Thanks Andrea, I found the digicel Aruba website but couldn't get a handle on just buying a phone from them. Maybe I can't read what they are saying. I did think about the facetime thing, which is available on our Ipad. The Skype is what I'm more interested in because the person just needs a computer, right, doesn't have to be anything in particular. I would feel better with a cellphone, one we can buy like you did, and just top off when we go. We are planning on being there twice a year for about three weeks each time so it would be economical and I would like a cellphone for those just in case moments.
We are planning our next trip for Thanksgiving time but plan on staying three weeks. So if anybody happens by a Digicel while in Aruba between now & sometime before then and can find out what buying a cheap basic phone would cost, would definitely appreciate the info.
I think I'd like to do what Andrea did, buy a cheap phone just to have and top it off when we go. Otherwise, most times with the kids (checking on our animals really), its all about texting, lol. they never answer the phone but always answer a text.