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    Country codes

    I know a lot has changed with things with cellphones with GSM or CDSM or whatever it is. I thought I read you now do 1+ 297 etc. do we not use say for a call to Aruba, the country code anymore, which is 011? Would it be +1-297 or 011-297?

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    Aruba stills uses the country code. 011-297-then the local #. Calling from Aruba it's 001.

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    calling TO aruba is 011 - 297 -xxx-xxxx

    calling from Aruba to the USA is 001- (then the area code xxx) xxx-xxxx

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz - Aruba Lover View Post
    Aruba stills uses the country code. 011-297-then the local #. Calling from Aruba it's 001.

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    Calling from your verizon phone to Aruba while in Aruba...don't use any country codes, lol.

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    thanks, now that i found i can take my home phone with me to make calls, i was curious. free to usa and 44 cents to aruba whether home or in aruba. if you have comcast home phone, its so so cheap.

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    your home phone is VOIP? (internet calling)
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    thanks, now that i found i can take my home phone with me to make calls, i was curious. free to usa and 44 cents to aruba whether home or in aruba. if you have comcast home phone, its so so cheap.

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    LOL, I don't know what VOIP is but yes to the internet part. I have the comcast/xfinity app on my ipad. its sort of like facetime only you can call anyone. its like you were in your own home calling so if i call someone from aruba to home, i don't need the USA country code or anything. However she did give me the cost of calls for say Aruba, etc. If I were to be in Aruba and let's say called a restaurant, i would need to use the country code & area code. The cost would be 44cts a minute. alot cheaper than Verizon. Now I can not receive calls because I don't have a cellphone that works with the new GSM or whatever. But if i had a smartphone, all I would have to do is forward my home phone to my cellphone and i could receive calls. Its called Voice To Go by Xfinity. The cost let's say for making a call while in Italy to someone in Italy would be 8 cents. It would be zero to call home.

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    Gaby, it's time to step up to a smart phone. While in Aruba last month I used wi-fi calling and as long as I had a wi-fi connection, incoming and outgoing calls were free. No SIM cards, no MIO, just a wi-fi signal. I found free wi-fi all over the place. Your smart phone will auto detect a wi-fi signal if you are within range. A lot of places are getting it on the island now, and for places that have a "locked" signal, everyone I asked gave me the password.

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