|By Guilherme Losch (BonaireTalker - Post #24) on Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 8:42 am:|
Hi everybody. When i arrive at Curaçao in March, i'll have to call Allan at Apartamentu for a pick-up.
|By Pietri Hausmann (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #489) on Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 9:55 am:|
unless things have changed in the last month .. i have never found a place that sells phone cards .. i always have a "spare"with me ... i am sure there are public phones but to be honest i have never looked for one .....
|By Rick (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 1:51 pm:|
I'll be in a similar situation in March. I was hoping there might be public (pay) phones? Anyone else have a suggestion?
|By R.A.... (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #17251) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:12 pm:|
Global cell phone? if you don't own one you can rent from several US carriers such as Verizon or At&T. AMEX platinum also lets you "borrow" one at no cost, you just pay the connection, shipping and call fees.
|By Guilherme Losch (BonaireTalker - Post #31) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:48 pm:|
I just saw that i can use my own cell phone in roaming. Just need to activate the international roaming. It´s $1.69 a minute...
|By Rick (BonaireTalker - Post #12) on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 4:14 pm:|
I'm not sure I want to buy or rent a cell phone for one phone call. I know pay phones are going by the wayside, but not gone from USA airports yet.
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1510) on Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:15 pm:|
Even if there is a pay phone in the Curacao airport, it'd probably take only NAF (Antillean Guilders). I've never seen one there, but I'll look when I go on Feb 11. Also, most, if not all of the shops, restaurants & bars, close around 8pm, leaving little chance to get change (even the executive lounge in the departure hall closes). This is the airport's website, but I couldn't find any phone info, or even operating hours: http://www.curacao-airport.com/index-2.html
|By Guilherme Losch (BonaireTalker - Post #36) on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:19 am:|
I just emailed them and the answer is that there is payphones in the airport and it accepts US$.
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1520) on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:51 am:|
Be careful it's not one of those special "international" payphones (they usually are blue, with little flags from around the world all over it)-it might take $, but you'll be paying probably over $40 to make that call.
|By Guilherme Losch (BonaireTalker - Post #37) on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:58 pm:|
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1526) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 12:19 am:|
There are two UTS (one of the local phone companies) pay phones at CUR outside the security area (I was too rushed to check on what currency or cards they take-sorry; I'm back there on the 28th & will look better). There are half a dozen payphones inside the departure hall near the sports bar, but these are all the bad "blue" phones that will take your credit card & charge you a lot of money. I hope this is not what they mean when they told you that the payphones accept US$...one call will cost you almost as much as your room for the night.
|By Rick (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 2:47 pm:|
Ruth and all: Thank you very much for the info. On the way TO Bonaire, I have a flight on Insel (Fri night so airport should be open) late. It is the return trip back to the states that I have reservations with Allen. I arrive CUR midday, so that shouldn't be a problem. I depart at 7:10AM via AA to MIA, but Allen says he has no problem getting me there at 5:00AM-I double checked with him. So, I think all will be good. Again, thanks for all the info - you all brought up things I never thought of, or just took for granted they'd be the same as in USA.
|By Ruth van Tilburg (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1528) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 2:55 pm:|
Glad to be of help. It's sooo not the US here.
|By Guilherme Losch (BonaireTalker - Post #40) on Monday, February 14, 2011 - 8:48 am:|
Thank you! I think i´ll use my own cell phone. Will be there in 18 days!!! Very anxious!
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