As a student who wants to study English in the Philippines, having your own local mobile phone is necessary for communication for your new friends and to keep in touch with your family abroad. Cebu is also a modern city who loves technology and gadgets. But if you plan to stay here temporarily, it is ideal to buy a cheap phone just to call and to send SMS.
In the Philippines, there are still many practical mobile phones for sale which function is just to simply call and send text message. These practical mobile phones are rather cheap and easy to use. These cheap phones are not only for temporary users but permanent residents also use this. It is common to see locals having two mobile phones – one main phone, usually a high-end one and one cheap mobile phone mostly for SUN CELLULAR. (As I mentioned in my other post, SUN CELLULAR has the cheapest rate – free text and free call to SUN to SUN numbers that is why it is relatively cheaper to have SUN mobile phone). You can save a lot if use SUN CELLLULAR since most people use SUN CELLULAR, every time you send text or call them, it’s free.
One popular practical phone is Nokia (picture above). I personally use this for my SUN number. The battery lasts really long and the casing is very sturdy. I personally use this. I dropped this phone many times and it still works just the same. This is not a colored-screened phone, no Wi-Fi, nothing else grand but this will serve the purpose if straightforward communication. The price is only 900 pesos around 22 USD only. Also, just in case you lose this mobile phone, it does not hurt you wallet much!
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