Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#422732 - 11/21/11 02:21 AM Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop
FyreDragn Offline
Would like to buy an internet dongle for laptop for either Smart or Digicell.
_________________________
Former US Army OIF Veteran (Two 15 month tours)
Former Civilian Contractor (Iraq - 3 years)


Top
#422734 - 11/21/11 02:34 AM Re: Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop [Re: FyreDragn]
SimonB Offline
This is the one you get from BTL: http://www.amazon.com/4596-3G-Mobile-Bro...9189&sr=8-3

You can save a bit buying online but by the time you pay duty and shipping you may as well get it from BTL.

Top
#422741 - 11/21/11 03:12 AM Re: Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop [Re: FyreDragn]
PROBUS Offline
The SMART one (CDMA) costs Bz$185, and there are choices of data packages. If their phone calls are anything to go by, performance will be more reliable than from Digicell - though I have no direct experience.

Top
#422743 - 11/21/11 04:31 AM Re: Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop [Re: PROBUS]
FyreDragn Offline
Originally Posted By: PROBUS
The SMART one (CDMA) costs Bz$185, and there are choices of data packages. If their phone calls are anything to go by, performance will be more reliable than from Digicell - though I have no direct experience.


I think this weeks San Pedro newspaper shows a $90BZ package of some kind, was curious though if anyone had one they wanted to part with before getting a brand new one.

Have you had any experience with these USB dongles?
_________________________
Former US Army OIF Veteran (Two 15 month tours)
Former Civilian Contractor (Iraq - 3 years)


Top
#422749 - 11/21/11 01:30 PM Re: Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop [Re: FyreDragn]
SimonB Offline
I use the BTL one when I'm out sailing and it works fine for me.

Top
#422752 - 11/21/11 01:47 PM Re: Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop [Re: FyreDragn]
FyreDragn Offline
Thanks for the info everyone. I travel throughout Belize quite a bit, is the coverage area for the BTL one good?
_________________________
Former US Army OIF Veteran (Two 15 month tours)
Former Civilian Contractor (Iraq - 3 years)


Top
#422772 - 11/21/11 04:13 PM Re: Wanted: Internet dongle for laptop [Re: FyreDragn]
PROBUS Offline
Originally Posted By: FyreDragn
I think this weeks San Pedro newspaper shows a $90BZ package of some kind

Yes, but they don't mention that you also have to buy the dongle for Bz$185. I know - I went into SMART to sign up.

As to signal strength, I find Digicell reliable when away from buildings, such as out on the water, but in town there are some dead areas. I only bought a SMART phone in addition to Digicell because Digicell doesn't work reliably in or near my house.

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
3 registered (azbob, IGAmel, dabunk), 42 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,672 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,047 Topics
462,273 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.