Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Cell for guests

Cell for guests

Old Jan 9th 2018, 5:07 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2017
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4
SimonLes is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Cell for guests

Can anyone recommend a way to get a sim card for a guest to use, for just a few weeks. I tried a simple "tracphone" from target but the signal is non existent in my house. I have no shortage of old smart phones that could be used, I just want a simcard for talk and data for max one month around more than $50?
SimonLes is offline  
Old Jan 9th 2018, 5:09 pm
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
BenK91's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2015
Location: Denver, CO.
Posts: 1,469
BenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond reputeBenK91 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

Title of this thread definitely made me wonder what I was going to read

Have you tried the provider you use to see if they offer a pay as you go plan or something along those lines?
BenK91 is offline  
Old Jan 9th 2018, 6:25 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
tom169's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2015
Location: NC, USA (ex Yorkshire)
Posts: 4,127
tom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond reputetom169 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

I have used AT&T and T-Mobile for this purpose in the past.
tom169 is online now  
Old Jan 9th 2018, 7:57 pm
  #4  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Boiler's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 33,360
Boiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond reputeBoiler has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

Which ever system does work at your house.
Boiler is offline  
Old Jan 9th 2018, 9:25 pm
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Apr 2016
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 333
TheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond reputeTheKingOfHearts has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

AT&T GoPhone or whatever they rebranded it to it would work fine. Should also work in their cell phones too, assuming they're unlocked.
TheKingOfHearts is offline  
Old Jan 10th 2018, 2:09 pm
  #6  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 390
wtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond reputewtkp0u has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

t-Mob actually has a plan for this
https://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/...l-tourist-plan
wtkp0u is offline  
Old Jan 10th 2018, 3:32 pm
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
 
Anian's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: WA state
Posts: 2,784
Anian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond reputeAnian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

Every major telephone company has a pay as you go option. Or you could just get a really cheap flip phone and add it to your current phone plan for a month.
Anian is offline  
Old Jan 10th 2018, 6:21 pm
  #8  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: California
Posts: 352
LeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond reputeLeavingLondon has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

We buy a SIM card from Amazon from H20 - they use AT&T. You can do Pay As you Go for $10 (lasts 3 months) or there are monthly plans for $30.
LeavingLondon is offline  
Old Jan 12th 2018, 6:10 pm
  #9  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 128
jaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond reputejaffy23 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Cell for guests

Originally Posted by wtkp0u View Post
This worked out really well for my parents when they visited in August. You can order online and mail it to them so they have it for when they land.
jaffy23 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.