Making calls and surfing the Internet in the USA: the best offers for calls, text messages and the Internet

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If you are planning or leaving for a trip to the USA and want to know the best offers to call Spain and surf the internet once you arrive in the United States. In this guide you will find all the information to avoid spending a fortune on phone calls and internet once you arrive in the States.

For a little less than a year for trips to Europe, roaming is no longer a problem, since it was abolished by the European community, but for the United States if you do not buy a package for phone calls and internet with your mobile carrier, or if you don't buy one US prepaid SIM card, it can become a very important expense of the trip



Now we will reveal all the ways to save both on calls to and from Spain and for using the internet for navigation and various social networks (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram, ...). To save you need packages that include calls and / or internet. Therefore, we only offer operators that offer this.

Use Spanish SIM in the USA

TIM offers for the USA

In our opinion, the TIM offer is by far the best, because it has the longest duration, a good price and a good availability of minutes for calls, sms and GB for the internet.

Tim Traveling Pass: cost € 20 - duration 30 days

The Tim Traveling Pass is one of the best offers to surf the internet and make phone calls to and from the USA. The offer includes:

500 minutes (250 dialed calls and 250 received calls)
500 SMS
10GB of internet



It can be activated in various ways. The offer starts from the first phone call, text message or US internet browsing. It has a duration of 30 days, so it also includes long trips, and if minutes, text messages or GB end first, it can be reactivated even before the expiry date.

TIM offers for the USA

 

Vodafone offers for the USA

The telephone company Vodafone also offers interesting offers for those who have to travel to the United States. For the USA destination there are 2 packages: Travel Mondo and Smart Passport +. Each package has a different number of minutes, sms or GB available.

Travel World: cost € 24,99 - duration 10 days

Travel Mondo is a very interesting offer. Having a duration of 10 days, it can cover trips and holidays even slightly longer than a week. The offer includes:

200 minutes (100 dialed calls and 100 received calls)

10 SMS
10 GB of internet

It can be activated in various ways. The offer starts from the first phone call, text message or internet browsing in the USA.

Smart Passport +: cost € 3 - duration 1 day

Smart Passport + is an interesting offer, because it allows you to pay only on the days you use it. The offer includes daily:

60 minutes (30 dialed calls and 30 received calls)
60 SMS
500MB of internet


It can be activated in various ways. The offer begins on the first call, SMS or connection of the day and ends at 23:59 Spanish time on that day.

Vodafone offers for the USA

 


Wind offers for the USA

Le 3 offers of Wind are not in our opinion the best, but if you already have Wind as an operator they can also be fine. To make the portability to other operators you would spend money and time.

Travel Weekly: cost € 9,99 - duration 7 days

The cost is not high and the duration covers most of the trips to the United States. For example, a trip to New York never lasts more than 7 days. But 500MB for internet browsing might be a bit short.

200 minutes (100 dialed calls and 100 received calls)
60 SMS
600MB of internet

The offer has an activation cost of € 2 and can be activated in various ways. The offer starts on the first call, SMS or internet connection.

Travel Daily: cost € 6 - duration 1 day

The Travel Daily offer allows you to pay only on the days you use it, but it is quite expensive, 6 € per 1 day. The offer includes daily:

30 minutes (15 dialed calls and 15 received calls)
30 SMS
100MB of internet

Giga Travel Weekly: cost € 10 - duration 7 days


This offer includes only 1 GB of internet, so if you have to make or receive calls it is not the ideal solution.

Wind offers for the USA

 

Offers of the Three for the USA

Company 3 proposes two offers to phone and surf in the USA: World Pass and Internet Pass.


World Pass: cost € 5 - duration 7 days

The cost of the offer is not high, however, there is to be added a connection fee of 30 cents for each call made and received, and for each internet session made. The offer includes:

500 minutes between calls made and received
500 MB of internet

Internet Pass: cost € 5 - duration 4 days

This offer includes only 100MB of internet, so if you have to make or receive calls it is not the ideal solution.

Offers of the Three for the USA

 

Attention: the offers of the various operators may be different for reasons of error or changed from the time of our publication. It is advisable to visit the official websites of the various operators.

 

Purchase and use a US prepaid SIM

If you have an operator that does not offer offers and packages for calls, sms and for internet browsing in the USA, an alternative choice may be thepurchase of a US prepaid SIM.

The best SIMs are there T-Mobile USA SIM Card and AT&T USA SIM Card that offer unlimited calls, messages and internet. There are various types of cards, based on the duration. Recall that the calls are only within the US, not to spain.

SIMs can be purchased both on arrival in various phone shops or you can order them easily and conveniently on Amazon. Before purchasing, read the various details to see if it is suitable for your mobile phone, and the delivery and activation methods.

Buy a T-Mobile USA sim

 

Buy an AT&T USA sim

 

Call and internet costs in the USA (without offers)

To check how much you can save with the various offers offered by the various telephone operators, we present the basic roaming rates in the USA for phone calls, sms and internet.

Costs for calls, sms and internet Vodafone Tim wind
Calls made from USA to Spain € 0,05 / min € 2 / min € 2 / min
Calls made from USA to USA € 0,05 / min € 2 / min € 2 / min
Calls made from USA to World € 1,50 / min € 3 / min € 3 / min
Calls received in the USA € 0,10 / min € 1,50 / min € 1 / min
Send sms 0,05€ 0,50€ 0,50€
Receive sms Free Free Free
Surf the internet for every MB consumed € 0,10 / MB € 10 / MB € 12,5 / MB

The cheapest without offers is undoubtedly Vodafone. If we consider Wind and Tim without offers only for 1GB of internet, we would spend € 10.000. From this it is immediately clear that it is very important to fix the telephony speech before leaving.

Please note: US roaming rates may differ due to errors or have changed since our publication. It is advisable to visit the official websites of the various operators.

Tips for calling and surfing in the USA

Le Best Deals for making calls and surfing the Internet in the USA are those proposed by Tim and Vodafone, and specifically for the first operator the Tim in viaggio Pass and for the second the Travel Mondo.

If you have other operators and you don't want to spend a fortune on your trip to the US or have to do it portability to Tim or Vodafone long enough before your trip, or you can buy a US SIM card.

make phone calls to Spain with your mobile phone, just prefix the number with the prefix +39 or 0039. For the internet browsing with Spanish SIM, see the configuration of the smartphone on the websites of the various telephone operators.

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