You can get a GSM phone before you leave from the major carriers but you should do this a month before the trip and it is not cheap. If you must have a phone get it at the airport when you land.alhanna said:Are there any cell phone carriers (Sprint, Verizon, etc) that work in the USA and in Aruba?
He (his name is Charles) actually comes in a bit cheaper, and if you have the Aruba Plus card ( http://www.visitaruba.com/plus/ ), it comes in a little cheaper again. I'd reserve in advance, by sending an email to Charles. His company is very popular, so I'd insure you get one at the airport. If you have any questions, he frequents www.aruba-bb.com all the time. You could even send him a PM thru that BB and he would answer any question you might have. His username is chaleco111.luckydude said:Chris,
Is it best to reserve your phone online in advance or to just go to the kiosk when you get there? How do their rates compare with others?
That is exactly why we rent a phone. We are self employed and need to be reached, as we travel during "contract" time and so we need instant communications with our company. I also have an elderly Mom (84) and I need to be in touch with her and be at the other end of an instant call from her. I know there will be a time when these pressing matters won't be there any longer, but for the time being, this works for me.luckydude said:Chrisnwillie,
Thanks for the advice. I placed an order online with Fast Phones. I have done the waiting in the lobby for the cell phone guy before and this system seems much more efficient. I need a cell phone so they could call me from my business if they need to. Also my mother-in-law isn't doing so well and need to be reachable .