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    For those frequent visitors to Aruba

    I have an idea for all those that visit the island over and over again and are renting a cell phone. You know that you can actually buy a phone and use it when you return. I have a simple Nokia phone I purchased from Setar it works wonderful. When I return all I have to do is add minutes to the phone. I have the same number and everything every time I go. If you buy a basic phone too the price isnt all that expensive. If you have any questions drop me a message.

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    yes dushi
    we too have bought an aruba/setar cell phone

    bought it in 2004 and have never regretted the purchase

    the phone itself was about $60 or $70

    we add about $25 worth of setar minues and that gives us about 2.5 call hrs to the usa or about 1.75 hrs for local aruba calls

    incoming calls are free

    caution though, your saved minutes expire about 7 or 8 weeks from installing them.

    phone and or phone minutes purchase can be made at the setar kiosk at the airport

    andrea
    Quote Originally Posted by DushiHeidi View Post
    I have an idea for all those that visit the island over and over again and are renting a cell phone. You know that you can actually buy a phone and use it when you return. I have a simple Nokia phone I purchased from Setar it works wonderful. When I return all I have to do is add minutes to the phone. I have the same number and everything every time I go. If you buy a basic phone too the price isnt all that expensive. If you have any questions drop me a message.

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    Senior Member Liz - Aruba Lover's Avatar
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    Like Andrea I also have a phone that i purchased from Setar as I visit Aruba 3-4 times a year for 3-4 weeks at a time.

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    do you have to purchase a phone from setar or can you use any gsm phone from the states? - tmobile, att, etc..

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    if u have an unlocked gsm phone YES you can piurchase just the minutes and use that gsm phone that you already own.

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    do you have to purchase a phone from setar or can you use any gsm phone from the states? - tmobile, att, etc..

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    Member Sheri T's Avatar
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    I've got a Motorola Razor w/T-mobile. Before we went last spring I had them activate the internatinal feature and it worked great. We don't call home much, and the rates were cheaper than going through the hotel. I guess it depends how many minutes you use as to being cost effective.

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