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USA SmartStart Silver Prepaid SIM Card
Your most economical choice for a prepaid SIM card for use in the USA

Looking for an inexpensive USA based SIM card to use in your unlocked GSM phone? Only the SmartStart Silver gives you everything you need to get started with great GSM coverage throughout the United States.

 A local US phone number in the area of your choice
 International direct-dial numbers from other countries can be added to your SIM card,click for details
 Starter airtime credit to get you started (about 10 minutes)
 Voicemail, SMS messaging, Caller ID, Call Waiting and 3 Way-Calling
 No contract, credit check or activation charges
 No monthly fees
 Call, email or purchase reloads online to add additional time
 Free SIM available when 1,000 minute/one year reload is purchased for just $199

When the $199 reload is purchased

  Rates Per Minute
 All Calls (within the USA)19¢
 SIM Validity Extended For 365 Days
 Reload Includes 1000 Minutes

When the $100 reload is purchased

  Rates Per Minute
 All Calls (within the USA)25¢
 SIM Validity Extended For 90 Days
 Reload Includes 400 Minutes

When the $40 reload is purchased

  Rates Per Minute
 All Calls (within the USA)30¢
 SIM Validity Extended For 90 Days
 Reload Includes 130 Minutes

SMS Rates (Incoming/Outgoing)

  Per Message
 Within The USA and Canada$0.20
 International Number $0.35
  Ordering/Activation Instructions
 To order your new USA-SmartStart Prepaid SIM please call 1-800-872-7626 x0 from the USA, or 1-703-222-7161 x110 from outside of the USA and tell us the following things in your phone call:

1. What is your 1st and 2nd choice for a mobile number area code?

2. Which two major cities are closest to your requested area code?

3. What is your US zip/postal code?

If you order the above SIM through the web site we will need to speak with you by phone or in your payment email to get the above questions answered before we can prepare your SIM for shipment.

After your SIM arrives:
  • Your SIM card will arrive activated and ready to be used
  • Put the SmartStart SIM Card into the cell phone*
  • Be sure that the battery is charged and turn on your phone
  • Enter the PIN (if prompted)
  • Start calling**

We will send you a fully activated SIM card(s) with an assigned mobile number. All you have to do is tell us your preferred city and we will do all the up front activation and account set up work for you.

If you would like to make it easier for callers from overseas to reach you from overseas, our International Virtual Telephone Numbers service gives you a overseas number that callers all over the world can dial to reach you more easily.  For more information click here.

  Service Life


Your TIM International SIM Card for Italy will be valid for one year from activation without any additional charges or usage requirements beyond the initial SIM card cost and a $29 activation fee.  As long as you use at least $60 of airtime per year your SIM card will never expire.  It is possible to extend the service life of your SIM card even in years when you do not travel, please call us for additional information.  If you have not used a minimum of $60 of airtime over the course of one year and no other arrangements have been made, your TIM International SIM Card for Italy will expire and your phone number will be recycled.
  Data Capabilities



The TIM International SIM Card for Italy is GPRS enabled.  This feature is provided for free and will allow you to use the data services of your unlocked device.

If you use a PDA, Smartphone or Pocket PC running on Windows Mobile (or an equivalent open operating system on Exchange Server), you can simply insert the TIM International SIM Card for Italy into your device, and enter (lower case) in the APN field of your connection settings.  GPRS Data rates are as follows:

Within Italy:    $0.005 per KB (billing increment 10 kb)

Within Europe:  $0.015 per KB (billing increment 10 kb)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you invoice the SIM Card service?
Whenever you use your SIM card, we bill your credit card once a month any airtime usage and data transport charges incurred from the previous month.  Any additional usage charges will be billed on subsequent invoices.

Do I have to pay something when I don’t travel?
No, there is absolutely no monthly or any other fee.  Keep the SIM card until your next trip to Europe, and you only pay for your usage.  Nothing else.


Wondering if you can use your Quadband
Tmobile or AT&T phone on your trip to Italy?

Watch this quick video to learn how
to have your GSM Phone unlocked.

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