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||[Apr. 14th, 2015|10:44 am]
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People who have visited the US: what is your experience with international phones/SIM cards? Owning, renting, whatever.|
I'm an American citizen living abroad and I will be traveling back to the US in June. I no longer have a cell phone on an American plan, and I don't feel like eating up a billion charges for international bullshittery. I will be meeting up with lots of friends along the way and need to be able to call/text; my current plan has an international rate of $0.50 US per text and God knows what per voice minute. Theoretically I could throw caution to the wind, put the phone on airplane mode, and rely on neighborhood WiFi, but since I'm running on a tight schedule I don't want things to get fucked because of a weak signal or because there wasn't anything around.
In previous phone-less in another country situations I've rented a phone right at the airport and then returned it at the same airport, but this was in South Korea. This time I'm landing at LAX and flying out of SFO.
What is your experience with renting international phones/sim cards in the US? I'm looking at this company in particular. Does anyone have any experience with them? Do they have a service they'd recommend? Or am I better off just getting some typical burner prepaid thing?
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