Hi all - I will be in New York on business in a couple of weeks time staying for around a week. During this time I will need to make quite a number of "local" calls (land lines and cell phones in NY, NJ & PA). Using my German mobile for this will definately cost an arm and a leg, so can anyone tell me if it is possible to buy sim cards in the States like you can in most contries and just put it in my backup-cellphone? (It is tri-band so it should be able to cover the correct networks).
I will probably only be making/receiving calls within New York City though there is a slight chance I might be going down to Philly for a day.
If this is possible can you tell me how to get hold of one of these chips as I have never seen them advertised anywhere on previous visits (although it is possible that I just wasn't really looking for them as I have never had to make so many calls before and thus always used my usual phone and sim card).
Are there any Networks I should avoid? (High prices? Charges for incoming calls? etc..)
Suggestions/Info would be greatly appriciated!