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    thumbyqui is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Cell phone on the island

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    Does anybody know if Verizon or At&t have service on the island?

    I am getting the impression that Vonage or Skype is the way to go, but thought I would just ask if Verizon or Att work there too?

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    It's over $5 US a minute through those companies because of international roaming charges. There are two cellphone companies in Dominica that you can buy a cheap phone and use down there. You'll save a HUGE amount of money over Verizon or AT&T. Then VoIP services, like Skype, will be even bigger savings when callign home.


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    ya, thats pretty much what I did.

    I had vonage to call home (quality was avg to good). And then one of the telecom companies for the carib, "cable and wireless" sold these pretty cheap prepaid phone cell phones, which was perfect for intra-island use.

    But I hear skype is even better than vonage, money wise...

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    If you are leaving a family behind and want to do live video back home who is the best to use and where can I get a list of items needed? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggiemd2b View Post
    If you are leaving a family behind and want to do live video back home who is the best to use and where can I get a list of items needed? Thanks
    If you want to do the webcam thing then use skype. All you need to do for skype is go online and download it into your computer (its free). Works just like aol instant messenger, except instead of typing your doing live talk. As far as items, all you need is a microphone (if your comp doesn't already have a built-in one), and obviously a web cam.

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    Thank-you!

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    When I went back down to the island to complete peds, I brought my cell phone from cingular down there with me. The rates they charged were 1.69 per minute. You can roam with cable and wireless or digicel, but either way the rates remain the same. As was mentioned above, the best option is to get some type of internet telephone or to get a cheap cell phone down there. If I remember correctly, incoming calls are free at all times, at least this was the case with cable and wireless' cell plan.
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