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    Aruba in 4 days - Cell Phone / SIM card question

    Ok - very excited, but haven't had time to research much. I tried a search and didn't see anything recent.

    Can anyone give any updated information on getting a SIM card for use while in Aruba?

    I have an old iPhone 4S (ATT network) that I would like to bring - it isn't "unlocked or anything - it has a SIM card slot.

    Can I just purchase a SIM card in Aruba and pop it in? I'd like to make local calls, directions, email - but not much other than that.

    Thanks! Sorry for the short notice!

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    Can't help with your phone question since I ditch mine when I go to Aruba...... but a big welcome to the forum!

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    sorry, i do not think help you re: the iphone SIM
    if you stop at the digicel or setar kiosk outside of the luggage arrival room at the airport, one of the nice salespeople will help.


    i hope that you get some answers here. i am not real savvy (not in the least) re: iPhones and sim although i have a 6+ and this is my 3rd iPhone.

    welcome to the aruba.com community forum
    Quote Originally Posted by Ima90sJezus View Post
    Ok - very excited, but haven't had time to research much. I tried a search and didn't see anything recent.

    Can anyone give any updated information on getting a SIM card for use while in Aruba?

    I have an old iPhone 4S (ATT network) that I would like to bring - it isn't "unlocked or anything - it has a SIM card slot.

    Can I just purchase a SIM card in Aruba and pop it in? I'd like to make local calls, directions, email - but not much other than that.

    Thanks! Sorry for the short notice!

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    First of all Welcome to the forum! Yes you can. I Always get a Prepaid simcard at Digicel. Its about 20 dollar and you get some money on it as well. I don't know what internet will cost on a prepaid SIM card since im not using that only wifi.

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    You need to have an unlocked phone to use another carrier's SIM card.

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    Hi & welcome to the Aruba.com Community forum

    Call your carrier ASAP to get the phone unlocked. I know Sprint takes a few days to complete the process. then you can buy the SIM card in Aruba and they will help with the information you need. It actually costs less to call the US then it does to call places on the island. Crazy! I generally use email and/or the concierge to help with directions & reservations, etc.

    Good luck!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    My phone wasn't still active, but I called AT&T anyways. They were actually helpful. After a few minutes, they sent me the instructions to officially unlock it.

    Now I'm ready to purchase a SIM card after landing on Sunday.

    Thanks for all the info!

    -Ima

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    You're good to go now. There's a SETAR kiosk at the airport as you exit the luggage pick up - they'll have you up and running in minutes.

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