I have one word to say about mobile phones in the USA, ‘expensive’. Not just the phone itself, the monthly line rentals too. I really thought contracts were expensive in the UK, but they have trumped that by some margin out here. They don’t even have unlimited data plan for prepaid out here.
I decided a prepaid SIM from AT&T was the way forward and borrowed my friend’s phone. There’s no chance I could get a contract anyway, because I have no credit history out here.
3G signal is pretty good over here so you get decent coverage, and there are plenty of free WIFI to hook up at public places like Starbucks.