Will be travelling to the US a bit and trying to determine the least expensive way to get my unlocked iPhone online.
My provider (Rogers) has a standard US data roaming rate of $30/mb but also offers travel add-on packs that you can buy for 30 days of usage:
Add on packs are:
- 10mb for $30 ($3/mb)
- 25mb for $50 ($2/mb)
- 75mb for $60 ($0.80/mb)
Alternate carrier options I know of so far:
AT&T GoPhone prepaid service - $20 for 100mb, but you have to be careful not to tell them you are using their prepaid service with an iPhone and you need to muck with APN settings -- walkthrough one, walkthrough two.
T-Mobile's Unlimited $1/day Sidekick data plan - not sure if this is still offered. Caveats are that T-Mobile will only work on EDGE with iPhone and you need alternate APN settings as well as possibly needing a (paid) proxy to use it
Curious if there are other options out there - I guess it's limited to AT&T and T-Mobile since those are the only compatible (or semi-compatible for T-Mobile) networks in the US...
Here's a wiki dedicated to prepaid data roaming, however it doesn't have much information on US (yet)