When you decide to buy a phone, you need to think about the type of phone and phone plan you’ll need. There are many options available, so do your research!
Try not to buy an expensive phone. Many companies will give you an expensive phone for less money if you sign a 2-year contract. DO NOT DO THIS! It is very expensive to get out of this type of contract and will cost you hundreds of dollars.
Selecting a plan that gives you a set amount of minutes is what you should be looking for.
This is called a no-contract/pre-paid cell phone plan.
Walmart is a great place to shop for phones and they offer affordable plans that you can also share with friends or roommates.