New York City, the vibrant metropolis that never sleeps, is a dream destination for many European visitors. In this blog we will introduce the best US SIM card options for you as a European visitor to New York City to ensure you have seamless communication during your stay and more importantly, get around. E-SIM cards are now available and can be easily activated with an app, so that the SIM no longer has to be removed from the cell phone and replaced and you can start using it in just a few minutes.
- T-Mobile: T-Mobile offers excellent network coverage in the USA. Their eSIM plan gives you unlimited national calls, text messages and data at high speeds. T-Mobile often offers free roaming in Canada and Mexico, making it an attractive option for you as a traveler looking to explore other parts of North America. Price starts from $10 USD. Simply download the app ( click ), follow the instructions, select a plan and start using it.
- aloSIM: aloSim runs under AT&T, a US mobile phone provider, with reliable network coverage. Their plans give you unlimited calls, text messages, and generous data allowances. aloSIM is also available in German, making the already simple installation even easier to navigate. Prices start from $4.50 USD. Simply download the app ( click ), select your country, follow the instructions, select a plan and start using it.
- Airalo: Airalo is a pure data provider whose app ( click ) is also available in German. Their plans start from $4.50 USD. They offer different data allowances that allow you to choose a plan according to your internet usage needs.
- Visible: Verizon offers Visible, the largest network in the US, including rural areas. Their prepaid plans offer two plans at $25 USD and $45 USD, unlimited domestic calls, internet, hotspot and text messaging. You can find their app by clicking here
- Mint Mobile: Mint Mobile is a prepaid wireless provider that uses the T-Mobile network. They offer affordable plans with generous data allowances and unlimited calling and texting. Mint Mobile plans are contract-free, making them a flexible choice for you as a short-term visitor. You can test its use with your own device before purchasing. You can find the app by clicking here
- Make sure your phone is unlocked and compatible with US networks.
- Activate your SIM card before leaving the store or upon delivery.
- Make a note of the customer service hotline or online support if you need assistance.
- Keep an eye on your data usage to avoid exceeding your plan limits