09-04-2011 12:19:21 PM
Im traveling to San francisco for 3 weeks vacation, and i would like to bring my HTC Desire with me and buy a new sim card that enable me to use internet.
I found http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cel
My questions is:
- Does the GoPhone plan include a simcard that i can use in my HTC desire?
- Where can i buy the GoPhone plan?
- Is it possible use more money than your bought the GoPhone with? (im afraid i will get a large bill when i come home from vacation).
- Will there be any problem in buying the GoPhone plan when im not a USA citizen?
I hope someone can help clarifying these things for me
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09-04-2011 06:08:03 PM - edited 09-04-2011 06:54:13 PM
Hello I don't have all the answers. Here's the answers to most of your questions:
Does the GoPhone plan include a simcard that i can use in my HTC desire?
I'm not sure if the SIM card would be free if you bought refills from the same at&t store. You would need to have your phone carrier unlocked before inserting a US SIM card, provided that you could legally unlock your phone in your country.
Where can i buy the GoPhone plan?
When you arrive in the US, you can buy a GoPhone plan at an AT&T store. While you could buy a refill card from other types of retailers, they may not have a SIM card, nor support.
Is it possible use more money than your bought the GoPhone with? (im afraid i will get a large bill when i come home
I don't know the answer. One thing I know that is very important is to change your voicemail PIN number ASAP.
Will there be any problem in buying the GoPhone plan when im not a USA citizen?
Tourists and visitors can buy a GoPhone plan. You should be fine. You will not be able to activate your GoPhone while you are still outside of the USA.
09-06-2011 04:58:43 AM - edited 09-06-2011 05:01:54 AM
You can add additional funds to your account simply by purchasing a refill card from many retailers here in the US.
With GoPhone (prepaid) service you can't spend more than what you have in your account - you won't receive access to the network once your funds are depleted; so you can't go home to a large phone bill.
IMO, the easiest thing to do is to visit a local Corporate at&t store once you arrive in the US - they will be able to fix you up with a GoPhone plan/account/SIM. And if you'll add funds to your account while in the store, they likely will not charge you anything for the SIM.
There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.
- Doug Larson