I had a friend visiting the US from overseas and when he arrived he bought what was referred to as a throw-away phone. It was fairly inexpensive and I think he just picked it up at WalMart or somewhere similar.
I have checked into international calling with my cell phone and it's ridiculously expensive so I am looking at alternatives. Has anyone heard of or purchased something like this that can tell me the specifics
how much to purchase?
brand name (so I can google it for more info)
can you add on extra time or do you need to buy another phone?
where can I find one?
I haven't been able to find such a thing in Canada, just the long distance cards, but if you use them from a payphone (which are increasingly hard to find) then you often get dinged with a service charge which eats through the minutes pretty quick. Also, it would be great to be able to receive incoming calls.