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    bought a phone at Setar

    We bit the bullet and bought a phone yesterday at SETAR. The location we used was downtow, across from the Catholic Church kinda behind the Renn. Setar has its own building and is in the parking lot of the post office.
    The unit intself was like 50 and it came with like 5 minutes. We bought minutes for 30. The way it works is calls to the US use more minutes up. Local calls use less minutes. The phone can tell you how many minutes are left. SO, we have our own Aruba #. To keep it active after 6 months we have to contact Setar to maintain it as our own.
    Simple, easy, and we're psyched. Also, it wil work in the Carribean. So daughter #2 can take it on her cruise in Aug. and can call home.
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    Sounds good.What does it take to maintain the number?A monthly fee?

    How is the trip going?Good weather I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangy003 View Post
    Sounds good.What does it take to maintain the number?A monthly fee?

    How is the trip going?Good weather I hope.
    No monthly fee, just an email. Weather has been wierd, really wierd. its totally gray outside now. Sun does eventually come out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    No monthly fee, just an email. Weather has been wierd, really wierd. its totally gray outside now. Sun does eventually come out.

    Thanks.Even with the weird weather,I would rather be where you are then where I am.We had frost this morning.Winter just won't go away.

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    Good information. On the rental phones using local or long distance was the same. We will be "biting the bullet" in December too.

    Good decision..........
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents
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    I'll move my response to the weather thread... makes a little more sense there...
    Sorry for the brain*art....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    We bit the bullet and bought a phone yesterday at SETAR. The location we used was downtow, across from the Catholic Church kinda behind the Renn. Setar has its own building and is in the parking lot of the post office.
    The unit intself was like 50 and it came with like 5 minutes. We bought minutes for 30. The way it works is calls to the US use more minutes up. Local calls use less minutes. The phone can tell you how many minutes are left. SO, we have our own Aruba #. To keep it active after 6 months we have to contact Setar to maintain it as our own.
    Simple, easy, and we're psyched. Also, it wil work in the Carribean. So daughter #2 can take it on her cruise in Aug. and can call home.
    Thanks for the info RobO - our plan was to purchase a phone as well on our next trip down. It will be much easier and cheaper to make dinner reservations, etc. Good to know that it will take only an email to maintain the number. Thanks!
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    Not knocking Setar... but Digicel is also very good. Also has connections with other providers around the world.
    I have been using them for 5 years now.
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    yup digicel is good too and i think the pricing might be a tiny bit lower.
    i have to find out about how long my number stays current.

    we made the switch from setar to digicel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle Beach Boy View Post
    Not knocking Setar... but Digicel is also very good. Also has connections with other providers around the world.
    I have been using them for 5 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    yup digicel is good too and i think the pricing might be a tiny bit lower.
    i have to find out about how long my number stays current.

    we made the switch from setar to digicel.
    We just bought the first one we found!
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