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Going to Secrets Silversands in March....what's cell phone service like there?

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We had Verizon with no problem. A word of warning about Verizon, call them prior to your trip and see if they offer any special packages for calls and data. I got an unlimited package for calls which I canceled upon return from my trip however, I should have gotten the unlimited data. They didn't tell me I would be charged for the streaming even if I didn't use the internet. All of my incoming for facebook, etc. ended up costing hundreds extra. They did give me a 150.00 credit for failing to tell me that. Had I bought the unlimited calls and data it would have been only around 125.00 for the month instead of the 400.00 extra they tried to hit me for.

Edited: 07 February 2013, 02:19
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I was wondering about the unlimited global data package through Verizon. I travel to Mexico a couple times a year and have only been told about the deal for 25.00 every 100mb of data used. Calls to the US were 1.00 a minute and text messages incoming 5 cents and 50 cents outgoing so the unlimited sounds great for unlimited as my kids love to play games and watch movies on the IPad.

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Be careful to clarify with them-- they might charge $25 every time you use data and then turn off the phone, even if only 1 kb is used.

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when I go, I have verizon and I had international calling added to my plan for the week. It cost me about $25. The last 3x we were at a resort that had free unlimited wifi so I didn't get any data package because we just used the resort wifi to facetime with home. this time we are going to DRC so I will look into a international data plan since they dont' have free wifi.

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Call and talk with someone, don't do it on-line. I got the call plan added free of charge (only staying a week and explained that I was calling home only a couple of times for one or two minutes to check on things). Also, she recommended texting at half the call price.

Pertains only to phone not internet users of course.

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