Communication

Phones

Unless you live with a homestay family in Spokane, you will need to arrange for your own local and long distance telephone service.

If you are a new customer, you will pay an installment fee, as well as a deposit that is usually refunded when you stop your service.  There are several phone companies that provide long distance service, including AT&T, MCI, and Sprint.

Telephone Cards

Telephone cards are available that you can use to make calls from any phone to anywhere in the U.S. and the world.  That is perhaps the best way to call once you arrive in the U.S. before you get a regular phone or your own cell phone.

Cell Phones

There are numerous cell phone companies that do business in the United States.  Costs vary, but the monthly cost is usually about $60.

Applications can be made through each company listed below:

AT&T

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon