Banks and Phones

We cannot endorse any specific banks and phone companies, but here are some located within walking distance of RISD.

Banks

Citizens Bank

63 Westminster Street

Providence RI 02903

(401) 456-7010

120 Waterman St. Unit 1

Providence RI 02906

(401) 456-7050

Bank of America

Kennedy Plaza
100 Westminster St STE 1050
Providence, RI 02903

(401) 228-0128

Chase

234 Thayer St
Providence, RI 02906

(401) 824-0706

Santander

One Financial Plaza

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 752-1900

212 Thayer Street

Providence, RI 02906

(401) 351-2768

TD Bank

180 Westminster Street

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 455-2900

Phones

AT&T

1 Providence Pl

Providence, RI 02903-1739

(401) 270-4903

Sprint

1 Providence Pl

Providence, RI 02903-1739

(401) 437-8899

T-Mobile

1 Providence Pl

Providence, RI 02903-1739

(401) 383-3112

Verizon

1 Providence Pl

Providence, RI 02903-1739

(401) 270-4330

To decide what bank and phone company might be best for you, some general questions you can ask are:

 

Banks:

What are your international wire transfer fees?

What are your ATM fees?

Do you have a lot of ATMs available?

Are the checking and savings accounts free?

Do you have student accounts that offer discounts?

 

Phones:

Can I use my phone from home with a SIM card?

Do I need to pay to start a plan?

What are the best options for me in regards to price and minutes?

Do I have to sign a contract?  If so, how much does it cost if I break the contract?

CampusSIMs

Along with your acceptance materials, you will be receiving a CampusSIMs SIM card. Learn more here: https://campussims.com/.

International Stores

Below is a directory of international markets, groceries & bakeries around the greater Providence area, shared with us by our friends at URI:

Contact Us:

(Tel) 401.277.4957

(Fax) 401.454.6605

Email Inquiries:

oiss@risd.edu

Location:

210 Benefit Street, Room 304

Providence, RI 02903

Mailing Address:

RISD OISS

2 College Street

Providence, RI 02903

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