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Sungoddess
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US phone help
      #1590951 - 05/23/14 03:27 AM (78.136.92.143)

I will be in the states for a month. I want to have a phone (in NC) mostly for calls, but data would be great. I have an unlocked iPhone. Does any one know a company that will let me just do a month with no contract? Last year I bought a trac fone but the minutes disappeared quickly and when I tried (several times) to get on their website to see the cost of purchasing more minutes, I can not access the website. Thanks for any help/ideas

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JimRosen
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Re: US phone help [Re: Sungoddess]
      #1590958 - 05/23/14 07:32 AM (98.156.86.237)

Straight talk, either on line or Walmart

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: US phone help [Re: JimRosen]
      #1590973 - 05/23/14 09:49 AM (71.101.35.187)

I think that you have to pay an upfront fee for Straight Talk, of around $70, which doesn't make it a good choice for only a month.

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irina
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Re: US phone help [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1591000 - 05/23/14 11:18 AM (108.199.90.84)

Virgin Mobile. I pay $35 month, unlimited web and data plus
300 talk minutes. No contract.
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SXMSAMMY
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Re: US phone help [Re: Sungoddess]
      #1591002 - 05/23/14 11:23 AM (68.187.209.207)

Straight talk is the way to go for only $45 for the month with no contract and no other fees, with unlimited data on the AT&T network. Here is their website: https://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/...FpPsw7Slw!/?s=y

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Re: US phone help [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1591005 - 05/23/14 11:32 AM (68.245.189.123)

Not if they have an unlocked mobile phone, then the sim will work. The upfront fee (equipment) is like $70 but that is for "home phone", meaning using your home equipment to plug into their box.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: US phone help [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1591018 - 05/23/14 12:15 PM (71.101.35.187)

OK, shows you what I know!

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GaryB
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Re: US phone help [Re: Sungoddess]
      #1591026 - 05/23/14 12:34 PM (162.239.31.97)

Try AT&T GoPhone. Prepaid service. Can buy sim for many diff phones. I think $60/30 days with unlimited talk & text and 5? gigs of data. If you use free Wi-Fi hotspots it does not count toward data use. Other plans available. They are on line, so check there. Good luck.

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contessa
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Re: US phone help [Re: GaryB]
      #1591058 - 05/23/14 04:32 PM (76.19.70.61)

Try AT&T.....they advertise on TV.....no contract. Might be what you need. Good luck!

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Re: US phone help [Re: Sungoddess]
      #1591062 - 05/23/14 04:41 PM (96.253.198.198)

Whats wrong with track phone? We have one, and can buy minutes in a lot of places. Walmart is one... I think its the best way to go, as you can buy as many you need. We buy 100 but you can buy much less...

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