I meant "phone purchased from T-Mobile." Some devices they don't sell are 
blocked from using the prepaid data service.

Mike

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Hogue 
Melanie
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:33 PM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Availability of data-enabled temporary SIM cards

My phone is an "unlocked" Blackberry and it works with the T-Mobile SIM card 
set up for prepaid service. I do normally use EDGE with wi-fi however - even 
though my BB can use GSM. I'm not sure how I am connecting when I buy the daily 
data pass.
 
If he puts a different SIM card in, wouldn't his phone technically be a 
T-Mobile phone?
 
Melanie Amy Hogue
Manager of Online Resources & Reports
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library
423-757-5114

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From: Code for Libraries on behalf of KREYCHE, MICHAEL
Sent: Thu 12/8/2011 11:13 AM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Availability of data-enabled temporary SIM cards



Based on past experience with T-Mobile I would check this out before buying it. 
I'm not sure the data will work on a non-T-Mobile phone. And if it does work on 
your own phone you might only get EDGE speed.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of 
Dhanushka Samarakoon
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 10:07 AM
To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Availability of data-enabled temporary SIM cards

This is the best non-contract data plan I have seen so far.
5GB for $30 on T-mobile
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tmobile-30-Wireless-Airtime-Card/15443357

A SIM card should be around $7

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:45 AM, Kåre Fiedler Christiansen <
k...@statsbiblioteket.dk> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Sorry for being semi-off-topic, but obviously you're the right bunch of
> people to know this...
>
> We're a bunch of Danes visiting the Code4Lib conference in Seattle. But
> the prospect of a full week being offline on my trusted Android phone is
> scary. And the price of international data roaming is simply scary.
>
> So I was wondering if any US carriers are selling data-enabled SIM cards,
> at a price that would be reasonable for a week's usage, and which are also
> available for visiting tourists?
>
> Any input welcome. Thanks.
>
> Best,
>   Kåre
>

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