Well, T-Mobile is dropping prices again. Their SIM-only kit is now $5, right in line with what eBay sellers would charge for the same thing. So basically they're charging cost plus overhead to get you started with their prepaid service on any unlocked tri-band or quad-band GSM phone (iPhone anyone?). Cool beans.
Speaking of activation kits, if you're looking for one on AT&T or one for overseas, this blog's sponsor, BabbleBug, has both of 'em. ou can get Airvoice's GSM SIM for $8, with I'm-not-sure-how-much credit, AT&T's GoPhone SIM for $10 including $10 worth of credit (okay, $9.99, grr...) or Oxygen Wireless's GSM SIM kit for $4.99 with 50 minutes. They all run on the same (AT&T) network but hey, different strokes for different folks. There's also Roaming4Less, for overseas stuff, at $50 for a SIM. As an added bonus, you get $1 toward other BabbleBug purchases when you buy one of the AT&T-based SIMs, or $3 if you get the Roaming4Less SIM, handy when you need a refill.
So that was the "message from our sponsors", so to speak. I for one am glad the folks at BabbleBug have a product decent enough to recommend, and thus I recommend it :). To get it, just click on over to their site thorugh the sponsor banner to your right (you may have to scroll up or down to see it, but you know what I mean). Thanks for supporting this site, by the way!