We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

Which Las Vegas hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
London, United...
Level Contributor
75 posts
21 reviews
Save Topic
Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

Hi,

Will be visiting Vegas in just over two weeks - and realised I need a Sim card or phone - just to make cheap calls to restaurants / excursion organisers ect.

I have a Samsung SIII - will that work in LV / LA? If so, where would you recommend that I buy a sim card - can I even buy one out in Vegas?

If not, where could I get a cheap pay as you go phone?

Thanks in advance :)

Angie

Edited: 03 July 2013, 21:24
Colchester
Level Contributor
106 posts
58 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

I have exactly the same question for my iphone.

Rockhampton...
2 posts
1 review
Save Reply
2. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

…att.com/t5/…M40786

this may help -

Liverpool, UK
Level Contributor
19,282 posts
34 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

Don't know about the SIM card but Tracfone are often recommended as a good cheap pay as you go option.

http://www.tracfone.com/

Nottingham
Level Contributor
1,093 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

Walgreens (plenty of locations on the strip) sell cheap PAYG phones that will be fine for calls/texts. To get an idea of prices, check their website.

If you need data and your phone is unlocked, t-mobile have a SIM only $3 per day for unlimited data (and calls/texts though not international). Snag is that the shops are all off-strip so if you don't have a car you would need to get a taxi or bus(es). Here's the link

prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-plans

Just scroll down to the bottom.

Last thing, do not get suckered in to buying a global SIM online before you go, they are hideously expensive.

Brantford, Canada
Level Contributor
27 posts
4 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

I would go for tracphone os similar as well.probably only $30 or so will get a flip phone and the minutes you need.and if it is lost or stolen it has no personal info on it.

kuala lumpur
Level Contributor
65 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

is it better to just get a cheap disposable prepaid phone or get a SIM card/unlock my phone?

Nottingham
Level Contributor
1,093 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

Jimmy - it depends what you will be using it for. If just local calls/texts then a disposable prepaid phone will be fine. But if you need data, then get your phone unlocked and buy a SIM over there.

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
242 posts
44 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

I would unlock your phone by purchasing an online code, then get a T-Mobile plan. I used a tracfone for years and it was a pain not having all the info in my primary phone, not to mention that they don't offer smartphones.

9. Re: Need a SIM card or mobile phone that works in Las Vegas/LA

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 03 December 2014, 06:18