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Phone card or Buy a Phone?

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Phone card or Buy a Phone?

Will be in Negril for a week and need to call home, AT&T rates too high for iphone so would like to know a good phone card to get or should I buy a phone?

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1. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

We purchased a phone in Jamaica from Digicel a few years ago. Every time we travel back to Jamaica (and we have used it in Turks & Caicos) we bring the phone with us and just purchase some international minutes.

Santa Rosa Beach...
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2. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

where can I buy a Digicell phone in Negril, close to BGN?

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3. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

We took a taxi to the digicell store in downtown Negril (near the roundabot).

the phone and 1000 minutes was $55 US. We paid the taxi driver $20 from BGN. No problems whatsoever, he took us into the Digicell store and made us feel very comfortable, Remember to take ypur passport as Digicell required a photo ID for the phone. The minutes expire after 60 days of non use, but next trip just walk across the street from BGN and get them "recharged" at the little convience store. If your a "Negrilholic" like we are, its the only way to go.

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4. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

thanks....

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5. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

Planning on traveling out of the country in the future --- buy a phone

Don't plan on calling home a lot ---- buy a calling card

Only you know how much use you'll get from either the phone or calling card.

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6. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

If you have an old phone that takes a SIM card even better. A digicel sim is $10US and a $10 card will do you good!

Otherwise rent or buy a phone.

If you are staying at a hotel you will be charged a fee if you use a calling card.

PEACE!

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7. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

Use Skype. Extremely cheap. You can get the app on your iPhone

Santa Rosa Beach...
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8. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

actually I have 2 iPhones, a older 3G for an ipod, unlocked, and a 4GS, could I not get a sim card for 3G phone?

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9. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

or would it be easier to just get a phone card, I'm not calling home every day.............

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10. Re: Phone card or Buy a Phone?

is digicell compatible with a t-mobile razor?to just purchase a sim card?