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  • 29 June 2022
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Going to Florida and NY for 3 months later this year.  Anyone any tips on most economical way to use my mobile whilst there please?  I understand roaming charges/call charges can be extortionate - maybe best to buy a completely separate SIM card??  Any ideas welcome please.


Best answer by andewhite 29 June 2022, 12:54

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Userlevel 8
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Buy a local SIM card from a US based mobile service provider.

Maybe try your phone in flight mode with Wi-Fi ON and use WhatsApp or similar apps with free Wi-Fi networks. 

Userlevel 1

That’s a great idea re the Whatsapp or other app calling.  I never thought of that,,,,duh.

Many thanks


Userlevel 1

Is it 5G only now is USA?  My phone is 4G...

Userlevel 8
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Some US networks are turning off 2G & 3G, but all offer 4G services.

Userlevel 1

Good news.  Thanks so much for your help, it is much appreciated.


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