We (2 adults and 2 kids) are spending two and a half weeks on holiday in New York and then Florida, end of July, start of August with a fly/drive package. We haven't booked any accommodation in Florida as yet (though we will book the first few nights whilst still in NY) and will to some extent want to book a couple of nights ahead as we go on. Also my wife and older daughter are likely to want to do some shopping in NY which won't necessarily appeal to me and younger son.
My query is about using our mobile (cell) phones in the US. Both my wife and I have triband phones, unlocked to any networks. I have read plenty of horror stories about the cost of using a UK mobile (cell) phone in the US so want to avoid that trap.
BUT, what if I was to buy US Pay as You Go SIM cards (off ebay) and use those in our phones. As we would only be phoning within the US, either to hotels or the other mobile (cell), is this as simple as it sounds and therefore much less costly than using a UK SIM card and UK mobile number.
Anyone with any similar experiences, or knowledge of if this works, your advice would be much appreciated along with any recommendations for which service provider to use.