I phoned T-mobile to ask about getting sim and going on pay-by-the-day plan. I told the girl upfront I was in Canada. Was offered $0.99 Microsim to my address. I agreed, then the rep realized she should not ship to Canada. She suggested I ship to my destination address. I agreed, then the rep realized she could not accept a Canadian credit card. She suggested an American Card, I agreed. Then she realized she could probably not ship if the billing address was still in Canada. Doh!
So is ebay my only option? Price is around $6-$8, and involves the risk of ebay. I'm told if I go to kiosk when I land the sim will cost something like $25. Sure would love to get that $0.99 sim, any ideas?
Sometimes ordering with AMEX card works using US destination address as billing address. Apparently address verification is not that accurate with AMEX
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If you need to activate service, just buy a $10 prepaid activation kit at a T-Mobile store at your destination.
If you have an account already and just want a microSIM for it, pop into a store. I got microSIMs for both of my prepaid accounts on T-Mobile while I was in Philadelphia in June. The store rep waived the charges.
GSM: SaskTel Canada (postpaid voice + data), Rogers Canada (postpaid data), T-Mobile US, AT&T US, Red Pocket Mobile US, Orange UK, 3 UK, Swisscom Mobile Switzerland, tele.ring Austria, airBalticcard (Estonia)
CDMA: PagePlus US
GSM phones: iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, Nokia Nuron (AWS 3G), Otech F1 (quad-SIM 2G GSM), Nokia E63, Sony-Ericsson K610i, Sony-Ericsson Z310i. All unlocked.
sim card cutters can be gotten for a couple bucks.