Prepaid data plan for US visitor
by MCmalaBO - 7/1/12 6:18 PM
I would like to ask someone who has an overview of US prepaid plans. I'm European student staying here just for summer. That's why my english is not perfect. It's hard for me to get oriented in many things I have to manage and one of them is buying prepaid data plan. I have a unblocked HTC Sensation (from Czech Vodafone) and I would like to get a plan from some operator that operates nationwide. I need at least 2 GB data limit but the biggest problem I am facing is that I want to get a plan that allows me to use data both in my cell phone and in my laptop, using Wi-Fi hotspot function in my Sensation. In other words, I want to get a SIM for my phone with data plan that will be working both for browsing the internet in my phone and sharing data connection from it to my laptop via Wi-Fi hotspot function. I don't want to buy special devices like mobile hotspots, because it's too expensive for me. Besides, I want to be able to make phone calls and SMSs, but I don't care about the price for minute/message, because I'm not going to use it often.
Also, if you could briefly explain how to get the plan, I would be happy. I have an US address, so if i need to order something on the internet, it's no problem.
Can anyone give an advice to a student confused with all new things here? You know, everything is so different here than in Europe...
I've been in T-Mobile asking about 35 USD data plan (3.5 GB), but I've been told that I'd have to buy a special device. Also their special offer 30 USD plan with 100 minutes, unlimited text and somehow unlimited data is nothing for me, because as I understood, it does not allow to tether the internet to laptop.
Biggest problem is I don't want to pay a fortune for it, 40 dollars is maximum. OK, I could get everything I need with no problems, but for double amount than I want to pay for it.
Thank you all in advance.