This was our first year using the internet on our stay. Our previous trips were totally unplugged. There are pros and cons to both. We keep our phones off, but did take one with us on our off-road adventure just in case we had an emergency.
Jon preferred to stay unplugged, only checking his tablet for fantasy football line up changes. I liked being able to access facebook to check in on friends and family. It was easier to communicate with our friends who on the island at the same time, using facebook messenger in the mornings to plan when and where to meet up.
I think we will continue to bring tablets and use wifi in the room. It was nice to look up restaurant information, or excursion confirmation emails with information. And the best part for me was documenting my trip report each day and getting feedback from my forum friends here. Not to mention, I have gone back and read it a few times since we have been back just to put me back in that Aruba frame of mind!