You can go to Radio Shack and many drug stores, or WalMart, wherever, and get a cheap phone (fuggedaboud cameras built in, etc.) and a prepaid phone card. You do NOT want to sign up with the ripoff ATT, Verizon, etc. "plans". You get ripped off when they give you a "free" phone in exchange for signing your life away for two years. You want to buy a card that has prepaid minutes. That will cost you $20 every few months. Do NOT be a typical idiot user. Don't glue it to your ear and don't text.