I am going to be spending two months on the road in the USA very soon. For most of that time it looks like I will be away from my wife and daughter and would like a cell phone in order to be able to stay in touch. While it may be possible to borrow one I am wondering what other options are out there. Here in the UK I can pick up a cheap mobile phone for $30 and a SIM card for $10. The call rates would not be the best, but it would be usable and mine and with no binding contract. It would be pay as you go. Are such options open to users in the USA? I don't believe they used to be but wondered if there had been any change. Now, I know of special services that will give very cheap long distance calls so it will probably also allow me to stay in touch with people in my church here. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.