In last few years, some of the
service providers in US have come up with service
plans for students coming to US. You can choose from
different plans to suit your needs. They also give
you a cell phone for an extra charge.
When you come to US, and do not
have a good credit history, you may not get a phone
service immediately. So it might be a good idea if
you want to be 'in touch' with friends and family as
soon as you land there.
- Make sure it is a reputed service provider
like Verizon, Cingular, AT&T and T-Mobile and
provides service in Richmond area. Ask your
seniors if you have doubts.
- Make sure the service plan you choose gives
you same number of minutes as the service plans
bought in US including 'night and weekend'
- Find out the duration of contract. When you
sign up for the service, you will have to sign a
contract for one or two years. In US, generally
the duration of contract is two years.