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Sim card with no data - just calling usa mobiles (not voip)

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Sim card with no data - just calling usa mobiles (not voip)

My folks will be heading to oahu for 2 weeks and want a sim card they can put into their mobile phones to call each other while they are there. Don't want data or voip since they're not tech savy to use this. Is there something basic like this that i can buy online before they go? Or something they can buy when they get there?

I've had a look at mrsimcard.com and it'll cost around $75us (inc shipping) on the cheapest plan for both of them in total, but this seems really expensive and it includes data they won't use.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Sim card with no data - just calling usa mobiles (not voip)

Have a look at simcorner.com.au

We have used them on our last couple of trips & had no problem with them. Ordered online & received prior to leaving, so that as soon as you arrive, change sims & you're ready to go.

www.simcorner.com/shop/usa.html

Another option is when you arrive, at Ala Moana Center, go to the T-Mobile store & they have a US$30 International Tourist Plan which is valid for 3 weeks.

https:/…prepaid-international-tourist-plan

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2. Re: Sim card with no data - just calling usa mobiles (not voip)

Thanks, looks like the $30 tourist plan might be a good one to go with.

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3. Re: Sim card with no data - just calling usa mobiles (not voip)

Have they checked with their local provider? We normally agree with simCorner being great however on our last trip in November Telstra included a pretty good deal that we utilised instead which was automatically included in our normal plan.

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4. Re: Sim card with no data - just calling usa mobiles (not voip)

Yes, checked. With vodafone, so would be $5 / day so about $70 for whole trip each. Better off with a local sim in that case.

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