Re: [86attendees] "best" prepaid US SIM?

Randall Gellens <randy@qti.qualcomm.com> Sat, 16 March 2013 23:00 UTC

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At 4:10 PM +0000 3/16/13, Lars Eggert wrote:

>  On Mar 16, 2013, at 12:07, Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net>
>   wrote:
>>  I got the T-Mobile prepaid SIM card, can load any number of months 
>> in advance and it is 50$/month. I think that came with some small 
>> data cap, after reaching the limit you'll go from 4G to 2G. I've 
>> been pretty happy with it myself. On this and earlier trips.
>
>  Is it $50 even in months you are not in the US?

I believe T-Mobile has several pre-paid plans.  Some are straight 
usage-based, others are per day of use or per month of use (pay at 
first use in the day/month, unlimited for rest of day/month).

>
>  If yes, how long can you let it idle before it terminates?

My understanding is that the money you pay into it expires after one 
year of inactivity, but putting in more money or using it resets it.

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