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#455310 - 01/15/13 11:01 PM Phones
champion Offline
Where am I going to buy a local phone on Ambergris?
Or what can I bring down to have converted for my island phone?
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#455311 - 01/15/13 11:07 PM Re: Phones [Re: champion]
Edwardo Offline
Rent a phone from Dianne at Quicksilver Messenger Service. She has an ad on Tacogirl with her phone # and email address. I get one everytime I come down.

#455319 - 01/16/13 01:17 AM Re: Phones [Re: Edwardo]
Philus Offline
Here is Dianne's contact information


#455360 - 01/16/13 02:09 PM Re: Phones [Re: champion]
cleanhead Offline
I had my US carrier unlock my phone (free), then bought a SIM card in Belize (~$25US). I buy pre-paid credit as needed, often on the days with double/triple credit. I can retrieve messages from my US phone if & when I want, and a select few people I give my Belizean number. It's the cheapest solution I've found. One little wrinkle: if the BZE phone is inactive for more than 3 months, the SIM card becomes useless. So, if I'm away longer than that I have someone top me up a little.

#455757 - 01/20/13 06:43 PM Re: Phones [Re: champion]
lil'red Offline
If your phone takes a card, you can have your regular phone unlocked and put a Digicell card in it while you are here. Then when you go back to the States, I think as long as you phone your Belize number you can keep your phone active. I will ask a couple of friends, I think this is the way they do it

#455928 - 01/22/13 05:35 AM Re: Phones [Re: lil'red]
debbief Offline
When I had to replace my SIM card 2 weeks ago, the ladies at the BTL office told me to call or text my Belize phone every 2 months and that would keep my SIM card from expiring between visits.

#456138 - 01/24/13 12:59 AM Re: Phones [Re: champion]
Nobody You Know Offline
You can ask them to not "time out" your phone for non use. Renting a phone is not really only an option if you are not planning on returning from time to time. More expensive than the other options mentioned above...

#456197 - 01/24/13 04:50 PM Re: Phones [Re: champion]
Hon Offline
You can update your phone minutes on line through Marie at Gecko Graphics for as little as $5US per month. You will have kept your number active and have a balance so that your phone is usable as soon as you hit the ground.

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#456207 - 01/24/13 06:02 PM Re: Phones [Re: Hon]
champion Offline
That is my plan exactly. Buy a few dollars quarterly and be ready to fly at landing.
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