Should I Rent or Buy?
Most of our customers actually prefer the convenience of owning a GSM phone over renting one. You can enjoy the convenience of owning a brand new cellular phone that works in over 200 countries, including the US, for just a few dollars more than renting a phone, and it's yours to keep. You can share this phone with family, friends, co-workers or anyone you know who needs a cell phone while traveling abroad. If you plan on taking other trips overseas, you will save money buying rather than renting a cell phone, since a purchase usually pays for itself by the second trip. With one of our prepaid United States SIM cards, this is also a great solution for having an extra cell phone, a "starter" phone (great for youngsters) or an emergency phone. As with all prepaid SIM cards, there are no bills to pay nor contracts to sign. You only pay for the phone when it is being used.
We offer a wide assortment of GSM cell phones for purchase and you can use any of our GSM phones in conjunction with the SIM cards we offer. However, for added convenience and savings we have created special package deals featuring select cell phones bundled with the different SIM cards we offer. These packages are highly popular with our customers and your new GSM cell phone will also work in the US with one of the carriers using the GSM system, including our T-Mobile prepaid US SIM card.
Finally, we do offer some nice incentives for purchasing a phone and SIM card package deal. In addition to the attractive bundle price, we offer free FedEx Ground shipping with every special or deluxe package deal. That's a $25 savings over the standard two-day shipping required of rentals.
If you are going on a short trip and or you or any of your family members don't plan on traveling overseas again in the next couple of years, you may find that the package deals are more than you need. In this case, you should probably go with a rental package.