In today’s article, we will discuss about several SIM cards and their deals available in the US. These SIM cards and deals will be discussed and compared on the bases of their prices, effectiveness and other reviews.
Every year around 4 million people visit the US from UK, because of a vacation trip or for a business requirement. If you are also one of those people visiting the US, then it will be better for you to read and review this article. Many people visiting the US from UK want to use their own handsets and Smartphone but with US SIM cards.
In this article, we will review different SIM cards and their prices and other packages provided by them. It is better to make your choice based on your circumstances and your preferences.

– Use US SIM cards with UK Smartphone: It Is Easy:

We would like to tell our readers that it is quite easy to use your UK handsets with US SIM card: you just have to buy and use the right one.
Almost all of the Smartphone that are sold and have been sold in UK for the past 10 years are compatible with the US networks without any hitch. However, when it comes to use of UK based Smartphone or handsets, then there are only two US mobile networks that will be well-matched with it:

– AT&T 
T-Mobile USA

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Before buying any of the US SIM cards, you have to make sure that your UK handset is matched with these networks. If it is not, then the reason might be that you handset is very old or your Smartphone was not purchased from UK at all.
There are several features that your mobile should have if it needs to work well with a US SIM card. You should double-check and make sure that your Smartphone has a quad-band GSM device.
Other features to have in your Smartphone to work with US SIM card are:

– AT&T:

For the network of AT&T, your Smartphone should have the following:


– GSM 850 or GSM 1900 for 2G
– WCDMA/HSPA 850 or WCDMA/HSPA 1900 for 3G
– LTE bands 2, 4 or 17 for 4G

– T-Mobile:

For the network of T-Mobile, your handset should have:
– GSM 1900 for 2G
– WCDMA/HSPA 1900 or WCDMA/HSPA 1700/2100 (AWS) for 3G
– LTE bands 2, 4 or 12 for 4G

– Two ways to use SIM cards in US:
While visiting the US, there are two ways through which you can use your Smartphone:

– Using UK based SIM card
– Using US based SIM card

Although, you can easily buy a US based SIM card when you land in the US, many people still use UK based SIM cards for their visit. However, today’s article of ours is only for the SIM card deals that are US based.

– Buy Your US based SIM card when You Land:

When you arrive at your desired destination (US), you first have to visit a store to buy yourself a US based SIM card. Now, an important thing to always remember is that when it comes to the purchase of US based SIM cards you can either buy it from AT&T or T-Mobile USA.
You will have to pay around $40 plus the tax, to get yourself an unlimited US calling services and an allowance of data that you can use on your Smartphone. All of these deals are worth to buy a local US SIM card when you visit the US.

– Best Deals of SIM cards for the People visiting the US:

There are several SIM card packages that interest different people based on the point of price or deals. We will only highlight the main aspect of every SIM card, because at the end of the day you will have to make the choice based on your specific preference.

  • AT&T:
    Of all the networks working in the US, AT&T is the oldest and most effective of them all. AT&T claims to have coverage of almost 99 percent of the US population. This makes them the largest US mobile network. AT&T also has a longer established network as compared to T-Mobile USA.

    – GoPhone Packages: In the case of AT&T, the prepaid packages and plans are known as GoPhone packages. You can get this GoPhone package deal for your Smartphone where you get to spend $40 per month plus the tax, or $30 per month plus the tax of you do not require or want any data on your Smartphone.

    For the people visiting the US no matter from where, we would highly recommend the purchase of $40 plan, as this will provide you with the package of :
    – 2GB data
    – Unlimited Calls
    – Unlimited texts

    All within the use of US
    The detailed discussion of these deals is as follows:

    – Number 1:
    You will spend $55 per month plus the tax and will get the package of:
    – 5GB internet
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US

    – Number 2:
    In this package of AT&T network, you will spend the amount of $40 per month plus the taxes to get:
    – 2 GB internet services
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US

    – Number 3:
    In this package you will spend the amount of $30 per month plus the taxes to get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – This specific package does not include any internet or data deal.

    – T-Mobile USA:

    Now coming towards the other network, T-Mobile USA is the third largest network provider. These statistics are done based on the number of subscribers that are currently on T-Mobile USA network. An important fact to know about, is that T-Mobile USA is a total separate and independent network from T-Mobile UK.
    In the case of T-Mobile USA there are two types of the packages (Prepaid):
    – Simply Choice Prepaid
    – Simply Prepaid

    – Simply Prepaid:
    If you want to purchase more basic and simple package then Simply Prepaid is for you. In this package you will spend $40 per month plus the taxes to get:
    – 3GB data
    – Unlimited calls
    – Unlimited texts

    All within the US
    On the opposite, Simply Choice Prepaid is an option that is comparatively more expensive as compared to the Simply Prepaid. The reason for this difference in the charges is that, in Simply Choice Prepaid you will get:
    – Unlimited Music Streaming
    – Binge On Service

    Simply Choice Prepaid Tariffs on T-Mobile USA:

  • Number 1:
    You spend the amount of $95 per month plus the taxes and get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – Unlimited date or internet service
  • Number 2:
    You spend the amount of $80 per month plus the taxes to get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – 10GB data or internet service Number 3:
    In this package you spend the total amount of $65 per month plus the taxes and get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – 5GB data or internet service- Number 4:
    You spend the amount of $50 per month plus the taxes to get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – 3GB data or internet serviceWith this we conclude the Simply Choice Package of T-Mobile USA.
    Now, we will highlight the other deal that is Simply Package: a cheaper option than Simply Choice Package.- Number 1:In this deal you will have to give $60 per month plus the taxes to get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – 10 GB data or internet service

    – Number 2:
    You will spend $50 per month plus the taxes and will get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – 5GB data or internet services

    – Number 3:
    You spend $40 per month plus the taxes and get:
    – Unlimited minutes to the US
    – Unlimited texts to the US
    – 3GB data or internet services

    With this we conclude with the main points of our article; however there are certain recommendations that we would like to provide our readers with, such as:
    For those visiting the US then they should:

    – Buy the coverage from one network
    – Should have US based number, meaning the number will begin from +1.
    – Should buy the package that starts from $40 per month
    – Your SIM card will expire after 90 days so be sure to top it up to keep on using it.

    These were some of the recommendations that we hope will help you in your visit to the US. And with this we bring an end to our article and hope that this specific discussion had helped you in your queries and problems.