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dialing how????
      #1588927 - 05/12/14 06:29 AM (24.153.120.62)

Coming to SXM and bringing our cell phone. My question is while staying on the french side what prefixes do i use to call back home to the US (or to friends who are on SXM) and for dialing the a french or dutch phone number? For example I copied these #s from a TTOL sponsor
06 90 56 42 21 From USA : 011 590 690 56 42 21

Thanks in advance!!


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Re: dialing how???? [Re: Anonymous]
      #1588936 - 05/12/14 08:10 AM (90.31.98.86)

No dialing instructions here, just a bit of advice. If you haven't already checked her out, look up Queen of SXM on the sponsor's page here. Sharon provides very inexpensive phones, with great dialing rates. She'll send you a phone number 5 days before your arrival. Using phones from the USA can get very expensive very quickly unless you pre-arrange foreign roaming.

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: Anonymous]
      #1588977 - 05/12/14 12:00 PM (99.240.245.130)

Forget about using your own cell phone on the island. As suggested, contact Sharon Harris and rent an inexpensive cell phone with great rates for the duration of your trip. The service provided is excellent and Sharon will graciously answer all your cell phone questions and supply everything you need.

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: Anonymous]
      #1589028 - 05/12/14 02:50 PM (50.142.104.12)

To answer your question, from the French side, to dial the number you posted, you would dial the ten digit number as is: 06 90 56 42 21. Sometimes these numbers will be posted as 9 digits without the leading zero as in 590 or 690 so you will have to add a zero to them.

To call a Dutch side number from the French side it is an international call, so you would dial 001-721-(7 digit number).

To call back to the US you would simply dial 001-(area code + 7 digit number)

Hope this helps,
Dustin


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Re: dialing how???? [Re: dustinbh]
      #1589155 - 05/12/14 06:43 PM (24.153.120.62)

Thanks to all. I should have said I looked into renting a phone but prefer using my own. So thanks for the answer Dustin.

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: Anonymous]
      #1589160 - 05/12/14 07:08 PM (173.145.199.124)

Probably still time for you to rent a phone from Sharon. But regardless, if you're using your own phone, it's going to run you around $2.00 a minute, minimum, so use it sparingly!!

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: Anonymous]
      #1589205 - 05/13/14 01:57 AM (70.210.2.240)

The other option, if you want to use your own phone, is to do what I'm doing next month and buy (or rent) a SIM card from Sharon. You will get a local number with great rates back to the US, 3G internet and still be able to use your own phone. I plan on keeping the SIM and it's number active for future trips by adding $1 four times a year. Your phone must support GSM frequencies and be unlocked to accept a Chippie SIM.

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: dustinbh]
      #1590538 - 05/20/14 11:49 PM (24.189.62.56)

You can't add a $1 4 times a year anymore, the Chippie website was hacked for CC info so they stopped accept payment via the internet..I now this because i visited the chippie/uts office in Phillipsburg

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: Anonymous]
      #1590639 - 05/21/14 01:36 PM (72.252.9.50)

Not true about not being able to add money online....They did stop the credit card acceptance but we sell for $1.00 (free to customers who buy their Sim from us) a Top Up card that you pre-load with money & then can use that similar to a CC & Top-Up online. They (UTS) also had a supply of the cards but since they were not their idea but someone else's they just ignore them.

Lesson is that just because Chippie told you so does not mean it is the real facts...Very few in that company actual know what is going on & even less care......

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Re: dialing how???? [Re: SharonfromSXM]
      #1590698 - 05/21/14 06:01 PM (72.37.249.100)

how much do you charge for a SIM for an iPhone(5S)?

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