A few years ago when I was in a proto-survivalist & off-the-grid phase I saw an article about buying a box of cheap phones from a phone wholesaler and a messload of SIM cards from another company. Both on Amazon so take that for what it is worth.
You could buy a phone for <$10USD if you bought ten of them and you could buy the SIM cards for about the same price. The caveat was service limits of 100 minutes 100MB 100 texts or something.
I thought about doing it to cut my person expenses
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