Cellular Phones/Cell Phone plans


Hi. I'm a Canadian traveling occasionally to Miami for my work. When my wife comes along I'd like her to have an affordable plan. I've got a couple of spare smartphones including one originally from T-Mobile so I'm not worried about the technology. I scanned your answers regarding plans but didn't see my specific question. What plan would you recommend for a 1-week stay in Miami? I once had a T-Mobile monthly plan but it expired after 3 months and I would like to avoid the $50 activation fee. Can you buy $10 sims or something like that? She needs voice, data (for GPS) maybe LD.
Many thanks.

Verizon has a really good US and Canada plan and so does ATT where you can travel between the two countries without roaming charges and can call to Canada also. T mobile is probably the worst carrier for this type of thing but the other large carriers would be a better deal in the long run if you go back and forth. Hope this helps.  

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