Pat wrote:Need help with cell phone information. From what we are reading, our cell phones will not work in Aruba. I don't know if this is the island cell phone company trying to get people to rent their phones, or if it really is true.
If this is the case, can anyone recommend a place to rent a cell phone. We will be in Aruba for 1 week, and Curacao for another week.
Thanks for your help.
Hi, I'm a Wireless Roaming expert and I'm just writting a paper on International Roaming in the Caribbean. I confirm what's written below but I would not be that negative: T-mobile's, Cable & Wireless and Cingular's customers can use their phones in Aruba provided they have the right phone:
It must be a dual 1900/900 or a tri-band (1900/1800/900) GSM -or, as you call it in the US: PCS- handset. They should not be very expencive, there are also old models in commerce. Aruba is covered by a 900/1800 GSM network, in the US, GSM carriers use the 1900 frequency, furthermore there are many kind of non GSM compatible networks using the overcome technology AMPS (analogue) or TDMA . I hope, this helps. YOU CAN ROAM IN ARUBA, if you want ;)