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Cell phone service in Aruba guide
Your phone is indispensable when you’re on vacation in Aruba. Being able to call,
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Cell phone service in Aruba guide
How to minimize international data charges when traveling to Aruba:
 Keep Data Roaming ...
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Cell Phone Service in Aruba guide

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Get your cell phone to work with this complete guide to getting cell phone service in Aruba.

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Cell Phone Service in Aruba guide

  1. 1. Cell phone service in Aruba guide Your phone is indispensable when you’re on vacation in Aruba. Being able to call, access your email and use other applications is important. However, using your cell phone in Aruba can cost you a lot of money… Here are few tips to make your phone work and keep your bill at a reasonable price. If you plan to use data you should:  Track your usage upon arrival. iPhone has a native data usage tracker. However, if your phone doesn’t have one, download a 3rd party data tracking app from your app store.  iPhone tip - tap on Settings > General > Usage > Reset statistics. Periodically check your data usage by tapping on Settings > General > Usage and review your data consumption under Cellular Network Data. Your mail app uses a lot of data, because it needs continuous updates to get emails. You save money when you disable your device from receiving emails automatically. If you need to check your email, you can do so manually by using Wi-Fi. How to disable your device’s auto email check functionality:  iPhone users Tap on Settings > Mails, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data. Toggle “Push” to off and under “Fetch”, select manually.  Android users Select Settings > Accounts and syncs > Manage Accounts. Un-check “Auto-sync” for your email. By default the setting for international roaming should be “off” on your phone. This blocks emails, browsing, downloads, but not text messages. How to turn off your data roaming:  iPhone users Tap on Settings > General > Network > Data Roaming  Android users Tap on Settings > Wireless and network > Mobile Network > Data Roaming.
  2. 2. Cell phone service in Aruba guide How to minimize international data charges when traveling to Aruba:  Keep Data Roaming OFF To turn off data roaming, tap on: settings → general → network → data roaming  Turn off mobile data, turn on Wi-Fi, and turn on Airplane mode. Use Wi-Fi instead of GPRS/EDGE/3 G. Wi-Fi is available in Aruba at the airport, hotel, restaurant and shops.  Buy a sim-card Buy a sim-card with data plan at the airport in Aruba from providers such as Digicel or Setar. Make sure your phone is unlocked before you purchase one. How to connect to phone networks in Aruba when roaming Blackberry users:  Go to menu -> options -> network -> network selection mode -> manual. Select Digicel or Setar. iPhone:  Settings -> General -> Network -> Activate mobile data -> Activate data roaming -> Network -> Operator -> Turn off automatic mode -> wait for the available networks. Select Digicel or Setar. Android users:  Settings -> Wireless networks -> Mobile networks -> Activate data connection -> Activate data roaming connection -> Mobile network operators. Select Digicel or Setar.

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