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dkupersmith
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: astropilot]
      #1735406 - 06/14/17 02:00 PM (73.33.2.84)

I use the Verizon daily international plan when traveling but your description misses the biggest "gotcha" catch. The $10 is triggered by texts not just calls. There is no way I can get everybody to stop texting me so I just assume I am paying each day.
I used the 40/month plan once but you go through data quickly then have to keep in wifi mode to avoid overage.


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SXMScubaman
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: dkupersmith]
      #1735409 - 06/14/17 02:04 PM (24.18.33.109)

"There is no way I can get everybody to stop texting me so I just assume I am paying each day."

Only if you open them.


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boucharda
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1735417 - 06/14/17 03:16 PM (24.60.205.149)

Unfortunately if you see texts then the daily charge was initiated..opened or not

The Verizon $10/day or $40/month uses the same plan constraints (data, text, minutes (if any) you have in the USA...why are you exceeding it?


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kim
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: dkupersmith]
      #1735418 - 06/14/17 03:25 PM (174.199.16.20)

Quote:

dkupersmith said:
I use the Verizon daily international plan when traveling but your description misses the biggest "gotcha" catch. The $10 is triggered by texts not just calls. There is no way I can get everybody to stop texting me so I just assume I am paying each day.
I used the 40/month plan once but you go through data quickly then have to keep in wifi mode to avoid overage.




Put your phone on airplane mode. Then the texts won't come through until your on wifi. That's how we use the 10 a day, we stretch it out if we need to make calls. We still have to work from the island so found this to be the best approach.


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boucharda
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: kim]
      #1735420 - 06/14/17 03:27 PM (24.60.205.149)

If your phone is on airplane mode (wifi on) chances are you CAN make those work calls using your own carrier without an International plan...

Trust me..it works well


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DandM29212
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: dkupersmith]
      #1735423 - 06/14/17 03:44 PM (172.12.76.19)

Quote:

dkupersmith said:
I use the Verizon daily international plan when traveling but your description misses the biggest "gotcha" catch. The $10 is triggered by texts not just calls. There is no way I can get everybody to stop texting me so I just assume I am paying each day.
I used the 40/month plan once but you go through data quickly then have to keep in wifi mode to avoid overage.




If we keep our phone on airplane mode on the days we don't need the phone, we don't see incoming texts and don't get charged by AT&T for that day.

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yanks03
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: DandM29212]
      #1735457 - 06/14/17 09:10 PM (72.240.129.70)

T Mobile offers .20 a minute calls and unlimited text and data for no additional charge to your regular plan. Data is steady but slow, although faster than Club O's wifi.

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RICKnGRACE_LI_NY
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: yanks03]
      #1735490 - 06/15/17 11:38 AM (67.86.221.25)

I am a bit slow when it comes to Sim Cards and top up and stuff like that. We have been using Sharon's Service since it started.

I have an IPhone 6s and have Verizon as my carrier. Without buying a phone or taking one apart, what seems to be my best option? Is it a service from Verizon or Pack Light? Does a Sim Card work on an iPhone? Is so where is the best place for me to go? Staying at Royal Palm.coming in on a Friday.

Thanks in advance for an answer in layman terms.

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Rick and Grace


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IslandBoi
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Re: Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: dkupersmith]
      #1735499 - 06/15/17 01:15 PM (151.213.146.9)

Quote:

dkupersmith said:
I use the Verizon daily international plan when traveling but your description misses the biggest "gotcha" catch. The $10 is triggered by texts not just calls...




i wonder if AT&T's $10/day plan works the same way, considering that AT&T doesn't normally charge you to RECEIVE texts while outside the US, just charges for sending

From AT&T's website:

Pay-per-use messaging rates
Text $0.25/message sent
Picture/Video $0.50/message sent

Standard domestic messaging rates apply to text, picture, and video messages received.

Pay-per-use rates apply if you do not have a package.


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JoeC047
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Cell phone options now that Queen of SXM is done [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1735509 - 06/15/17 02:12 PM (47.16.91.26)

Rick & Grace, You will spend much more using your Verizon than buying an inexpensive phone and a sim card, depending on how often you visit SXM, or how much you use your phone.

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