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mad leyther
Post subject: Phone cards
PostPosted: 17:16 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 12:21 on 10th Jul 2008
Posts: 24
Can you get phone cards in barbados and St Lucia? Not to happy with my mobile phone company not doing any travel packages while iam in the Caribbean.
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superdek
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 19:11 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 19:06 on 10th Jan 2009
Posts: 37
Location: stockton on tees
mad leyther Wrote:
Can you get phone cards in barbados and St Lucia? Not to happy with my mobile phone company not doing any travel packages while iam in the Caribbean.


yes u can also u can use pay phones have plenty of change DONT use the phones that u swipe your credit/debit card MEGGA expensive i got caught out never again couple of minutes 20 quid plus?????? good luck and enjoy
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dazntfc
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 19:15 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 10:08 on 10th May 2008
Posts: 2170
I'm sure you will be able to get a Digicel phone card.


The bigger better network
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Crouchy
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 19:55 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 12:13 on 27th Apr 2008
Posts: 2406
Location: London
Ah, one of my pet subjects!

You can buy a Digicel SIM card in Barbados for about 10USD, and calls home are dirt cheap. Most newsagents will allow you to top up - the supermarket opposite Scotty's in the Gap, for example.

Personally, I always buy a local SIM when travelling abroad for a week or so. It's much, much cheaper for reassuring Mrs. Crouchy I'm still alive, and getting hold of other lads on tour.

I know a couple of people who did the whole WI tour on their UK phones and came back to phone bills of £1400+... ridiculous sums of money. I spent about £30 total for a week in Barbados, and about £20 for a week in Trinidad.

One more point - a SIM card for Barbados is unlikely to work on other islands, but Digicel (being an almighty evil empire) normally sells SIM cards in the arrivals hall of WI international airports.
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 20:16 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1873
Bought a digicel sim in Barbados,worked fine.Went to buy 1 in Trinidad,was told it won't work as i only had a dual band phone,not a quad band. :?
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Crouchy
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 22:09 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 12:13 on 27th Apr 2008
Posts: 2406
Location: London
fernando Wrote:
Bought a digicel sim in Barbados,worked fine.Went to buy 1 in Trinidad,was told it won't work as i only had a dual band phone,not a quad band. :?


Always take my old Sony Ericsson K700i on tour, it's tri-band not quad-band. Chatted up the evil corporate Digicel girl in Port of Spain airport and got a pile of free credit too, all I had to was slate C & W!
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NorthCountryBoy
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 22:53 on 16th Mar 2009

Joined: 20:37 on 30th Dec 2008
Posts: 77
Crouchy Wrote:
Ah, one of my pet subjects!

You can buy a Digicel SIM card in Barbados for about 10USD, and calls home are dirt cheap. Most newsagents will allow you to top up - the supermarket opposite Scotty's in the Gap, for example.

Personally, I always buy a local SIM when travelling abroad for a week or so. It's much, much cheaper for reassuring Mrs. Crouchy I'm still alive, and getting hold of other lads on tour.

I know a couple of people who did the whole WI tour on their UK phones and came back to phone bills of £1400+... ridiculous sums of money. I spent about £30 total for a week in Barbados, and about £20 for a week in Trinidad.

One more point - a SIM card for Barbados is unlikely to work on other islands, but Digicel (being an almighty evil empire) normally sells SIM cards in the arrivals hall of WI international airports.


:D

How the hell did they manage that?
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ealy99
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 21:17 on 17th Mar 2009

Joined: 22:07 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 48
Yep brought a sim card in Barbados (Digicell) which worked in Trinidad, but then brought a top up voucher in Port of Spain airport but was told needed different sim card, but she had none she could sell me!

Ended up buying one at the ground on day 1, but then needed a passport to buy it, unlike in Barbados, which I did not have, but a fellow supporter lent me his, which was really good of him.
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Martw
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 08:57 on 18th Mar 2009

Joined: 12:49 on 13th Feb 2009
Posts: 15
In Barbados I bought a Blue phone card for use in the payphones - $20 and it more lasted all week with
loads of calls made back home, would recommend it as an alternative to using your mobile although accept it isnt as user friendly or convienent for some... But just another option to throw into the mix..
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dazntfc
Post subject: Re: Phone cards
PostPosted: 10:15 on 18th Mar 2009

Joined: 10:08 on 10th May 2008
Posts: 2170
Crouchy Wrote:
Chatted up the evil corporate Digicel girl in Port of Spain airport




I hope Mrs Crouchy doesn't know this :D
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