Mobile SIM card
On a "normal" vacation in a tourist resort or one of the larger cities, we can rely on the existence of a wi-fi network, but spending days on the road is much wiser to have one of the local SIM cards ...
The first of the things we need to check is the compatibility of our phone with US operators and their frequencies because they “know better”.
In Europe, Africa, Asia, and half of South America the standard GSM uses frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz, while in North America the frequencies of 950 and 1900 MHz are used. 3G and 4G also bring the use of new frequency bands, 2100 and 2600 in Europe and 700.1700, 2100, 2300, and 2500 in America. At the time of travel, 5G is likely to become an everyday and ubiquitous technology, but for now, we will limit ourselves to 3G and 4G standards.
I am currently using a Huawei Mate 20 X which actually falls into the phablet category. I use it the least for making phone calls, and more for surfing, listening to music and audiobooks and navigating. On the kimovil.com website, I checked the compatibility of my current phone and got very encouraging results. My phone is compatible with all US operators and I can go to the next step, choosing a provider or SIM card and one of the packages they offer.
- Lycamobile is the first operator to be fully compatible with my phone and their prepaid package looks like this:
Lycamobile $ 45 High Data Plan
- Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text
- Unlimited Data with 10 GB at up to 4G LTE
- Unlimited International Talk & Text to 75+ Countries
- Price breakdown: Data = $ 40.50; Talk / Text = $ 4.50
- T-Mobile is one of the largest American operators and there is a great chance that the signal coverage will be good all the way.
T-Mobile $ 50 Unlimited prepaid plan
- Unlimited domestic talk and text
- Domestic 4G LTE handset data on our network - unlimited
- Domestic mobile hotspot
- H2O Wireless is another provider that does not have its own infrastructure but uses "the largest and most reliable GSM network in the country" for its services.
H2O Wireless $ 50 Unlimited Plan
- Unlimited Data, Talk & Text
- Unlimited 4G LTE
- Nationwide LTE Coverage
- Unlimited International Talk to 70 Countries
If you are traveling in a group, check the referral program offered by each provider and recommend each other while it is time, you can pay for a cheaper plan, and the referral plan to cover any additional services or Gigabytes. You will take a lot of pictures, record a video and you will want to post it all on Facebook, Instagram or send it to those you left at home, and it costs money.
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