USA-based phone solutions for non-residents?
May 11, 2012 9:03 AM Subscribe
Non-American who occasionally travels to America wants a Southern California phone number (Los Angeles area) that has data and that my friends can text to. My phone works on all USA carriers. What's the cheapest permanent
solution? A web-based (or other non-cell) solution is also welcome as long as people can text to the number.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy to technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I travel to California multiple times a year. Each visit, I get a new phone number by buying a new sim for my phone. This has proved a pain in the ass and I'd like to get one more permanent.
The reason I've cancelled it in the past is that I'm usually only there for two weeks at q time and there are three or four months between visits (the cards expire after 90 days of non-use).
I once met a Torontonian who had a Boston-based phone number because it was the cheapest plan he could find and included unlimited long distance for North America so it made no diff to him.
I do have a 310 Google number, but people can't text to it so it's essentially useless.