The best option when getting started with Solana is to purchase Solana at an exchange and then send it to your wallet.
If you’re in the USA, you can purchase SOL at Coinbase (referral link) or FTX.US (referral Link) and send it over to your Phantom wallet. This should take only a few minutes after setting up an account.
Non referral links:
In This Example I Will Be Using Coinbase
1. Once you have your Coinbase account setup, navigate to the blue “Buy” button in the top right corner.
2. Select the Solana Coin and make sure you have the correct Card/Bank Selected for purchase.
3. Enter your desired amount and click “Preview buy”. If everything looks correct proceed and click “Buy now”.
Now that you have successfully bought Solana let’s transfer it to your phantom wallet.
1. Make your way over to the Send/Recieve button.
2. Now go to your phantom wallet and press on the wallet address to copy it. Paste the wallet address into the top “To” box.
3. Enter the amount you want to send to your phantom wallet and click continue. The confirm and click send.
4. Now check your phantom wallet! Your Sol should be there instantly. If it’s not showing right away give chrome a refresh and check again!