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1. Posted by mla1981 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

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i am coming to the US next year on a 3 month trip and can't even think about not bringing my mobile. Does anyone know what would be the best sim for me to buy? I have a quadband phone but am looking for the best coverage and call rates to the UK? Can someone please help?


2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1998 posts) 7y

Best coverage is probably Verizon, but I have no idea what are the best for call rates back to the UK. Also, be aware that you can buy disposable calling cards here (in almost any liquor store or gas station) that allow you to call for something like 12 cents a minute to the UK--so that might be a viable option for you.

3. Posted by jambo101 (Respected Member 414 posts) 7y

You will need an adapter for your battery charger..

4. Posted by mla1981 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

Thanks both, it's still a bit of a way off but trying to cover all bases before i go.

thanks again


5. Posted by geeadamg (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

I agree about the calling cards, much better idea.

I have a similar question which I might as well put here.

What about a pay as you go sim for data? Like, smartphones etc. Much call for such plans? There is over here (UK) but we have far less land to cover - so I have a question with that, are they worth it or just batter grabbing a starbucks wifi card or something?

6. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Go to a little corner shop and ask them advice on overseas cards. They'll only have UK cards in stock, but will be just one call away from finding out who and where has the card for your needs. I do Canada and the USA quite regular. I was able to buy a card over here from a local shop that was only compatible with N. America providers, once slotted in my Worldwide mobile phone. My calls back home worked out at around 10c a minute and the card cost me a fiver. Oh and it was loaded with some credit on purchase. Excellent little bit of kit.

7. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

By the way, go on-line and check the price of an adaptor for your charger (220v - 110v) - v - the cost of a S/H phone with charger over there.
Phones I saw in Chicago and Toronto are available in the S/H stores at almost giveaway prices.