A vast majority of students have found it much easier to purchase a mobile phone and plan after they have arrived to SUNY Potsdam. Many times the mobile phone from home does not work (wrong SIM card, wrong frequency, not unlocked, incompatible with the mobile networks in our area). The only two mobile carriers that work in our area are Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Walmart also carries phones and plans that work in our area as well. There will be time during orientation week for you to purchase a mobile phone if you wish.