Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Do I need to get a cell phone during my stay in Monterey?

We do not recommend purchasing a cell phone during your stay in Monterey. Area codes and cell phone plans differ around the U.S. It is best to wait until you arrive at your host institution to set up a cell phone account. For more detailed information about the telephone system in the United States, please look at pages 61-63 of your Foreign Fellows Handbook.