My wife will be on a 10 day trip to NYC. I was wondering what the best options for reducing roaming costs are. She has an openline iPhone 4 and an unlocked MiFi and her local telco is SMART.
I know for a fact that when roaming, you pay for even just the ringing of an incoming call, and that both local and international SMS will be very costly too (correct me if I'm wrong). So I suggested just keeping it in Airplane Mode during the waking hours of the Philippines, but keeping the Wi-Fi on and just trying her uck finding free wifi hotspots.
My plan for her is to look into prepaid cards, either for her iPhone or for her MiFi. I did some research vis this site: http://www.prepaidgsm.net/en/usa.html
. While very helpful, it doesn't answer many questions.
My question is, are there prepaid micro SIMs for iPhone 4 available in the US? If so, which carrier do you think is most economical for a balance of local calls and texts, as well as some international calls and texts?
I told her to bring the MiFi just in case its easy to find a 3G data-only prepaid SIM, and she can use that to email, surf, Skype and even FaceTime with me. Now, are there prepaid data-only SIMs similar to what Globe Tattoo and Smart Bro offer?
I know, so many questions I'm hoping someone who's recently gone to the US and done the prepaid thing can help me out.