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Roaming vs. Local SIM for Indians visiting the Bay area

So either you get roaming activated for 10 or 30 days on your Indian phone number like so (for post paid users):


Or you walk into a 7-Eleven and get prepaid SIM cards like one of these:








I choose T-mobile Nano SIM (Number 4 above) for my MOTO G5s plus.Worked without any issue.No ID Card or Passport was required to be submitted when purchasing or activating the SIMThe sign up process involves you:visiting a websiteselecting the current option (Bring your own phone)punching in the SIM card number of the SIM you chose selecting if you need a new phone number or reuse an existing one (I am guessing its for the times when you want to resuse a number you had gotten assigned from the last time you used the same card) - I chose "Assign a new number" - it asked me for the PIN Code of the area I would spent most of my time in Finally - email address, DOB and password for setting up an account - you coul…