Buying Pre-paid tourist card in advance and activating it much later?


    I'm planning on buying the $30 pre-paid tourist SIM card around now (December) but I wouldn't want to activate it until February since that's when my trip to the US starts. (I do have a US card and address to mail it to). Reading the fine print, it says that the SIM card comes already activated.


    Does this mean that if I buy the SIM card now, even if I don't touch it until I arrive mid-Feb, it would already have started its 3 weeks? Should I hold off till much closer to my trip or would it be OK to buy it in advance and wait till I arrive to activate it?



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