I am travelling to NYC on Sunday from the UK.
I purchased a new prepaid T-mobile SIM off e-bay.
Tried to activate via t-mobile.com/shop/plans/activateprepaid.aspx , but didn't seem to work !
Which is the activation code - the one beneath the bar code ?
I'm going to be based in both NYC & Texas during a 10 day trip - do I just select "NYC" from State of desired service ?
If so, which area code & Zone do I select (from Area code & City nearest you) ?
I just selected NYC, the code for first hotel we're staying in (Harlem) then guessed a zone (searched on google for which zone it might be but failed miserably !).
After the page appeared to accept my selections, I pressed Activate Phone.
I then got a page saying I should receive a text - but didn't. However when I did insert the SIM card into my Nokia 5800XM, it announced I had a voice message. Clicked on it but nothing happened.
So I'm pretty confused. Is it straightforward to activate a US SIM card online from Europe ?
If I do get it activated, what's the cheapest way to get some data use for T-mobile ?
Many thanks (again)