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    Help!! Verizon iPhone

    Can't help planning in my mind for my Aruba trip in March!! It's been 6 yrs since my last visit. Not sure the best way to use my iPhone 6 while in Aruba. Any suggestions for the most cost effective way. Will be making one call each day but possibly several texts. Thanks!!!

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    put your phone on AIRPLANE MODE while in Aruba
    turn ON wifi

    make Skype or Facetime calls

    use What's APP for texting
    or send texts using Facebook messaging

    or stop at the SETAR or DIGICEL kiosk, purchase a sim card, (have the nice clerk install it and dont lose your verizon sim card)
    and you will have X amount of data and calls depending on what you purchase


    in aruba, my husband and i used our Iphones 6+
    with free wifi
    and texted and face timed with our son, dil and grand children before they arrived.
    i facetimed with my dog sitter and cat sitter.

    it was easy.

    cross it off your worry list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronacathy View Post
    Can't help planning in my mind for my Aruba trip in March!! It's been 6 yrs since my last visit. Not sure the best way to use my iPhone 6 while in Aruba. Any suggestions for the most cost effective way. Will be making one call each day but possibly several texts. Thanks!!!

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    I turn everything wireless on my IPhone off and use it strictly as a camera.

    communicate via whats app

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    FaceTime, iMessage or Facebook messenger all via wifi

    ETA - we use the Facebook messenger phone calling - the quality is really good for wifi calling.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Before you leave, contact Verizon about their $10/day international plan. It's a pay as you go plan. It is $10 per device for 24 hours that let's you use you regular plan with them. On our 11 day stay we only used it once and only had a single $10 charge. The rest of the time we used airplane mode and wifi at our resort. It was nice to know we had the Verizon international plan available if we needed it, but no charge if we didnt. I was able to use texting over wifi in airplane mode with no additional charges.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    When you are on Wi-Fi: If both have Facebook Messenger installed, you can make free international phone calls and video calls from Aruba.

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    Wow! Thanks everyone! One more concern checked off my list. You people on this forum are wonderful!! So glad to be back.

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