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    Using my cell phone vs. renting a cell phone vs. using a calling card.

    I'm leaving on Sunday for Aruba. I am SO excited! I have one question. Which do you think would be cheapest?

    My cell phone carrier will charge me 1.49 a minute to use my phone in Aruba. They have coverage. I would probably be talking 10-15 minutes a day.

    Taken from one of Liz's posts, I could rent a phone for $50 a week from arubafastphones.com, and it includes 84 minutes, and then it's .34 a minute. ( I'm not sure about the 34 cents a minute, can someone confirm? I don't see that on their website)

    I could also buy a calling card, and use the Tamarjin's phone, which, I am totally uncleear of what the rates would be. What do all of you recommend???
    Last edited by Megan8607; 06-30-2008 at 12:15 PM.

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Take Liz's advice and use FastPhones. The best deal and most convenience for the amount of time you will be using the phone.

    Hope you love the Tamarijn half as much as we do.

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    When I go to the reserve site, it says I'm suppossed to put in the amount of minutes I need-I have no idea how many minutes I'll need!

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    I believe the .34 / minute is what you would pay after the 84 minutes are used up. Charles can tell you how to add minutes.
    Tom & Karen

    Next Trip: Jan. 6 - April 7

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    Fastphones..... yup!!
    Yachting Summer 2011 .... Mainship Sedan Bridge "Knot Geezers"
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    Fort Lauderdale
    Ocean & Surf Clubs Aruba

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    You can also buy more minutes if you need them via the cell phone. They are great people to work with!!
    Yachting Summer 2011 .... Mainship Sedan Bridge "Knot Geezers"
    Surf Club Aruba
    Delray Beach
    Fort Lauderdale
    Ocean & Surf Clubs Aruba

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    Senior Member Liz - Aruba Lover's Avatar
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    How to recharge cell phone: when you make a call, you get a recording saying how many minutes you have on the phone. When I was running out of minutes, I called Fast Phones from the cell and told them to recharge the phone with the amount of minutes I requested. They would bill me on my credit card.

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    Woot!!!!

    6 days and counting!!!

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    I just got back Saturday. We used Fastphones and had no problems with them. It was only $50.00.
    Trip to Nashville to see Kenny Chesney

    Steven and Danielle

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