 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Complete phone cloning

Hypothetically, what are the practical results of completely cloning a GSM phone-- not just the SIM card, but also the radio fingerprint and any other method used to differentiate two mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 24, 2012 - 5 answers

GSM, SIM, iPhones in Iceland for US folk: Talk down to me

Having trouble making sense of unlocked GSM phones, SIM cards, and unlocking/jailbreaking US phones for travel to Iceland. Please help. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jul 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find a basic sim card for my old phone without the requirement to top up every month

Is it possible to buy a pay as you go sim card (UK) for my old phone that doesnt require me to top up every month? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Jul 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Best pay-as-you-go cell phone plan for a few days in the USA w. a Canadian Samsung Galaxy S2

Is there a prepaid phone plan in the US that will let me use my Samsung Galaxy S2 at full speeds, for short visits (ie: without having to pay for a full month of use)? [more inside]
posted by Mayma Hosey on Jun 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Travelling with a Samsung Galaxy III to the US

I am travelling to the US in August and want to be able to use my smartphone for web browsing while I'm there without paying exorbitant fees from my local carrier (Telstra in Australia). Can you all help me figure how to do this? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Jun 8, 2012 - 8 answers

prepaid SIM card for use in Germany, but shipped to USA?

I will be traveling in Germany for a week soon, and will need a cell phone while there. I won't be able to use my personal cell phone (incompatible with Europe) but I have an unlocked GSM phone that I've used in Europe before. Please help me find a SIM card (with German phone number) that I can order now and get delivered to the US before I leave for my trip. [more inside]
posted by intermod on May 29, 2012 - 11 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

iPhone in my pocket forgets its a phone

Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I put a SIM card in my PC?

Is it possible to make/receive calls and send/receive texts using my PC, rather than my phone? [more inside]
posted by jeatsy on Feb 16, 2011 - 5 answers

From whom should I buy a SIM card for an unlocked cell phone?

I'm seeking a US-only, reliable SIM card that I can place in an unlocked quad-band cell phone. [more inside]
posted by e.e. coli on Nov 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Nexus One + Softbank Rental SIM + Japan = Affordable data access?

What do I need to do, or what do I need to be aware of, to use mobile data on a Nexus One using a Softbank rental SIM card in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 3, 2010 - 2 answers

SIM card for iPhone in E. Europe?

Questions about a prepaid SIM for iPhone in Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovakia, and Hungary. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Oct 28, 2010 - 0 answers

T-Mobile prepaid phone science please

Suggestions for a T-Mo prepaid phone model? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 16, 2010 - 6 answers

My T-mobile phone is still on the dark side

Can you suggest a good, cheap, hopefully easily-available-on-ebay-used T-mobile phone? I don't need a ton of features, but I want something that does all the basic stuff really well. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 8, 2010 - 8 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo

Prepaid phones with data in Malaysia/Borneo [more inside]
posted by snarkle on Mar 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Data-only SIM for smartphones?

I'm sure I'm burning this week's question for a quick "no" answer, but just in case...is there any way to get a data-only (no voice plan) SIM for smartphone use in the US? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

WTB: Good prepaid SIM card for someone who never uses their phone.

What's the best option for prepaid cell minutes in the USA (Philadelphia) if I already own an unlocked GSM phone? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jan 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Dual sim chip cell phone

Please help me figure out what brand/type of cell phone to get. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Dec 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

What to do with blank SIM cards?

I have about 30 surplus SIM cards, all for AT&T. They are new and unused SIM cards. Is there any life for new SIM cards with no account on them? [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Nov 4, 2009 - 5 answers

will need a mobile phone in Germany for a two week trip, but need the number NOW

I will need a mobile phone in Germany for a two week trip, but need the number NOW; what are my options and how does that translate to SIM / top-up jargon? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Dec 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Holy GSM, help me find the cheapest cellphone for use in Europe!

Should I get the Motofone F3 or the Motorola V190 for my travels to Europe? [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Dec 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Ping Pong Cellular Telephony: Chinese phones and US SIM cards

Phone from China, SIM card in the US: what do I need to know to make sure I have a working cell phone when I return to the US for a month or two this summer? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jun 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Cheap Prepaid SIM in Canada?

Prepaid SIM card in Canada? [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Dec 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Best PAYG SIM for short-term visit to UK?

How can I be as wireless for two weeks in the UK as I am year round in the US? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 17, 2007 - 8 answers

SIM card in NYC?

Where can I buy a prepaid SIM card in New York City? [more inside]
posted by bshort on Sep 21, 2006 - 2 answers

How should I manage my phone contacts?

Can anyone recommend a good mobile phone number storing programme? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Sep 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Is there an easy way to set up a Motorola SLVR or RAZR so that MMS/WAP functions properly in other countries (i.e., using a different SIM card)?

Is there an easy way to set up a Motorola SLVR or RAZR so that MMS/WAP functions properly in other countries (i.e., using a different SIM card)? [more inside]
posted by JudgeBork on Apr 3, 2006 - 3 answers

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