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    Question texting while in aruba

    calling all techno wizards!
    can't for the life of me remember if i could text while in aruba last year
    i have verizon with int'l activated
    my questions are:
    1) texting between aruba & the us - can i? and how badly will it put me in the poor house
    2) texting with others on aruba - i'll be there in may for a wedding & will need to text like mad to coordinate meet-ups, etc.
    any insight would be greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmheartsaruba View Post
    calling all techno wizards!
    can't for the life of me remember if i could text while in aruba last year
    i have verizon with int'l activated
    my questions are:
    1) texting between aruba & the us - can i? and how badly will it put me in the poor house
    2) texting with others on aruba - i'll be there in may for a wedding & will need to text like mad to coordinate meet-ups, etc.
    any insight would be greatly appreciated
    I have AT&T and had no problem last year texting to the mainland or my wife during the day when she was on the beach and I was at the casino.

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    Has anyone tried Sprint?

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    there will be roaming charges for that on regard contact you provider before you start texting
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    I will let you know soon my bill should be coming in....I texted while in aruba.








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    thanks sunworshipper!

    it would be a good reference point
    i did e-mail verizon with specific questions - when they reply, i'll post any relevant info...

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    ok just checked my cell phone bill.....the 8 text messages I sent were 4.00...the roaming charges for the phone calls were 96.00.....ughhhhhh oh well had to talk to the kids while in aruba a few times. not as bad as last year when we took the kids and they were using the phones








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    it's 50c per text and $1.99 per min (talk) with Verizon. They also have an international email and data plan for $50 per month.

    Just a side note, if you have a Droid phone, you can get the mobile Skype application, subscribe to wifi Aruba ($35 per week) and can use Skype to call/text for free.
    Quote Originally Posted by rmheartsaruba View Post
    calling all techno wizards!
    can't for the life of me remember if i could text while in aruba last year
    i have verizon with int'l activated
    my questions are:
    1) texting between aruba & the us - can i? and how badly will it put me in the poor house
    2) texting with others on aruba - i'll be there in may for a wedding & will need to text like mad to coordinate meet-ups, etc.
    any insight would be greatly appreciated
    Last edited by BostonAK; 02-21-2010 at 01:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunworshipperII View Post
    ok just checked my cell phone bill.....the 8 text messages I sent were 4.00...the roaming charges for the phone calls were 96.00.....ughhhhhh oh well had to talk to the kids while in aruba a few times. not as bad as last year when we took the kids and they were using the phones
    Ouch! I guess I'll leave the cell phone at home!

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    Wow -- I wouldn't have thought the texts would be so pricey... Good to know in advance!

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