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Old 06-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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We're heading to the Abaco islands in the Bahamas next week.. We would like to rent a global phone any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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We were just in the abaco's, we bought an isatphone pro, not sure if they rent them. It work great thought the whole abaco's. Have Fun!
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You can indeed rent them; do a google search.
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I use these guys typically to get my sat minutes from.. and they rent and sell phones also.

Satellite Phone - Iridium, Inmarsat, Satellite Phone Rental

My last couple yacht trips abroad I didn't take my Iridium sat phone and use a dual sim phone that has a world sim card that has a pretty reasonable cost per minute.

I gives your US callers a 1-800 number to call you.

International SIM Card | Prepaid Roaming SIM from OneSimCard

Of course this is for coastal work only where there is cell service.

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We're heading to the Abaco islands in the Bahamas next week.. We would like to rent a global phone any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated.
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Mike: For voice, the cheap and easy way would be to buy an unlocked cell phone (`$20 on Ebay). When you get to the Bahamas, go to a BTC office, buy a sim card for $20 plus a $5 activation fee. Buy some time and a way you go. If you go through your minutes you can buy additional time at almost any store. Or you can buy a cell phone when you get there. You can do pre-paid minutes with no contract. We got back a few weeks ago and there was only one place we went that we didn't have cell coverage. Here's BTC's web site.

BTC Bahamas - Home
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[QUOTE=Larry M;164685]Mike: For voice, the cheap and easy way would be to buy an unlocked cell phone (`$20 on Ebay). When you get to the Bahamas, go to a BTC office, buy a sim card for $20 plus a $5 activation fee. Buy some time and a way you go. If you go through your minutes you can buy additional time at almost any store. Or you can buy a cell phone when you get there. You can do pre-paid minutes with no contract. We got back a few weeks ago and there was only one place we went that we didn't have cell coverage. Here's BTC's web site.

BTC Bahamas - Home[/QUOTE

Thanks, that sounds great. I appreciate the info.
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