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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    need phone recommendation..need it for 2 weeks, what are the options

    Hi everyone..you would think I know the answer to this question, but I don't. I read all the posts, but don't pay attention to one's that I think don't involve me...my mistake...NOW that we need a phone not sure which way to go.
    Would like to rent one, but need advise from you the experts...
    HELP and advise please, cindy and rob

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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    The main reason we don't know is that I don't want one; I don't want to be bothered. I have my bleeping phone (with e-mail and texting) on 24/7 for work and one of the happiest moments of the trip is when I shut it off when boarding the airplane in Boston.

    Trouble brewin' in Paradise!

    PS - Post #800 for me!!
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    we have verizon wireless, had international calling turned on, no cost. it's cheaper than calling from the island when checking in at home, plus our kids can call us if needed. not many people have our number so we are not bothered while relaxing keeping the workers at balashi busy!

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    I always used to use my own phone (T-Mobile) in Aruba because I don't use that many minutes and most of the cell phone rental places would cost me more per week (because they give you alot of minutes) than if I just used my own phone.

    Well, I talked to Discount Cell and told them that I don't use that many minutes when I'm there for 17 days in Sept. and they worked with me to give me a plan that was do-able for both of us. Very nice people. They will also pick up and deliver the phone to your hotel.

    Contact Trees at:
    http://www.arubadiscountcell.com

    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/fast%20phones.html

    Aruba Fast Phones

    As Andrea said
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    http://arubafastphones.com/

    great rental agency
    great customer service
    great pricing

    andrea

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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone...amy, lisa, andrea, idtpt...I will do some investigating now.. We have at&t on cells, not verizon, so i will check them too ! thanks all, cindy

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    Senior Member sunworshipperII's Avatar
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    I have verizon, had it turned on to internatinal when my daughter went to the Bahamas in January, She only used it 5 or 6 times to call either myself or her sister while the calls werent bad the roaming charges were a killer. 140.00 so be careful








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    Senior Member arubamark's Avatar
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    Cindy please let me know what you find out with AT&T, we have them as well.

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    Rob,Don't call your neice.I had Verizon turn my phone international FREE BUT each minute was $1.99 and 3 weeks cost me over $400.00.I called and got a small credit for trying to call my VM which I couldn't get into.So is it worth that? I am trying to figure before April???She will be with us but Rick won't be so the good old red pay phone looks better.Judy

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    I rent with Fastphones. Bell Canada is either too expensive or won't work here. Plus, I don't want to ruin my phone from the sand, etc.

    $50 a week gets you a phone rental and approx. 84 minutes of talk time (local and long distance). Anyone can call you as incoming are free. You can purchase additional minutes for approx. $15 for one hour of talk time.

    We like the phone, not just for the obvious reasons, but our kids go out on their own at night and it gives them a way of keeping us informed of their wereabouts.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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