The iphone works as a phone anywhere in Belize if unlocked. It also has wifi capabilities which means that if you have wifi at your house, you have internet on the phone. You can setup your email accounts on the phone as well as surf the web and a plethora of other utilities. With so many wifi points on the island, by the time I get home I usually have all of my emails on the phone just from passing hotels and unlocked wifi spots that the phone will detect and connect to. You can also get a phone plan with data included from BTL. The only thing is that BTL runs on a very slow GPRS network, so if you have a GSM/GPRS device, including 2G or 3G they will operate at very slow speeds, 9.6kbs max...2G meaning second generation aka digital, and 3G the latest and greatest. But when it comes to the iPhone, the 3G and 2G have the same functions. You would only notice a difference on more modern networks like in the States or EU.