- SIM card for the USA?
We’re off to the USA for a couple of weeks soon, and I’d like to get a SIM for my phone. All I’m really interested in is data for using it as a sat-nav
I just want something I can buy, with a decent data allowance built in, and not have to worry about topping it up
Phone is an unlocked iP5, so I’ll need a nano sim too
Any suggestions?Posted 4 years agoalaricMember
Where are you? I’ve got a phone & Sim for the US that I bought earlier this year. It’s a basic smart phone on a PAYG package that includes unlimited data, inclusive texts and calls. Bought together in the US so no compatability issues.
It’s just sitting around gathering dust, so I’m happy to lend it out. Just needs topping up on arrival.
Email me if you’re interested firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted 4 years agoTooTallMember
You’ll trash any data allowance if you use it as a satnav and coverage might not be where you need it most. If you have a UK satnav, see if you can download the US map. I did that a few years ago for not too much. Most hotels have free wifi as do many shops, malls and coffee shops – so work out what you really need because using a phone for satnav in the USA is probably not the best option.Posted 4 years ago
Oh – is your phone unlocked too?CountZeroMember
Install CoPilot Live USA, it’ll cost you about £20, and you won’t need to worry about any kind of data connections, or network coverage.Posted 4 years ago
 just had a look, and CoPilot Live Premium HD USA is £8.99, and if you want it with Canada it’s £13.99.
At that price it’s almost rude not to have it installed, then you have no worries about any data issues that might crop up.
Not to say that having a SIM with lots of data and calls available wouldn’t be a good idea, mind, but data coverage in the UK can be a nightmare if you need map data, imagine what the US can be like.Russell96Subscriber
Be careful, you have to take into consideration not only what frequencies but also 3G standards your phone works to compared to the US mobile carrier. It’s not as easy as most of the rest of the world where any SIM will do some of the US carriers use standards that might not be compatible with your phone, oh and as with any mobile provider some are better in certain areas than others.Posted 4 years ago
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