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While Penn State Beaver does not promote a specific carrier, we are able to provide you with a list of options in the area. 

While you're on campus, it's important for people to be able to contact you any time of the day or night. While Penn State Beaver faculty and staff rely primarily on email to connect with students, there will be times when we may need to contact you very quickly. Having a local phone number can be a great help in assisting communication between you and others.

Many international students have found that prepaid cell phones work well for their needs. The main advantage of prepaid cell phones is the combination of freedom and control they offer. With a prepaid cell phone, you're not locked into a yearly plan with a set number of minutes per month during specific calling times, additional charges if you exceed the limit, and/or a costly fee if you break the contract.

You're free to talk whenever you want and as long as you want until you run out of minutes. You don't have to pay a monthly bill and, when your minutes are gone, you simply add more. Some phones even permit you to add text messaging. 

Here are links to some of the prepaid cell phone options available in the area. Many of these phones can be purchased online. Please be sure to read the information carefully, then choose the phone that best suits your personal needs.