Travel Tips from Abroad TO here? Regarding Credit Card and Cellphone
my parents will come to the US for the first time in about three weeks. Their trip length will be around 3 weeks, with stops at the east coast.
We set them up for good hotels and have their schedules done, however two issues remain:
- They need some form of credit/debit card (they don't have this concept at home)
- They need some form of communication (in case they get lost etc)
I thought prepaid credit cards might be pretty fitting (I would gladly pay for those), did anyone experience problems with those? Or does anyone has some other suggestions? Are they secured in case they get robbed (they are in NYC after all ). Of course they would still carry some cash (50-100$) around.
Regarding the cell phones: Both my parents own an iPhone, with my mum having the latest Iphone 6S. I am therefore confident that both do have reception here. However, I am also not used to this system here myself and was wondering if there is some prepaid SIM card which I can buy (and register on my name, if necessary), that I can just give them. It would be best if they can do the occasional google maps and phonecall. After their trip I can either trash or send the SIM back. Does anyone has any experiences with that?
I would be very happy about any tips you might have!