rental cell phone--North Coast

abe

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What's the latest wisdom on renting a cell phone for at least a 3 month stay on the North Coast? I will need to both receive and make calls to Canada and the US primarily, although I will be using Skype too.

Thanks.
 

SKY

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You can buy one for $30 US. With some minutes included. All calls incoming are free. No need to rent one.
 

suzannel

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Dont' rent, buy...

Why rent when you can buy a phone from Verizon for $1,050 pesos and they include a $450.pesos phone card. That is what we did and it works great, no contracts and the phone is yours for next year. Bought our at Verizon at Janet's.
 

heldengebroed

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Why rent when you can buy a phone from Verizon for $1,050 pesos and they include a $450.pesos phone card. That is what we did and it works great, no contracts and the phone is yours for next year. Bought our at Verizon at Janet's.

Take your triband cellular with you and buy a prepay card
 

sunnyvillas

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Last time I rented one from Orange and bought a card , it was quite cheap as well, but may be Verizon would have a better reception?

Will need one as well
 

abe

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Thanks for the various responses. I have a cell phone in the states that is one step up from a juice can and string, so triband cellular is a foreign concept to me.

I appreciate your tips.
 

DavidZ

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If you don't like the selection from Verizon or the cell phone shops, and would like something a little nicer/newer/smaller and/or with a camera, let me know. I have several for sale, Im in Cabarete.
 

Tarheel

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David, I will be in Cabarete on January 9th and need a cell phone for my two week trip. How can I reach you?
 

Gringo

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Abe

I just bought a refurbished phone from Verizon for RD$600 pesos. including a 400 pesos phone card and activation..................Phone stands me RD$150 Pesos. American sprint Sanyo.
Toss the phone after your stay and you are out only $5.00 US$
Why Rent?
 

Ricardo900

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Do the prepaid cards include a sim? I have a unlocked quad band gsm phone, but no sim?
No, when you take your phone to an Orange shop, they will give you a SIM card and load minutes to your phone and when it runs out, you can buy pre-paid cards practically anywhere in the town, i.e. gas stations, pharmacies, and kids on the street by the road are selling them.
 

kdeer

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Verizon Phone

I was in Cabarete for a month over Christmas and bought two phones (1 for us and 1 for our teenager). The phones were $1,600 peso each and included 500 pesos of minutes so really the phones were only $1,100 pesos each. Just bought new minutes as I need them. When we went home we just put the phones away until next time.