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Mobile Phone SIM cards #215435
01/24/2020 02:33 PM
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I have seen a few references about places with best deals on SIM cards but I am currently clueless as to where these places are.
We will arrive mid-day, pickup car at airport and head to Orient AirBNB. We need to call the landlord on our way so would like to get the SIM card shortly after we have the car.
If you were driving airport to Orient where would you stop for SIM Card?
Thanks

Last edited by I_AM_CDN; 01/24/2020 02:33 PM.

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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: I_AM_CDN] #215445
01/24/2020 06:18 PM
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Go via Philipsburg and stop at the Carrefour next to Mark's Place. Enter the building and look to your right for Tech Hub. They'll set you up. Not sure it's the cheapest, but the folks there know what they're doing and are very helpful.

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: GaKaye] #215450
01/24/2020 07:25 PM
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Agreed, those folks seem to know what they are doing, as compared to a lot of other places on island.


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: I_AM_CDN] #215452
01/24/2020 08:08 PM
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TECH HUB

You can find their hours under "About", looks like they close at 6:30 and not open on Sunday. As the others said, they do know what they are doing there.


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: I_AM_CDN] #215459
01/24/2020 08:27 PM
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Merci bien!
We'll grab our groceries and libations at the same time

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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: I_AM_CDN] #215468
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Originally Posted by I_AM_CDN
Merci bien!
We'll grab our groceries and libations at the same time

Do NOT leave your car unattended with anything of value in it. Have one person stay with the car or your belongings may not be there when you return. This is a very busy store and parking lot but the rule of thumb is, NOTHING left in the vehicle anytime or anywhere.


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: ruralcarrier] #215477
01/25/2020 07:59 AM
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I second that. If something is not even visible you run the risk if it being gone.

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: SXMScubaman] #215481
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I third that. Never leave any THING in your car, at any TIME, at any PLACE.


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: Carol_Hill] #215485
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Does one even bother locking the empty car? That was the car rental agency's advice on my last visit in the 90's.
"Leaving unlocked prevents broken windows"


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: I_AM_CDN] #215486
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Originally Posted by I_AM_CDN
Does one even bother locking the empty car? That was the car rental agency's advice on my last visit in the 90's.
"Leaving unlocked prevents broken windows"

I would ask again as it varies from agency to agency and visit to visit and sometimes one is told to lock and other times they are told not to. On my last visit in Nov. we were told to lock so I did but I have also been told otherwise.


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: I_AM_CDN] #215487
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Nearly 500 cars were reported stolen in St. Martin last year so leaving it unlocked might be an issue

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: ruralcarrier] #215493
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by I_AM_CDN
Does one even bother locking the empty car? That was the car rental agency's advice on my last visit in the 90's.
"Leaving unlocked prevents broken windows"

I would ask again as it varies from agency to agency and visit to visit and sometimes one is told to lock and other times they are told not to. On my last visit in Nov. we were told to lock so I did but I have also been told otherwise.


I guess it depends on who you rent from. Myra at AAA told us to leave it unlocked except overnight at our resort.

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: GaKaye] #215495
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Yes but I have been told both ways in the past by the same rental agency. I always ask and do what they suggest on that specific rental.


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Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: ruralcarrier] #215496
01/25/2020 12:01 PM
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As do we.

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: boucharda] #215505
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Originally Posted by boucharda
Nearly 500 cars were reported stolen in St. Martin last year so leaving it unlocked might be an issue


Where in the heck are 500 stolen cars kept hidden on a 36 square mile island?? You would think that they would be able to find a few.

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: LBI2SXM] #215506
01/25/2020 01:57 PM
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That's a tad over 1/day...used for parts or transported off Island . As the French say "desosses" ...(deboned wink ) Article in the free French weekly paper that came out on Friday. To make it more interesting the 486 cars were only from the French side

Re: Mobile Phone SIM cards [Re: ruralcarrier] #215514
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Reporting a stolen vehicle to the Gendarmes is not a fun thing to do! Been there and done that and I lost a few vacation hours.


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