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    Phone Calling Cards

    Problem: Two groups leaving same day about an hour and half apart. First group will arrive, get car, and drop off luggage at hotel and drive back to airport and pick up group number two. We are renting from Amigo, and plan is for group one to pick up group two at their lot. Once we land, we have no way to communicate since we won't get our rental phones until later when they get dropped off at hotel. If all goes well, we just meet up, but if there are delays, we need a point to contact or to leave messages. I was thinking about calling cards to the US where we could each leave messages on voice mails in an emergency. Can you buy these at the airport? Rather get one I know will work in Aruba by buying it there. Or, should I just buy one here? Or use the credit card pay phones (hear these can be costly).

    3 Days!!!!!!!

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    when 1st group arrives at the aruba airport check later flight arrival times then using the monitors or ask one of the airport personnel to check for you or direct you to an arrival monitor.

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    agreed, just are looking for way to communicate if needed and cards seemed like a cheap plan. Thanks!

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    i do not know if the calling cards bought in the usa work in aruba.
    you could buy one at the setar desk outside of the luggage room at the airport.

    but if you are getting cell phone rentals there probably is no need.

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    Like Andrea said, you will have the advantage of the monitors at the airport.

    As long as the two phones are activated for international calling, turn off your data plan, and call cell phone to cell phone with your U.S. cells.

    If anything it would be a brief phone call. Say, $1.99 per minute per party, is probably the least hectic way to handle it.

    Or even cheaper, send a text between phones.

    Keep in mind that hour and a half difference may not be nearly as long if you get to baggage claim and have to wait, say 30 minutes for your luggage. No joke, in the past, at times, especially if there is a passing rain shower, we have had to wait up to 40 minutes for our luggage to come up on the carousel.

    You may want to have just one person from Party one go get the car, have one of the boys bring the luggage out in a cart, load the vehicle and drop off the luggage at the Tam. Then go back and pick up the rest of your party.

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    >>> "credit card pay phones (hear these can be costly)"
    ----- The ones in Aruba can be very very costly.

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