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On US eBay I have gotten and there are Philippine SIM cards for texting available that will work in the US without needing to go to the P to get. Look for ones for OFW [=overseas philippine workers]. The one I use in California is free to receive SMS and 20 pesos to send. I recharge via aryty.com . Stays alive for 90 or 120 days after zero balance and works internationally.
Search eBay under cell phones "OFW"