How to Use Cell Phones in the U.S.

When you first arrive in the United States as an immigrant, you probably won’t be able to buy a traditional cell phone plan because you won’t have a credit history yet.

However, you can still buy a cell phone, and the recommendation is to buy a cell phone that is pre-paid. These pre-paid cell phones come at great rates and cost as little as 10 cents per minute, and some have offers as low as $3 for unlimited calling in the U.S. for an entire day. USAFIS is an immigration service for people who want to move to the United States to live.

When using your cell phone in the United States, you will have to pay for both outgoing and incoming calls on some plans. However, there are some companies who offer free weekend packages and free nights. A pre-paid phone has many benefits over a regular cell phone plan, including no monthly fees, no paying for minutes that you don’t use, and no penalties for ending your contract early.

Yes, the price per minute is higher with a pre-paid cell phone, but it’s worth it to have a cell phone as you look for a job and home in the United States. Contact USAFIS today if you would like information and assistance on moving to America.


Major Cell Phone Companies

The major cell phone providers in the U.S. are AT&T, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Sprint-Nextel, and T-mobile. When you look for a provider, make sure you can get phone service and reception in your home and areas where you will spend most of your time. Also, be sure to notice if a cell phone provider offers good customer service, resolves issues quickly, and has special offers.

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