SIM card in downtown Seattle?
November 26, 2007 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Where can I get a prepaid SIM card in downtown Seattle?

I'm heading down to Seattle for a couple days this week and would like to pick up a cheap SIM card to use in my unlocked Blackberry Pearl (since roaming with my Canadian cell provider is EXPENSIVE). I'll be using it for the duration of my stay in Seattle but would also like to hold onto it for future trips to the US. If I'd had more forethought I could have purchased one on eBay, but now it's too late as I'm leaving on Wednesday morning.

I'll be staying near Pike Place Market, so the closer to there the better. And bonus points if you tell me where I could buy a T-Mobile SIM, specifically. I've heard that if I buy $100 worth of T-Mobile minutes they last much longer before expiring.
posted by sanitycheck to Shopping (6 answers total)
Theres a Cingular store just a block or two north of the pike place market on Western Ave.
posted by mphuie at 2:46 PM on November 26, 2007

There is a T-Mobile store on 6th Ave between Pike and Pine Streets, which is just a few blocks away from the market.

I don't know whether or not they sell prepaid minutes/SIMs, but it would probably be a good place to check.
posted by stilly at 3:02 PM on November 26, 2007

you can try to find something at westlake center, a shopping mall most definitely within walking distance.
posted by sxtxixtxcxh at 3:19 PM on November 26, 2007

Hard to get just a SIM in the US. Buy a prepaid phone at Walmart, grab the cheapest one, throw the phone away or lug it around to sell later. Tmobile can activate on your phone using the SIM instantly.
posted by thilmony at 3:45 PM on November 26, 2007

Oh, and yes, the $100 gives you 1000 minutes and they don't expire for a year. When you activate the sim just load the $100 right away.
posted by thilmony at 3:45 PM on November 26, 2007

FYI, Best Buy stores equipped with a Best Buy Mobile mini-store now carry prepaid SIM cards that don't expire for fairly cheap.
posted by santojulieta at 6:32 PM on November 26, 2007

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