1. wvy's Avatar
    Hi,

    Soon i will visit NYC for 7 days :o

    I have a simmlock-free iPhone and i buy a AT&T Pay As You Go card on ebay to use during my visit.
    I still have to activate the card on the AT&T website.

    My question is, would it be possible to surf the internet with this PAYG-card or is it to expensive?

    What is the best option to call, send & reicive message and surf the internet with this card?

    Will this card stay active even when i don't use it for months? I will visiting the US sometime later this year and it would be great to still have use of this card.

    Thanks for your help en season greetings from Belgium

    Bill
    12-29-2009 03:38 AM
  2. wvy's Avatar
    Nobody with a answer?

    thanks
    01-05-2010 03:21 AM
  3. geeanywhere's Avatar
    No you can't. Only calls as far as I learned. I used my iphone in hong kong recently and everything was locked except calls.. I might be wrong but you should call the AT&T customer service to verify. Sorry no one else is helping...
    01-05-2010 12:03 PM
  4. whmurray's Avatar
    Hi,

    Soon i will visit NYC for 7 days :o

    I have a simmlock-free iPhone and i buy a AT&T Pay As You Go card on ebay to use during my visit.
    I still have to activate the card on the AT&T website.

    My question is, would it be possible to surf the internet with this PAYG-card or is it to expensive?

    What is the best option to call, send & reicive message and surf the internet with this card?

    Will this card stay active even when i don't use it for months? I will visiting the US sometime later this year and it would be great to still have use of this card.

    Thanks for your help en season greetings from Belgium

    Bill
    Hmmm. I used a pay as you go card on my iPhone for a year. I live near NYC and visit there frequently. I did have data.

    However, my card was purchased direct from AT&T, specifically for the iPhone, and included a data plan.

    To protect themselves from unrecoverable international toll charges, AT&T restricts, by default, international calling. You have to call customer service to enalble it.

    While the value is associated with the SIM, it is really stored in the network. I have no reason to believe that it would go away but I used mine too fast to know with confidence.

    About the worst thing that can happen to you is that you have to go into an AT&T Store. There are dozens in the City but there are also many franchise stores who cannot help you. Not like Brussels where one can buy SIMs at the kiosk.

    Hope this is helpful.
    01-05-2010 01:03 PM
  5. flyingember's Avatar
    I do not believe at&t will sell a pay as you go card with internet service anymore. the best way to get an answer is to go into a store as mentioned

    your best bet is to use wifi.
    01-08-2010 10:43 AM
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