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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnyda View Post
    Card cutter worked - I have a worldwide sim I am using to test. My VZ phone is now picking up an AT&T signal. I should be fine when I get to Aruba.


    OK - back from Aruba.

    I was able to use my iPhone 4s on the Setar Network.

    At the airport I picked up a $40 Sim Card. I Cut the Sim to the right size. (In the main Setar office they have micro sims - I did not bother since I had the cutter).

    I inserted the card and entered the pin 0000.

    I activated a 2 week 1 GB data plan.

    I had to change the APN under the "Cellular Data Settings: to internet.setar.aw with no username or password. (without this it wouldnt work and they didnt tell me this at the airport store - did my own research.)

    I had no problem reaching the 3G network from everywhere on the Island. Was able to make local calls and US calls. I used about 400mb of data in 9 days with average to heavy usage. I saved the card for next trip!
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
    Aruba New Years 2017-18 12/28/17 - 1/3/18 (18th Trip)


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    Thanks for the info! Was it more expensive to get the micro sd? Also what was the total cost?

    Steve


    Quote Originally Posted by Shnyda View Post
    OK - back from Aruba.

    I was able to use my iPhone 4s on the Setar Network.

    At the airport I picked up a $40 Sim Card. I Cut the Sim to the right size. (In the main Setar office they have micro sims - I did not bother since I had the cutter).

    I inserted the card and entered the pin 0000.

    I activated a 2 week 1 GB data plan.

    I had to change the APN under the "Cellular Data Settings: to internet.setar.aw with no username or password. (without this it wouldnt work and they didnt tell me this at the airport store - did my own research.)

    I had no problem reaching the 3G network from everywhere on the Island. Was able to make local calls and US calls. I used about 400mb of data in 9 days with average to heavy usage. I saved the card for next trip!

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    thanks
    good to hear that the SIM and the iphone 4s worked.

    you are back already?? that trip came and went.
    please give us a trip story when you get a minute!!!

    QUOTE=Shnyda;228256]OK - back from Aruba.

    I was able to use my iPhone 4s on the Setar Network.

    At the airport I picked up a $40 Sim Card. I Cut the Sim to the right size. (In the main Setar office they have micro sims - I did not bother since I had the cutter).

    I inserted the card and entered the pin 0000.

    I activated a 2 week 1 GB data plan.

    I had to change the APN under the "Cellular Data Settings: to internet.setar.aw with no username or password. (without this it wouldnt work and they didnt tell me this at the airport store - did my own research.)

    I had no problem reaching the 3G network from everywhere on the Island. Was able to make local calls and US calls. I used about 400mb of data in 9 days with average to heavy usage. I saved the card for next trip![/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbatjc View Post
    Thanks for the info! Was it more expensive to get the micro sd? Also what was the total cost?

    Steve


    Total cost $40 for 1GB for 2weeks and 20 mins of calling the US. I used only 10 mins of calling. Mainly needed the data... I have multiple other ways of calling on the Island.

    I went to the main Setar office in Palm Beach - but the lines were ridiculous - so I didnt bother and just used the cutter. I am not sure if there is a difference in price for a micro vs a regular. I doubt there should be... they are the same chip - just less plastic.
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    Andrea - trip flew by. 9 days come and gone!

    Now the countdown to New Year's begins... I will throw together a quick trip report ASAP!
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
    Aruba New Years 2017-18 12/28/17 - 1/3/18 (18th Trip)


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    One sidenote regarding the 4s. With the Setar Sim card, you can use your phone as a hotspot. This allows you to use your other devices (IPad, PC, etc), to connect to the Internet using your phone.
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    First visited Aruba in 1972

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    Did they allow VOIP to be used? Some providers block or forbid it. $35 is not bad. I have an old card from Feb 2011, likely expired by now. Will check when I get to the airport.

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    I did not try VOIP... I mainly was using it for email and web use. I assume Skype, etc would have worked. But not sure.
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
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