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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 05:31 PM
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Hi recent travelers to Turks & Caicos,

Did your American cell phones work on the island? I am staying at the Sibonne and the rest of the family is staying at the Somerset for a wedding . I would to be able to coordinate with them to coordinates walks, lunch, etc. Any suggestions for communication options on the island?

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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 05:59 PM
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They do work, but you have to (at least with verizon) call ahead and they have you update your roaming in your phone. Or if you have a sym card that works too- but it is very expensive (bothh).
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Old Jul 9th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Verizon in T&C will be hit or miss, most Verizon doesn't work.

At&T will work, but ultra expensive.

You have a couple of options: If you think you'll ever go back, you can buy a cheap phone and pay as you use-incoming calls are free and don't use up amounts. You can bring down an unlocked phone and buy a SIM card for it. Or you can just use the hotel phone.

The beauty of Sibonne and Somerset is they are right next to each other, separated by a small paking lot.
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Old Jul 10th, 2009, 09:12 AM
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We were there a couple months ago. We have T-mobile, it didn't work at all. We just wanted to make a couple of calls back to the states so we asked our hotel how much it would cost to use the phone in our room and they said about a dollar a minute so we went ahead and used it. We made three calls that added up to about 35 dollars, which was about what I thought it would be. It was alot easier than trying to figure out other ways to call.
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Old Jul 11th, 2009, 05:38 PM
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We had verizon and it worked- my husband's blackberry worked without issue with his sym card. my phone was less reliable, but still worked generally.
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With Tmobile you need to activate the international roaming...it's a free service but you have to activate it. Then the calls are about 1.35 per min. It's convenient just to call home and check in...if you're going to chat...get a local sim card.

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Old Jul 12th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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You guys are the best! Thank you!
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