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Dear Friends,

I wanted to inquire if buying pre paid sim card AT&T IN INDIA is better than buying it in U.S. This way, i can get it activated the time i land here..

Please answer anyone.. :unsure:


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Dear Friends,

I wanted to inquire if buying pre paid sim card AT&T IN INDIA is better than buying it in U.S. This way, i can get it activated the time i land here..

Please answer anyone.. :unsure:

What do you intend to do with the SIM card? If you are planning on using the SIM card in the US, it is going to be very very very expensive as you will be paying roaming charges.

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he/she stated buying ATT in India. So that its activated while in india for US use. basically, someone selling ATT US cards in India - this is probably going to be illegal.

if oyu want to do this, ask someone in US to gift you a simcard - text messagaes are still pretty cheap for roaming so u could get by with that possibly.


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I wouldn't recommend it either. We have prepaid phones here that are inexpensive and plans that are inexpensive as well. Not many phones and companies here are GSM capable and you might find it difficult to use the sim card, even though AT&T here can use them. I work for a cell phone company as well and let me tell you, when you buy those things as well as used phones online, you run a huge risk of them not being able to activate them for use. It's possible if you buy a sim card there, the unique identifier for the sim card could have been blocked from the phone companies system and you won't be able to use it. Saving the money isn't worth it unless you have some way to verify before you purchase that the card is good and will work when you get here.

For any of you who live in a MetroPCS area, for $50 a month you can have completely unlimited services including unlimited international calling. It's a prepaid service so there won't be hidden charges or surprises on your bill. Look them up.


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I wouldn't recommend it either. We have prepaid phones here that are inexpensive and plans that are inexpensive as well. Not many phones and companies here are GSM capable and you might find it difficult to use the sim card, even though AT&T here can use them. I work for a cell phone company as well and let me tell you, when you buy those things as well as used phones online, you run a huge risk of them not being able to activate them for use. It's possible if you buy a sim card there, the unique identifier for the sim card could have been blocked from the phone companies system and you won't be able to use it. Saving the money isn't worth it unless you have some way to verify before you purchase that the card is good and will work when you get here.

For any of you who live in a MetroPCS area, for $50 a month you can have completely unlimited services including unlimited international calling. It's a prepaid service so there won't be hidden charges or surprises on your bill. Look them up.

Thanks a ton! :dance:


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Packet 4 Received -30-08-2009

Medical Interview - 05-09-2009

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I-797C-Case transferred to CSC-29-01-2010

EAD Approved- 8-02-2010

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GC production ordered-05-05-2010, after 4months, 22 days!!!!!!!!

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GOT PERMANENT GC ON 26TH NOV, 2012

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You won't need it. I have a Motorolla Razor that is unlocked, so when I am go to India I would just buy one Airtel Card, I have friends also who have done the same thing since they are on ATT, they would just replaced their sim Cards. However some of the latest phones have Dual Sim Card features as such you don't even need to remove the existing sim card you just add the new one to it.

SO i wouldn't suggest buying a Sim Card there with the intention of using it here, there are various plan here and specially Metro PCS that are a much cheaper alternative.


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