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Ipad sim in USA

Discussion in 'iPad Carriers' started by Leebel, Oct 1, 2011.

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    Recently tried Telestial in USA for micro sim for 1 week trip from Oz. $10 lasted < 1 day. There has to be a better way. Can use AT&T or tmobile which is great but setup crazy (have to say you are not in USA.
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    What problems have you encountered with AT&T? They have several pre-pay plans and I've never had any difficulty. Wander in to an AT&T outlet, pay, leave and I'm good to go.

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    No problems with AT&T. Just the poor process and expensive charges from Telestial www.simple calling.com. My $10 data credit got me < 1MB! in fact, 1MB turned my $10 credit into $5 debit! At that cost, forget it! The ability to tap AT&T and t-mobile is neat, but not at those prices!
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    So why not purchase an AT&T pre-pay card when you get to the US? No need to use your regular SIM card.

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    Why not an AT&T sim? Reasons from what I could find out

    1. You needed a USA address (not too hard)
    2. You needed. A USA credit card. Apparently not even MaterCard or Visa if with foreign bank would work.
    3. You needed to cancel the service before exit from USA
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    The AT&T plans are good but there is nothing about the issues I raised. Those issues you really need to know before you assume it will all happen.
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    As I mentioned before, I did not experience any of the problems. I used a UK Mastercard on one occasion and a UK AMEX card on another. I was never asked for a US address. I walked in, chose my plan, they scanned my card, I was handed the microSIM, I walked out, put the microSIM into my iPad and I was good to go. This was in San Francisco; maybe they're not as troubled by these details there.

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    Thanks. That's great to hear. Looks like my advice was out of date or just plain wrong.
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    The info you stated applies to post paid plans. Pre paid plans are different.

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