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Discussion in 'Caribbean' started by sumozmom, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. sumozmom

    sumozmom Senior Member
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    Crazy question...but.....


    can you use american cell phones down there?

    what do you all use to call usa ( best method )



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  3. sumozmom

    sumozmom Senior Member
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    Depends on da island. Saba and St. Maarten use Chippie. You bring down an unlocked phone and pop in a new sim card. Pretty easy.
     
  5. neurodoc

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    You might want to check which system the island is set up for. Cingular uses a different system from Verizon, for example. Phones can be "unlocked" to accept local SIMs, and will be cheaper to operate with a local SIM, but they need to be compatable with the local network.

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  6. oldpro

    oldpro MS IV
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    You need a tri or quad phone Regular US phones will not work a lot of times.

    Good thing is that Digicell has $29 usd phones here.....................cheap
     
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    i use sunrocket.

    its like vonage, but allows you to have an international call forwrading number. by international i dont mean phone numbers that dont fit the traditional 10 digit. Carribbean numbers are 1-XXX-XXX-XXXX just like US numbers, i bought a cheap phone down here, incoming calls are free, out going calls are around 50-60cents/min, so calls to me are free and my family dials a local number.
     
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    When I lived in St. Maarten I was burning up $1.95/min by buying phone cards calling the states. Some other students and myself split the cost of the best wireless internet package the internet company had to offer and I set up the vonage account and it worked as good as gold. I could call anyone in the states and international rates were as cheap as dirt. Hope this helps.
     

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