Quoted from Pinballer73:
RotorDave what do you use for phone and internet whilst in the USA? Do you just take your NZ mobile and use whatever WiFi youcan find? Or do you use an American SIM in your phone? We are heading to the USA next month, would appreciate your advice.
I use my NZ Vodafone account while here. For $5 NZ bucks a day i can use my NZ monthly free allocation of 1000 texts, phone calls, and data.
And I use free wifi wherever possible to cut down on my Vodafone data use.
Free wifi is everywhere but it isn't in your rental car when you want to google map some address you want to head to ....
There seem to be a lot of prepay sim options available here but I have never used them.
Remember that the USA uses a different cell band than NZ/Aus. Most new cellphones are now 3 band or 4 band but not all.