1. teduzzo5's Avatar
    Hi everybody! First of all please excuse my bad English.
    I'm Italian and I'm going to move to Boston (MA). I have a nokia lumia 920 (it's unlock because I have bought just the phone without any sim card and other things and it works with any carriers in Europe).
    I was wondering if I can use it with Lycamobile. Why Lycamobile? Because I need the cheapest plan in the US so I saw the $16 plan. I do NOT need internet because where I will live I have free wifi access.
    Do you think it will work? And are there other cheapest plan/carrier that I can use with my device? I was told I cannot use Verizon..

    Thanks in advance!
    01-27-2014 08:29 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    AT&T is who I use. Are you looking to go contract free?
    01-27-2014 09:05 AM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    We have two GSM providers in the U.S. AT&T and T-Mobile. Both AT&T and T-Mobile have numerous MVNO's. Lycamobile uses the T-Mobile network. Here's a list of all the MVNO's in the U.S. and which carrier they use: List of United States mobile virtual network operators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In the U.S. AT&T has better coverage than T-Mobile. Also if you wanted to add internet/data in the future, the frequencies on your phone would be better off with AT&T.

    I would recommend you go with either a SIM card from AT&T or a MVNO of AT&T.
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    01-27-2014 09:12 AM
  4. teduzzo5's Avatar
    Thanks For Your answers. I'm looking for a prepaid sim card. Initially I was attracted by the at and t pay as you go but then I found out I must pay to receive call (it looks unbelievable for me!!!). So..do you recommend me at and t? Which at and t MNVO is cheaper? Because there are so many MNVOs!! As I said I don't need data/internet. I just need a fex minute (perhaps 100) and some texts.

    Thanks
    01-27-2014 09:37 AM
  5. radmanvr's Avatar
    Italian guy coming to the US and he is going to Boston. Not to stereotype but that just happened.
    01-27-2014 10:26 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Thanks For Your answers. I'm looking for a prepaid sim card. Initially I was attracted by the at and t pay as you go but then I found out I must pay to receive call (it looks unbelievable for me!!!). So..do you recommend me at and t? Which at and t MNVO is cheaper? Because there are so many MNVOs!! As I said I don't need data/internet. I just need a fex minute (perhaps 100) and some texts.

    Thanks
    Maybe something like this: Red Pocket $19.99 30 Day Refill - Unlimited Plan Refills
    or maybe one of these: https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/pageC...p?page=planMin


    You could certainly try Lycamobile and if it works well for you, then keep it. If it doesn't work well for you, just switch after 30 days.
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    01-27-2014 10:49 AM
  7. teduzzo5's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer. Yes, I think that I should try Lycamobile and if it doesn't work switch keeping my number (Is it possible in the US?)
    I have just a few questions about the $10 plan in h20 you link me (https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/pageC...p?page=planMin).
    If I buy it I will pay $10 to get 100 minutes. But if I text someone..do I need to buy extra money or they just charge a text as a one minute call? I mean..could I use my $10 as I want or I can only do call?
    Another thing, in Italy I use Whatsapp messenger to text and I think (I use more or less 3mb each month so I will pay more or less 30cent). Can I use it?

    Thanks in advance
    01-27-2014 12:54 PM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer. Yes, I think that I should try Lycamobile and if it doesn't work switch keeping my number (Is it possible in the US?)
    I have just a few questions about the $10 plan in h20 you link me (https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/pageC...p?page=planMin).
    If I buy it I will pay $10 to get 100 minutes. But if I text someone..do I need to buy extra money or they just charge a text as a one minute call? I mean..could I use my $10 as I want or I can only do call?
    Another thing, in Italy I use Whatsapp messenger to text and I think (I use more or less 3mb each month so I will pay more or less 30cent). Can I use it?

    Thanks in advance
    You can ask about transferring your U.S. number, most of the time you can. I am not sure if it's more restrictive on Pay As You Go.

    I've never used H2Owireless Pay As You Go. I see their SIM cards and recharge cards in BestBuy stores, which is a popular electronic store in the states. I see they have a live chat on their website and that would be the best place to get specific answers.

    How long are you planning on being in the states?

    Good luck to you!
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    01-28-2014 07:56 AM
  9. teduzzo5's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer, I'll ask them! I'm planning to stay in the US for two years because I'm doing a double degree which lasts two years :)
    01-28-2014 02:09 PM
  10. ajj3085's Avatar
    Thanks For Your answers. I'm looking for a prepaid sim card. Initially I was attracted by the at and t pay as you go but then I found out I must pay to receive call (it looks unbelievable for me!!!). So..do you recommend me at and t? Which at and t MNVO is cheaper? Because there are so many MNVOs!! As I said I don't need data/internet. I just need a fex minute (perhaps 100) and some texts.
    Paying to receive calls is the norm in the USA. The logic is that you're using wireless bandwidth whether you initiated the call or not.
    01-28-2014 08:46 PM

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