Cell Phone: Purchase a SIM Card (Chip) in the United States.

If you
are not interested in signing a contract with a mobile company, a great way to
connect with your family and friends while abroad and to avoid international
roaming from your wireless provider, is to purchase a SIM Card and keep
using your current mobile phone with a pre-paid plan.

purchasing a SIM Card make sure that you have the following:

1)    Tri or Quad band mobile Phone (most of
phones GSM network today qualifies)

2)    Unlocked phone (phones that can be used
in any network)

Where can you purchase a SIM Card? 

It is
very likely that you can purchase a SIM Card at the international airport at
your country or at the airport in the United States. You can find a SIM Card at
some stores or at a vending machine.

If you
decide to purchase the SIM Card in the United States airport, make sure that the
provider offers short-term plans and that a two-year wireless contract is not required.


You Can
Purchase a SIM Card online

have available several options for international students studying in the
United States:


Get endless talk, text, and high-speed data—plus add up to four
additional lines for $30/line per month. Go unlimited for $50/month.

If you plan to buy a T-Mobile SIM card, check for compatibility before
adding the SIM.

For more information, visit the website.

Ultra Mobile

Ultra Mobile is a
mobile virtual network operator which sells low-cost prepaid mobile phone
services with unlimited international calling and text plans, operating on
T-Mobile’s cellular network in the United States. They offer unlimited calling
to 75 countries, and access to over 200 countriesWhich includes Brazil.

This wireless provide offers monthly plan. The plans cost between $19- $29

 For more
information, visit the website.


If you prefer to purchase the SIM Card in Brazil, the EasySim4U offers a
flexible option that goes from 5 to 30 days

Unlimited voice and data 4G/LTE in the United States and much more.

For more
information, visit the website.

At Amazon

You can find many options of pre-paid kits on Amazon.com

For more
information, visit the website.

AT&T offers a SIM kit.

Compatible with most
smartphones, this AT&T Prepaid SIM kit provides convenient access to the AT&T
mobile network without an annual contract. 

Plans $65 per month. Check the
website for deals.

For more information, visit the website.


to buy a SIM Card in Champaign Urbana?

You can purchase a SIM Card at the following

Mobile (on Campus)

509 E Green St #1, Champaign, IL 61820

Visit the Store Website    


Mobile Solutions

616 East Green Street Suite F, Champaign, IL 61820 (On Campus)

Mon-Sat: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

(217) 607-5048

Visit the Store Website



Address: 2117 N Prospect
Ave, Champaign, IL 61822

Phone: (217) 352-8883

Visit the Store Website 

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