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Cell Phone Service

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Cell Phone Service

When staying on Grand Cayman, is cell phone service a problem?

We have AT & T service.

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1. Re: Cell Phone Service

Cell phone service is usually not a problem in most areas of the island. More detailed information can be found under the "TOP Questions" section on the upper right side of the forum page.

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I recommend if you're going to use it for more than a few minutes, to rent a cell phone on the island and buy the minutes. It's much more economical. The rates compared to ATT are drastically lower.

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AT&T would mean you would be a 'guest' on Digicel or LIME while you were here, and get very expensive rates and charges. Cheaper to buy a cheap pay as you go phone here or rent one if possible, that way you save on the calls and dont pay anything for incoming calls

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Beware the roaming charges on cell phones. Also too check and see if your service has international instructions....

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AT&T cell calls are $1.99 a minute. If you get international service, which I think is $5.95, it only brings the cost down to $1.69 a minute. Doesn't make much sense to us, so we have never used our cell phones from home except for emergencies.

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We are all on A T & T. Two years ago my daughter did a half hour telephone job interview from Grand Cayman to Chicago on her cell phone. The interviewer did not know she was not at home. The cost averaged out to about $2.00 per minute.

If you are bringing a laptop and your accommodations have internet access, you might consider setting up a Skype account. It is free.

Also keep in mind that if you are using it to call home, most of the instant messaging programs have voice capability if you have a microphone for your computer.


Edited: 03 February 2010, 20:51
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7. Re: Cell Phone Service

We also travel with our laptop and use magicjack with a cheap portable phone. Works like a charm.

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