When staying on Grand Cayman, is cell phone service a problem?
We have AT & T 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.
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.
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
Beware the roaming charges on cell phones. Also too check and see if your service has international instructions....
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.
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.
CTREdited: 03 February 2010, 20:51
We also travel with our laptop and use magicjack with a cheap portable phone. Works like a charm.
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