I was exploring options so that I can call, or text the USA while in Aruba since we will be traveling over the holidays. T-Mobile offers free text messaging, free data, and free WiFi calling for USA customers while in Aruba and another 100+ countries.
A call without WiFi is 20 cents a minute, both incoming or out going. I just called T-Mobile to confirm and my current plan fits the above.
I do plan to unplug in Aruba, but my wife and I will want to call family on Christmas, and maybe New Years.
No need for us to purchase a Sim card on the island.
I was also reading on this site about GPS service, maps etc. It will be interesting to try google maps on my phone in Aruba. Presently my phone works just like my old garmin device but with free live traffic updates. More info is below: