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#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?


#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.

#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

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

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


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