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SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Sydney, Australia
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235 posts
110 reviews
SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Hi All

Can anyone let me know if there is a place to purchase pre-paid SIM cards in the arrival area at Honolulu International airport?

I know that these can be purchased from a number of places once in downtown Waikiki and others, but will need one at the airport for iPhone. Primarily for navigation on iPhone to hotel and other locations.

Thanks in advance :)

Edina, Minnesota
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92 posts
1. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

How about having one shipped to you at home so you have data when the plane hits the tarmac?

Highly recommend Mrsimcard.com. Have used him throughout the Caribbean and latin america without a hitch.

http://www.mrsimcard.com/iphone.html

btw I'd recommend the AT&T mobility sims for your needs

Edited: 15 May 2014, 12:32
Corona del Mar...
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for San Diego, Orange County, California
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2. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Best Buy has a kiosk at HNL, but I doubt they'd have sim cards. Here are some old topics.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60982-i38-k569673…

tripadvisor.com/…39578374

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60982-i38-k535715…

Sydney, Australia
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235 posts
110 reviews
3. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Thanks for that. Leaving shortly, so probably don't have time for a sim crd to be posted from USA to me, so was hoping for one at the airport- thanks for the suggestion anyway.

Sydney, Australia
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235 posts
110 reviews
4. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Thanks for that scottca075

Edina, Minnesota
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5. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

ah, sorry that option won't work. mrsimcard will ship to your hotel it that's any consolation at this point. obviously doesn't help with getting there.

Sydney, Australia
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146 posts
79 reviews
6. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

I just arrived this morning and there are no kiosks selling prepaid phone sims at the arrival terminal of HNL. You're better off purchasing the sim from an ABC store around your hotel or at Ala Moana shopping centre.

Sydney, Australia
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235 posts
110 reviews
7. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Thanks for that. for the ones from the ABC stores, what network are they with?

Sydney, Australia
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146 posts
79 reviews
8. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

AT&T and T-Mobile

Sydney, Australia
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146 posts
79 reviews
9. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Lots of public places and hotels have free WIFI as well

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
235 posts
110 reviews
10. Re: SIM card purchase at Honolulu Airport arrivals

Thanks for the quick feedback- really appreciate it.