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Mark, your bestbet is to wait until 60 days before you go and ask THEN because the picture keeps changing.
$100 for a thousand minutes may be great--but other carriers will give you unlimited voice, text, and data for $45/month and if you only need two months and would like data in that...You see how it changes?
There are only two major GSM carriers in the US, AT&T and T-Mobile. TMob has much better offerings for prepaid and no-contract phones. Assuming you will be staying on the coast, the coverage from most of the carriers is very similar.
MetroPCS and Straight Talk are among the "no plan" carriers who offer great deals, but you'll have to buy a phone to go with them, and some of those are cheap enough to make it worthwhile.
Again, the game keeps changing. What is best now, may not be in the fall.