1. MasterElwood's Avatar
    I need advice. I am visiting the US in 2 Weeks (LA-area) and need a prepaid sim for my mobile internet needs. Have a int. GS4 - so clearly GSM carrier only. Now it gets tricky:

    Tmobile or ATT?

    From original carrier or reseller?

    If - then which reseller?


    Price is not THAT important. Important is as much GB as possible (at least 2), and that i can pick it up 24/7 because i arrive at Saturday night (in a Walmart maybe?)

    Also: tethering ability would be very helpful.


    Thanx in a.
    Alex
    01-12-2014 10:16 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I would suggest taking a look at the various carriers and comparing what they have to offer. Also, you want coverage in the area you will be visiting, so make sure you get a SIM that you know will cover that particular area.

    Prepaid Phone Plans - No Contract Cell Phone Plans with AT&T GoPhone
    Prepaid Cell Phone Plans, No Credit Check | Monthly 4G | T-Mobile
    Welcome to Straight Talk

    I hope the above information gets you started on your search, good luck .
    MasterElwood likes this.
    01-12-2014 10:25 AM
  3. MasterElwood's Avatar
    Thanks for your quick answer. Straight talk looks good. Question:


    What the hell does this mean:
    --------------------
    7. STRAIGHT TALK UNLIMITED PLANS CANNOT BE USED FOR: any applications that tether your device to a laptop or personal computer other than for the use of Wireless Sync.
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    Does creating a wireless Hotspot on the phone count as tethering?

    Is syncing my email or updating apps on a connected tablet still count as wireless synching?


    Or is this just lawyer talks and nobody cares....

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    01-12-2014 03:34 PM
  4. metle_geek's Avatar
    Pop in an at&t prepaid sim card but getting data from them is a pain on prepaid as they usually block it but if your an international customer go to a branded core store (corperate store) and ask if no data to my knowledge t mobile is cheaper your best bet and as ling as you stay in a heavy metro politan area (inner city) youll be 100% fine but if you go to the out skirts t mobile is notoriois for dropping the signal

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    01-13-2014 03:01 AM
  5. cgardnervt's Avatar
    If you want a local phone number then I'd just go with GoPhone. This way you know the data package you bought and you can use it the way you would like too. Prepaid att MNVO's like ST and what not are very sketchy at times if you use a lot of data.
    01-13-2014 08:26 AM
  6. metle_geek's Avatar
    Dude i was in an at&t store last month and they said no data on prepaid for smart phones ill have to look into it but thats what the lady told me

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    01-13-2014 08:53 PM
  7. regression's Avatar
    Dude i was in an at&t store last month and they said no data on prepaid for smart phones ill have to look into it but thats what the lady told me

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    She was wrong. I am using a Go Phone SIM in my Nexus 4 and data works just fine.

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    01-13-2014 09:49 PM
  8. metle_geek's Avatar
    She was wrong. I am using a Go Phone SIM in my Nexus 4 and data works just fine.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Goes to show even people in the corperate stores dont know what the hell goes on its really sad

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    01-13-2014 11:15 PM
  9. regression's Avatar
    Goes to show even people in the corperate stores dont know what the hell goes on its really sad

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    Yep. I am glad we have these forums where we can go to find better info!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    01-14-2014 09:49 PM
  10. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Yep. I am glad we have these forums where we can go to find better info!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Yeah GoPhone now supports LTE if your phone supports it too! The SIM cards are also free if you go in store and buy a plan there. ($60)
    01-15-2014 10:14 AM
  11. MasterElwood's Avatar
    I am thinking of buying a att go sim at a Walmart (because I am arriving late on a Saturday) and then buy a package online.

    But I just read that AT&T does not accept international credit cards online.

    Is this true?

    Also: is tethering allowed on AT&T Go?

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-16-2014 10:11 AM
  12. krisguy's Avatar
    No tethering on GoPhone plans is allowed, but corporate AT&T stores can take international credit cards.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk
    01-21-2014 11:13 PM
  13. MasterElwood's Avatar
    Thanks. What if i am just create a mobile hotspot? Is this tethering? And can they TELL i am doing it? What if i connect via a vpn?
    01-22-2014 03:24 AM

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