Telephone Service

If you are calling Aruba from abroad, the area code and country code is (297).

Aruba offers several options to call internationally; you can use the land line, you will have to dial the outside code and then the number.

You can also call collect or use your credit card to place a phone call. You can place a collect call or credit card call at any of the blue phones located mostly at the lobbies of your hotel and also in the downtown area. The phones have instructions on how to place the calls.

It is highly advisable to purchase and use calling cards in order to make international phone calls. The calling cards can be obtained through out the island at gas stations, mini markets, supermarkets and at the various Setar teleshops. Cards, like the Ventaha usually vary between $5, $15, $20 and $30. ( Note: Pre-Paid calling cards that are commonly sold in the United States are not able to be used in Aruba.)

Another calling card available in Aruba is the Irie Card.  These cards can be used from any land line or cell phone and are not limited to Setar Teleshops.  Available in many stores, hotel shops, souvenir shops, car rentals, super markets in the island,  Irie Cards may also be purchased online.

Local Telephone Rates:

  • From Monday thru Friday:
    Between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm the local telephone rate is Afl. 0.16 every 3 minutes.
    Between 07:00 pm - 7:00 am the local telephone rate is Afl. 0.16 every 5 minutes

  • Weekend rates:
    From Friday 7:00 pm thru Monday 7:00 am the local telephone rate is Afl. 0.16 every 5 minutes.

 


International Telephone Rates

 

Please note: Prices are in Aruban Florins (AWG).
For more information about a country that does not appear on this screen please call 118 for information.

Country Daytime Nighttime & Weekends


 
North America Peak Off-Peak 
United states 0.49 0.39 
Canada 0.59 0.49 
Hawaii 0.59 0.49 
Alaska 0.59 0.49 
Greenland 0.59 0.49 
 
Central America 
Panama 1.62 1.32 
Mexico 1.62 1.32 
Other Central American Countries 1.62 1.32 
 
South America 
Venezuela 0.49 0.39 
Guyana 1.99 1.49 
Colombia 0.49 0.39 
Suriname 1.62 1.32 
Brasil 0.75 0.45 
Ecuador 1.99 1.49 
Peru 0.75 0.65 
Argentina 1.62 1.32 
Chile 1.62 1.32 
Bolivia 1.62 1.32 
Uruguay 1.62 1.32 
French Guyana 1.62 1.32 
 
Caribbean 
Netherlands Antilles 0.72 0.52 
Puerto Rico 0.59 0.49 
Santo Domingo 0.49 0.39 
U.S. Virgin Islands 0.79 0.69 
Trinidad & Tobago 1.62 1.32 
Jamaica 1.62 1.32 
Haiti 1.62 1.32 
Cuba 1.62 1.32 
Bahamas 1.62 1.32 
French Antilles 1.62 1.32 
Bermuda 1.62 1.32 
St. Barths 1.62 1.32 
Other Caribbean Islands 1.62 1.32 
 
Europe 
Netherlands 0.79 0.69 
Germany 0.89 0.79 
Spain 1.62 1.32 
Zweden 1.62 1.32 
Switserland 1.62 1.32 
Italy 1.62 1.32 
Belgium 1.62 1.32 
France 1.62 1.32 
Finland 1.62 1.32 
Denmark 1.62 1.32 
Norway 1.62 1.32 
Greece 1.62 1.32 
Portugal 1.62 1.32 
Poland 1.62 1.32 
Austria 1.62 1.32 
Hungary 1.62 1.32 
Ireland 1.62 1.32 
Luxemburg 1.62 1.32 
Malta 1.62 1.32 
Other European Countries 1.99 1.49 
 
Rest of the World 
South Africa 1.55  
China 0.79 0.69 
India 0.79 0.69 
Australia 1.59  
New Zealand 1.59  
Philiphines 0.79 0.69 
Hong Kong 1.59  
Japan 1.59  
South Korea 1.59  
Taiwan 1.59  
Singapore 1.59  
Thailand 1.59  
Indonesia 1.59  
Malaysia 1.59  
Other Countries 3.49 3.29 

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Cellular Phones

Cellular roaming service and GSM capabilities are normal in Aruba. Please contact your local service provider about the features and rates before traveling to Aruba.

Setar N.V. and Digicel have Kiosks and help desk at the arrival hall at the airport in order to provide more information. Cellular phone rentals require that an individual show proper identification, such as a passport. A deposit is usually required.

More cellular phone rental companies are availabe to provide you a professional service. Your cellular phone number will be given to you ahead of time so you can leave it behind for your calling parties.  Reservations for cellular phones can be made before travelling to Aruba. Your phone will be ready for you upon arrival at the Airport or it is delivered to your hotel.