You can also buy an inexpensive phone in the U.S. and pay as you go. The initial service is approximately $60 that allows you to receive calls from Canada and call anywhere in the U.S. If you visit the AT&T website they will tell you what is included in the services. You can also buy services for the U.S. from Canadian service providers like Rogers for an extra fee.
Hi Garth,This letter is in response to a question about cell phone use in the U.S. I have used an Apple iPhone (that was not tied to a Canadian service provider) in the U.S and purchased an AT&T chip so I could buy service in the U.S. as their service charges are much less than in Canada and you can easily add to the service over the phone with a credit card.