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Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

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Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

Our family is visiting USA for a month and my husband and I want to get a couple of cheap mobile phones to use on the trip, basically just to call/text each other when we are in separate places. So probably just a handfull of phone calls each.

Is it true you can't buy a sim card on its own if you are a tourist, that you have to buy a phone plus sim?

Where would we buy these from in Manhattan?

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1. Re: Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

That used to be true but it isn't any more.

If you want to buy a cheap phone, go to any Duane Reade or Radio Shack store; there any many in the city.

If you just want a SIM, you can go to an AT&T, Radio Shack, or T-Mobile store.

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2. Re: Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

For a SIM, your phone needs to be unlocked and need to figure out whether it's on a frequency that will work here.

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3. Re: Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

Hi there

We are visiting at Xmas for a month also. If you've been - how did u go ????

Any pointers for us. ???

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4. Re: Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

We were in US in 2011 and we just went into an AT & T store and they actually gave us a sim card. We signed up for a $30 a month plan (with no contract) and that gave us heaps of calling and texting. Then we just cancelled the plan when we returned to Aus.

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5. Re: Where in Manhattan to buy cheap prepaid cell /mobile phones?

If you also need an Internet on your phone you could just buy a SIM from T-Mobile (add 3$ a day unlimited Internet) and put it in your phone. These guys sell unlocked/used smartphones locally in New York: unlocked-phone-nyc.com

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