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#1 Ant-

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:45 AM

I'll be over in the US in a couple of weeks (with Revs :kid_smartass: ) - I was just wondering how easy it is to get a pay as you go SIM over there? I'l like to bring my phone but using it via my UK provider is just stupid expensive, and as I only want it for making local calls I figured I could just pick up a PAYG sim somewhere...

Anyone have experience of doing this? Any recomendations for providers?

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:04 AM

I picked up a PAYG SIM quite often when I was over there. You need a triband phone though. I bought it in a phone store in albuerquequekue (or however one spells such a silly named place!), and of course their availability may be different in other states than NM.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:21 AM

Cheers J - we're off to LV then heading out into the big wide wild west wilderness - I think getting a signal may be the biggest problem :D

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:26 AM

Once our cousins get on line, they should know much more about it Ant.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:07 AM

It's easyto get a phone over here, you can go to any super store like WALMART and pick one up there. You guys have Walmarts over there? I think it's a good idea to do that rather than bring your own phone over and get charged like crazy for making calls on it. But you'll want to get a pre-paid phone because a pay-as-you-go phone will require that you have a contract and everything. I think you meant per-paid but it's just probobly just different lingo where you are. I hope this helped.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:57 AM

Wal who Ange?

Here, Pay as You Go means you can top the card up without a contract.

And it probably did help. There I go, butting in again.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:13 PM

Wal who Ange?

Here, Pay as You Go means you can top the card up without a contract.

And it probably did help. There I go, butting in again.


Yeah, over here, we call that a pre-paid phone because you pay for the phone and then you can buy minutes beofre you actually use them. Same oncept, just different term. Needless to say, they have them over here, so no worries.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:56 PM

There is a question of will your phone work on our network first off, as was said earlier make sure you have a tri-band phone.

As far as the Sims go AT&T formally Cingular has the best plan for that and probably the widest coverage.

You can check them or sprint and see what the coverage area is as to where your going that would make the choice easier.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:22 PM

I bought it in a phone store in albuerquequekue (or however one spells such a silly named place!)


Sailor,

Now let's see ... from one small area in the Midlands we find: Winchcombe, Quedgeley, Pershore, Cinderford, Clehonger, and Bromyard. Spell them? I can't even pronounce them. And you pick on poor Albuquerque? Geez!!

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:57 PM

I would stay at home Ant,use a phone box or better still,

ONE ON A BAR :lol:

Have a great trip mate,watch for them ther Indians


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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:09 PM

Sailor,

Now let's see ... from one small area in the Midlands we find: Winchcombe, Quedgeley, Pershore, Cinderford, Clehonger, and Bromyard. Spell them? I can't even pronounce them. And you pick on poor Albuquerque? Geez!!

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ah yes, the midlands. A strange area of the country that took Norman names to heart and then mispelt them. Weirder things happen in the north where you might find Spittal-in-the-street or a village called Land of Nod. Mostly these are of Viking decent. Down in the south we have some corkers like Nether Wallop and my personal favorite Scratchy Bottom.

So you are right. Comparitively speaking Albakerkey is easy to spell and say.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 03:35 PM

Sailor,

Now let's see ... from one small area in the Midlands we find: Winchcombe, Quedgeley, Pershore, Cinderford, Clehonger, and Bromyard. Spell them? I can't even pronounce them. And you pick on poor Albuquerque? Geez!!

Cheers,
Tom

Dont forget the Piddles, Wire Piddle, Upper Piddle, Lower Piddle etc. And the Lenches of course.

Could think of a few more if it was'nt so late. Suppose you have Worcester, Gloucester, Leominister.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:35 PM

Thanks for all the replies - sorry, I've been away for the weekend!

On the subject of names - I grew up near Trottiscliffe - which is actually pronounced Trosley !! Go figure

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:55 PM

Well, as far as sim cards go, you should be able to pick up a prepaid Tmobile sim before you leave, I knew alot of guys who flew in from the middle east. Tmobile doesn't have the best coverage, but for what you want they are the easiest to get a sim from, and then you can get a top off card from them.




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