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what options are there for traveller friendly SIM CARD optio

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1. Posted by sandy456 (Full Member 213 posts) 10y

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I'll be in LA several weeks (maybe 2 months) and will need semi-occasional use of a cellphone.

I already have the phone (a TRI-band from Thailand). All I need now is the SIM CARD and the simple pre-pay vouchers to make it work.

I've heard of T-mobile? They sell 400minutes for $50. And text messages for 10cents. I'm not sure how much the actual SIM CARD is though? Is it free?

Aside from T-mobile, do I have another option?

2. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

you can try verizon, virgin mobile, and sprint

3. Posted by rama_h (Inactive 91 posts) 10y

Just make sure your GSM phone is a QUAD-BAND, not a TRI-BAND, because in the USA, they're not using the 850/900/1800 Mhz phones that they usually have in Asian countries, but they use 1900 Mhz phones! You can get a pre-paid card anywhere, just make sure the phone is correct...

4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y

So far, all the tri-band phones that I've seen in Malaysia are 900/1800/1900 MHz. I believe it's the same for all countries utilising GSM network. A quad-band phone is the one with 900/1800/1900 MHz plus WCDMA (2.4GHz) or better known as 3G.