thanks for all your answers, i really appreciate this, i have iphone 5s, sold in Czech, but my retail seller doesnt know if it is unlocked or not, can i check by myself? and is in US possible to connect through my iphone with my mac (personall hotspot)?
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
This package should work well for you, it's prepaid, no contract and you can pick them up at any Walmart or purchase them by phone or internet. You don't have to get a phone with a sim card, but you can if you would like. You won't need anymore than this, it runs off of the Verizon (and others) network, so you get coverage pretty much anywhere (except in normal no coverage areas that you can't avoid).
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
Straight Talk has been a great option for me personally. You are able to buy a sim card if need, at least in my location you can so I'm sure any Walmart location would work. It is $45 for unlimited "everything". I have looked around at different cell phone plans and in my conclusion, prepaid straight talk will be worth it. Besides if you are traveling around the USA most likely you will easily find a Walmart anywhere if you were ever to require assistance. Hopefully this could be of a help. Also, straight talk offers service if anyone were to travel internationally for $60.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
mcmatak, I'll give you my opinion on what to check and things to do if you plan to use your own phone with Straight Talk when you are in the U.S.
1. Your phone can't be locked down to a specific carrier (I'm not sure what your country has as protocol for locking cell phones). Make sure it's unlocked or you know for sure it can be unlocked.
2. Check to see if your phone supports the 850 and 1900Mhz GSM bands.
3. Yes, you will need to separately purchase a SIM card kit from Straight Talk. The SIM card is currently selling for $3.99 at Walmart. It is probably best to choose the Straight Talk AT&T SIM card as it generally will have better coverage compared to T-Mobile (AT&T and T-Mobile are the only GSM networks used in the U.S.).
4. Yes, you will also need to purchase this plan/service which will provide 30-days of service. If you need more than 30-days, you will have to spend another $45 as 30-days will be the smallest increment of service available for purchase.
5. If you phone can't be unlocked ...or it isn't capable of using the 850 and 1900Mhz GSM bands, you can always purchase an inexpensive Straight Talk phone using either GSM or CDMA just to use for the month that you're here. A Straight Talk CDMA phone will not need a separate SIM card purchased and if choosing one that uses the Verizon network, will have excellent coverage in the continental U.S. and Hawaii (it will not have coverage in Alaska, however) as Verizon is considered by most to have the best coverage in the U.S. (excluding Alaska).
There is a very inexpensive but feature packed CDMA smartphone using Verizon that Walmart/Straight Talk is currently selling for $29.88 (U.S. dollars). It will not need to have a separate SIM card purchased and can essentially be "thrown away" after you are finished using it because it's so inexpensive. If you purchase this phone, your total cost for the month (30-days) that you are in the U.S. will be $29.88 + $45 = $74.88 plus tax for the 30-days. However, you'd want to have your own camera as this phone only has a 3 MP camera with no auto-focus or LED flash. To see the phone, go here (copy-and-paste):