Calling from Dominican Republic

 Some Options for Saving Money On Your Calls

When traveling, a major concern for many is calling from Dominican Republic and figuring out the most cost effective way to keep in touch with those back home.

If you have traveled outside of your country and called home then you know how expensive it can be to let loved ones know that you are fine, or to keep in touch with work. When traveling to the Dominican Republic there are a few things that you can do and few tips to know to help calling back home less expensive.

First, the phone system in the Punta Cana and the rest of the country works similarly to the phone system in the United States.

If you are in a major city or a tourists' area there are usually call centers that are open for people to use from 8 to 10 pm. The Dominican Republic also has internet cafes where if you have a service such as Skype, you can be calling from Dominican Republic on your laptop.

Another option to consider is the calling card.

Man using a cellphone in vacationCalling cards can be bought on the net, or when you arrive in the country. The first recommendation if you are looking at getting a Dominican Republic calling card is to shop around. There are some calling cards that are going to cost you $25 and only give you around 45 minutes of talk time, you will also find others that for $10 you can have 372 minutes of talk time.

There are some calling cards that will charge a connection fee and there are others that don't. So do not buy the very first calling card you find. Calling cards are handy because you can use them from any phone whether public or private.

Other choice you may want to think about is using your cell phone.

If you are considering using your cell phone then check with your service provider to make sure you can get service while calling from Dominican Republic. You also have the option of renting a cell phone while you are on vacation. You can find rental agencies in most airports and commercial offices. If you are planning on traveling during the peak season you will want to call in advance and make a reservation for a phone. Just as with the hotel and car, don't leave this necessity to chance thinking you can wait until you get there to worry about it.

There are other options to staying in touch with work and family in Punta Cana. Most major resorts realize that we live in a world where staying connected is essential and providing effective ways for guests to communicate with people back home can draw more business to their resort, that is why they are offering Internet. If nothing else this allows you to send and receive emails either from a computer at the hotel or from your own laptop.

If you are planning on connecting online it is highly recommended that for travel purposes you create an additional free email account. This way you will be able to access your email from any computer, anywhere at any time.
Traveling doesn't mean that you have to break the bank to stay in touch with family, friends and work. You have multiple options such as calling cards, cell phones (rental or your own) and the Internet.

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