Rental cars are comparatively cheap in the USA (they drive on the right side of the road) and it is normal for all cars to be automatic. All the major car rental companies have offices at the airport – Avis, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz and then you can always use Hotwire.
There is often free free wireless internet access available in many locations (McDonalds and Starbucks as well as possibly your hotel) so you can stay in touch with the rest of the world. But don’t forget that the US has 110 volts and different plugs for electrical appliances. So bring your adapter.
CELL PHONES: Most other countries in the world use GSM technology, and most American carriers do not. However T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, and so if you can roam you can use this network. However cell phone reception is very poor at the show site, no matter what carrier you have.
T-mobile does offer a very good tourist plan which may be useful
For only $30 USD, the T-Mobile Tourist Plan connects you like a local for 3 weeks and includes:
- Unlimited data, with up to 2GB at 4G LTE speed.
- Unlimited domestic and international texting to 140+ countries & destinations.
- 1,000 minutes of domestic talk within the U.S.
- Free SIM card for your unlocked phone.
If you have any questions about anything related to being a foreign visitor please feel free to contact International Visitor co-coordinator – Lesley Hiltz