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Old Monday, January 3rd, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Hi all I am new to the forum but have been checking them out for a while.
I am heading to Aruba from Philadelphia in a couple weeks and leaving the kids behind. I am going to need to be in contact with them several times during my visit so am trying to figure out the cell phone deals. I spoke with my provider verizon and they have coverage there but it will be $1.99 a minute. I have looked at some of the rental companies and looks too good to be true. Do I really just pay $50 get a rental phone and 84 minutes and not have to pay anything else?
Could someone please let me know what I am missing on these deals.
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Old Monday, January 3rd, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Hi Valerie, and welcome!

You're not missing anything. Cell phone rental on Aruba is really inexpensive, and the way to go, and if I didn't own an Aruba cell, I'd rent in a second.

I, too, am leaving from Philly in a few weeks!
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Old Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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thank you Elaine for the info! I will be ordering a phone today!

this is our first trip and I am so excited. Just trying to get the last few thing in order.
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Old Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Valerie, you're most welcome... make sure to come back and tell us about your trip. We love hearing from newbies.

You and I don't live too far from eachother!!


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thank you Elaine for the info! I will be ordering a phone today!

this is our first trip and I am so excited. Just trying to get the last few thing in order.
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Old Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 12:22 PM
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>>> "Could someone please let me know what I am missing on these deals."
---- If someone calls you from the States they would still have to pay per minute what their service charge for that long distance international call.
So I guess you make all the calls would be the way to go.
>>> "my provider verizon"
---- Mine too. I have the free long distance rate for mine(land line) but didn't get the free international rate and don't know what they would charge for a land line call to Aruba.

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Old Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 02:53 PM
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Tom, with Verizon, you can make the call from Aruba but it will still cost $1.99 a minute even if you have the "free" internatioinal calling feature.
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