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Sim cards? Any one company better than the others?

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Sim cards? Any one company better than the others?

Hi again. Before we arrive in NY we are spending a few nights in Hawaii & after we leave NY we are going to Las Vegas. We will probably need a sim card in Hawaii so if we buy one there, can we use it in NY & LV? We will be in the USA for just over 3 weeks, so are there any deals we should be aware of? Also, could you clarify something for me please? Is it true that in the US you have to pay to receive a call on your mobile? Thanks PG

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1. Re: Sim cards? Any one company better than the others?

I can't help you with SIM cards but,

yes--it cost the same in the US to send and receive calls. You are paying both ways, This is true for texts too. The way it works is if I CALL a cell phone it costs me the same as if I call a landline. While I don't know 100% about Australia I assume it is like Israel where calls TO cellphones are more expensive than calls to a landline. Someone is paying for that incoming call. It is just a question of who?

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2. Re: Sim cards? Any one company better than the others?

Which SIM may depend on your phone. AT&T seems to work on more phones from abroad although their prices are not the best.

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3. Re: Sim cards? Any one company better than the others?

This might be helpful for you.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k6242703…

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4. Re: Sim cards? Any one company better than the others?

Have a look at this-you can buy in Australia before you go....

travelgear.com.au/t-mobile-usa-pay-by-the-da…

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