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How to buy cheap minutes to call people in Haiti for $0.19 easily

Save money by buying cheap minutes to call Haiti.
Learn how to save money by buying cheap minutes to call Haiti.

Calling and texting people in Haiti is still expensive despite having Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Viber, and many others that allow you to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world for free.

Using the apps may not be an issue for someone who lives in the U.S. because the Internet is easily accessible, cheap, and even free sometimes.

But to someone who lives in Haiti where the Internet is less accessible, expensive, and most of the time slow, it is a big deal because the cost can add up very quickly.

Another problem is the steep fees the phone card companies charge when you use their card to call Haiti. For instance, let's say you are in the U.S. you buy a $2-$5 prepaid phone card to call Haiti.

They will charge you $0.33 per minute, a connection fee, a service charge fee, and a weekly fee until there is nothing left on the card.

In addition, their customer service phone number does not always work when you call to complain.

Basically you are wasting tons of money every time you use one of those stupid phone cards.

Listen, money doesn't grow on trees. You can do better!

So, how do you call and text people in Haiti from the United States or any other country in the world without spending a lot of money?

In this step-by-step guide I am going to show you how I buy minutes to call and text people in Haiti for cheap every month.

How to call and text Haiti from the USA for cheap

how do you call people from haiti

Let me show you step-by-step how I buy minutes for $0.19 to call Haiti any time on any device I prefer every month.

We are going to to use a company named Xoom by PayPal.

What is so good and special about this company?
  • They offer the cheapest rate you can find anywhere in the world. $0.19 per minute.
  • They will give you %10 every time your referral buys minutes.
  • They don't charge service fees or weekly fees.
  • They don't charge connection fees.
  • They have excellent customer service (you can call or e-mail them any time).
To start making calls right away follow the steps below:

1) Create an account. Once you are on the homepage click the "sign up" button at the top right side of the page

2) Fill out the form or provide your Facebook credentials to sign up. On that page, they ask for your name, your country, your phone number, your email, choose a password, finally check the box next to "Agree to terms and conditions". Then click "create a free account".

3) At this point your Xoom account is created, and you are automatically login. You will see the message in the image below. I always choose to make a free call.

4) You will be taken to a following page when you chose "make a free call". You will be asked to provide information for the person you want to call, then click the green button to chose if you want to use a land line phone or cellphone.

5) Now, you are on the page where you can chose your device type to make your first call. If you are using a desktop to follow this tutorial you can make the call if there is a microphone attached to it.

Laptop and tablet are usually equipped with microphone by default. So, go ahead, and test it out. But, I chose to use my phone.

how to buy minute for haiti

6) When you click the "Make your free call now" green button, you will be taken to a page where you can chose your local phone number to make your free call like it shows in the image below. If you chose the computer option, you will be directly connected.

7) Once you click continue, you will see the number you need to call. Whenever you need to call that person from Haiti just dial that number.

That's it.

It will look like you're calling a local number, but you are indeed calling Haiti. Just relax, and let the phone rings.

Note: You don't need to know what Haiti area code is because the system will fill in all that details for you. Remember this is a pinless phone service.

Anyway Haiti area code is: 509 in case you need it.

Call your people in Haiti

Your account is now set up. You can now do the following:

  • add all your local Haitian numbers in the system one by one, 
  • add minutes to your account, 
  • and finally add those local numbers Xoom generated for you on your cellphone.

Once this is done, you can start making international phone calls to friends and family in Haiti fast and easy.

8) To proceed, click on the button "I made my first call". Then, you can either chose to add minutes or go to the dashboard of your account. It looks like this:

how to text haiti for free (snapchat)

9) I chose to go to my dashboard just so I can get a feel for the system. Also you can add minutes and manage all aspects of the account through the dashboard.

10) To add credit, click the yellow "add credit" button. To add contacts click "contacts". To get cheap minutes, click "subscriptions". I chose subscription for now, but I'll add all my contacts later. It's very easy.
  1. I chose Haiti from the list of countries, and click on the "Haiti 100" minutes plan. Then click "buy now" button.
  2. I enter my billing address information, then I chose my method of payment. You can use a credit card, Paypal, or Ukash.
  3. Wait for a few minutes for the transaction to be processed. After five minutes have gone by you will see your minutes.
11) Now, add all your Haiti numbers to the system to get their local number equivalent. Here is how to do it.
  1. Click contacts 
  2. Click on add another  contact.
  3. Fill out the name, phone number, and country. 
That is all you need to do for every phone numbers you have for Haiti.

How to Call Haiti for the first time with prepaid minutes

If you are calling Haiti for the first time follow these simple steps:
  1. Dial "011". This is the United States phone exit code.
  2. Then dial "509". This is the country code for Haiti.
  3. Finally, dial the phone number you want to call. For example, "2931 2900".
Let's put it all together.

So, to call Haiti with a prepaid phone card you simply need to dial the number like this:

011 509 2931 2900

Haiti's top city phone area codes you probably didn't know about:

Port-au-Prince: 21
Port-de-Paix: 26
Cap-Haitien: 23
Mirebalais: 27
Les Cayes: 25
Gonaives: 22
Jacmel: 28

Remember Haiti only has two telephone comapnies: Natcom uses a "2" before the main number and Digicel uses a "3" before the main number.

Examples of Natcom and Digicel telephone number formats:

Natcom: 2 931 2100
Digicel: 3 931 2200

What is the best phone cards to call Haiti?

If you don't want to go through this process, there are many cheap phone cards you can get. They cost from $2-$10.

Just walk to any gas station in your neighborhood and get some. But remember they are a waste of money.

I prefer to use Xoom because I only pay $0.19 cent per minute. Those phone cards charge $0.33 not including all the surcharges.

Now people in Haiti don't have that flexibility when it comes to buying phone cards from multiple competitors. There are two phone companies in Haiti: digicelhaiti.com and Natcom.

That's it.

Whatever they charge you pay.

So, to add minutes to a phone in Haiti, you have to go through those two channels.

They usually offer some massive deals for people overseas. For example, they have promotions such as add $10 and they will multiply it by 5, 8, or 10 times the minutes.

It sounds great right? Well there is a catch. You must use all of the minutes in a very control set of time. For instance, use all your minutes in 15 days or lose it all. How interesting!

How to make free international calls & send text to Haiti 

Haiti phone company

To make free international calls to Haiti you need  apps such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Google calling app. You can send text and video chat as well.

The services are totally free to use but remember people in Haiti don't have unlimited Internet access. They will need to buy data every time they need to use those services.

Those are the best free apps you can use right now to connect with people in Haiti for absolutely free.

Take action and save some money right now

I just show you the cheapest and the best way to call people in Haiti. I hope you will stop wasting your money on phone cards.

Go buy cheap minutes to call Haiti right now. Supercharge your account, and start the convo with your peeps today.

Leave a comment below if you have any questions or need help with anything.

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