Mobile Internet and Calling on Mobile Phone in New York
Mobile internet and calling on mobile phone in New York (using your iPhone or iPad for instance) can be very expensive. Mobile providers in the United Kingdom tend to charge high prices for both calling from and receiving calls on your mobile, in the United States. Not to mention the costs of using your data or mobile internet. Consequently, some providers offer certain bundles that allow you to use a limited amount of data whilst abroad for a certain amount of days. This does tend to prevent you from spending more than you’d want, however, can still soon add up. If you’re planning on using your mobile phone often whilst you are in New York, I suggest that you consider purchasing an American prepaid SIM-card.
In New York City there are many places where you can use free Wi-Fi. Even the old public phone booths have been turned in to WiFi spots. This is, of course, the cheapest way to stay online and in touch during your visit to the city. You can post your photos, updates and selfies from many places without having to worry about the huge data charges. Most subway stations, cafe’s and even some parks offer a free WiFi connection. You can take a look at this New York map which contains an overview of where you can find all the free Wi-Fi hotspots in New York.