I have an unlocked quadband gsm phone (it's your basic motorola v195) and will be staying at secrets st. james resort in montego bay sometime during july.
I noticed that there are three different cell wireless companies in jamaica..
Claro, Digicel, and Lime.
I really would rather go with the cheaper option unless wireless coverage is an issue in which case i dont mind paying a premium.
As of right now (due to price) I'm thinking of going with claro because (if i'm reading this right at http://claro.com.jm/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=83.) it looks like they charge J$17.50 for a 10 minute call to the united states when using their up to diminute prepaid plan.
According to digiceljamaica.com/en/…flex_tariffs Digicel charges J$17.75 per minute which is more
I dont really understand the plans that limetime has at time4lime.com/jm/personal/mobile/plans.jsp so I cant comment on that (if i'm reading it right, 150 minutes to the us works out to J$18.55 per min).
The thing that concerns me is that there doesnt appear to be a cellphone store located within the sangster airport (or at least none that i could see at their official website here www.mbjairport.com/English/Shopping.aspx ). This means that I'll probably have to get a taxi from the resort to the town. Does anybody know what the taxi rates are like? The resort seems rather isolated so I hope it's not alot.Edited: 01 July 2010, 16:42