Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#462625 - 04/18/13 03:11 PM Using iPhone 5 in Belize?
Canvasback13 Offline
I will be traveling to Belize next month. I want to try to use my iPhone on Digicel with a prepaid sim. I am working on getting it unlocked.

Does anyone know if Digicel sells prepaid nano sims that work in an iPhone 5?

Thanks!

Top
#462630 - 04/18/13 05:34 PM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Canvasback13]
Amanda Syme Offline
Yes they do. I think they are $50 BZ with $10 credit. However.... you will need to register the card at the phone company before it can be used so be sure to go to the phone company armed with your passport and the device and be willing to spend about an hour registering the card.

Top
#462682 - 04/19/13 12:47 PM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Amanda Syme]
Canvasback13 Offline
ok, thanks. An hour to buy a sim card! Thats crazy. You can just pick them up off the shelf here in the US

Top
#462701 - 04/19/13 03:59 PM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Canvasback13]
Amanda Syme Offline
Yes and being able to buy "disposable" phones is one of the reasons the US is vulnerable to untraceable terrorists.

Here in Belize our sim cards are registered to an owner - and I believe that the phone devices themselves will be registered to an owner too soon. This means that there is a starting point for authorities to begin a search in cases where criminal activity is suspected. This should help them to quickly track down and apprehend kidnappers, terrorists, drug dealers etc. Sure we have to give up some of our "rights to privacy," but I have nothing to hide so it doesn't bother me. And it might end up protecting me and my family.

Top
#462734 - 04/20/13 11:08 AM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Amanda Syme]
Canvasback13 Offline
I understand, and don't mind registering. I just want to save time. But remember your cell phone networks are open to devices from anywhere, they are just very expensive to use. Prepaid anonymous phones can be bought in many countries and then used in Belize.

I need to local sim because I don't want to accumulate a massive bill during my time in belize. I doubt this is a concern for drub dealers and terrorists.

Top
#462762 - 04/20/13 02:09 PM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Canvasback13]
SimonB Offline
It's the law in Mexico and other countries and likely it will be adopted in the US at some point in time. The days of disposable phones are numbered.

Top
#464089 - 05/11/13 04:51 PM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Canvasback13]
Canvasback13 Offline
update: i was able to buy a nano sim at the BTL office in belize city. I believe it was only $22BD. No cutting of sim required.

Top
#464113 - 05/12/13 12:07 AM Re: Using iPhone 5 in Belize? [Re: Canvasback13]
bobcat bill Offline
drub dealers??

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
1 registered (1 invisible), 26 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,672 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,021 Topics
462,212 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.