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Cell Phones in St. Martin?

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Cell Phones in St. Martin?

We have gotten into the habit of renting a cell phone (in Aruba) to make a few calls back to the business or check in at home.

Found out that St. Martin has a GSM network and thus our own phones won't work there even if they have international capability activated. So, we must obtain a global phone through Verizon and then pay approx $2.29/minute.

I've seen postings and ads telling you to go to a certain cell phone service on the island to activate your phone for international use too.

What do most people do? Don't misunderstand, we're talking about only a few calls in a week!

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Probably the best deal on the Island.

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Follow Bobcats advice, she is great and wonderful to work with! We use her services on every trip.

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The mail box just accross the bridge rents phones. Yourverizen phone will work perfectly on the Dutch side but not the french. Check your rate as we used ours and it wasn't that rate you posted but much less.

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What I do when on island: My phone is GSM -tri-band-UNLOCKED-with a SIM.My USA provider is ATT (Cingular). SXM has an umbrella cell phone provider co that consists of Telnet---TelCell-Smit coms & Telem. I go to TelCell in Simpson Bay --purchase and in-stall their Sim (or chip)and purchase about 55-minutes of time for $30.00. ($10 for the chip & $20 for time.If I need additional time I go to a Shell gas station and purchase it (compterized-minimum $3 and up through my phone no).Very easy and very simple. You can purchase a phone and time from the popular person mentioned often BUT they have to purchase the time they sell you through an SXM cell phone provider----your choice!!

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Agree - if you want to be sure - call the Queen.

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