In mid-June I will depart with a youth symphony orchestra as a chaperone for a 2 week trip to China. Until recently, it never occurred to me to bring my own cell phone. I have a tablet and figured I could Skype if absolutely needed. Apparently, it's expected that all chaperones will be reachable by cell phone. My phone is a dumb, 6 year old phone. It cannot be "unlocked".
So I'm looking an affordable solution which will offer decent service. Hoping to select and buy an unlocked phone, a well as an appropriate SIM for China. Smart internet features not required. Can anyone please send advice? I would prefer to purchase phone and SIM (prepaid time?) here in the US, so as not to make the group wait while I deal with this upon arrival in China.
Thanks everyone. Hope to read you soon.