Going to the states and i would like unlimited text and data

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michele sobczuk

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Posted 2 months ago

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Goran, Mobile Master

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No unlimited data included but you can use easy roam at 7 dollars a day up to 100 dollars per billing cycle to use your current plan as per normal. Otherwise it's 5 dollars per 100 outgoing SMSs.

If you'll be gone for a while it would makeore sense to buy a local prepaid sim card for nearly unlimited data for quite a bit less than 100 dollars.
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We don't even got unlimited data in Canada. 
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I think you should change carrier just for the time your staying at the US. Take care 
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A plan from a carrier in the States would be cheaper as has been stated but if you're not into that easy roam is probably your best bet.

https://www.koodomobile.com/help/easy-roam
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http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.co...
This link can help with prepaid options in the US. If you go this route I would just get data and use a messenging app like WhatsApp for messenger.
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I think T-Mobile has some plans with unlimited data, but after 10GB the speed will drop down to 3G from LTE..
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The unlimited plans have only been a fairly recent thing.  Prior to those plans, it was as pricey as Canada
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Right now near as I can read T Mobile throttles you during busy times if you've used over 50 GB for the month. Cricket does so after 22Gb so YMMV
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When you are over 50GB.  And they claim it is throttled to the equivalent of streaming 480p
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If you are just using your cell on a data plan without heavy media streaming, those unlimited plans will do fine. Where these things blow up in your face is when you try to use cell as a substitute for land line and access email, etc from a laptop or home network. Those full-res web pages suck a lot more data than the mobile-optimized versions.

I have plenty of snowbird friends who have found this out the hard way. Add in a few Windows & app patches and some GPS map updates and 10 gig of "mystery" data that used to get a free ride on wifi suddenly becomes a factor.

Best to check out a month's worth of actual wifi usage if your provider tallies it and add it to your anticipated cell data use to get some real figures.

Also bear in mind, unless you have a US social security number, credit card and credit history with a US address, you will be limited to US prepaid plans.
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In the US they have a tethering (Mobile Hotspot) limit to their unlimited data.  With T-Mobile, after 14GB of tethering you get severely reduced to 2G speeds