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

John C Klensin <john+ietf@jck.com> Sat, 16 March 2013 20:46 UTC

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From: John C Klensin <john+ietf@jck.com>
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Subject: Re: [86attendees] "best" prepaid US SIM?
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I agree with most of what Sam and John L. have said, but one
note...

--On Saturday, March 16, 2013 14:40 -0400 Samuel Weiler
<weiler+ietf@watson.org> wrote:

>...
> Ting is an MVNO reselling Sprint's network; coverage is fine
> pretty much anywhere you're likely to be.
>...

As long as you are "likely to be" only in larger cities and/or
in or near major airports.  In more rural areas of the US,
sometimes even 100km away from such locations, where you might
find yourself on a retreat or, if the IAOC hadn't promised "no
more { Orlandos, Dublin suburbs, Maastrichts }", at an IETF
meeting, mobile coverage can get very spotty and the number of
carriers with decent and reliable coverage may be just one,
often a CDMA-only one.  

   john