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#81596 - 03/03/04 10:55 PM Phoning Home?
minnie Offline
Hi all...will be arriving Friday, March 5th. Can't wait. Have been reading the board for quite some time, but I am still unclear about the easiest/least expensive way to call to the USA. Only need to make two or three calls (hopefully). A while ago someone mentioned a BLT or BTL card?? Can you purchase them there? Any information would be helpful.

#81597 - 03/03/04 11:19 PM Re: Phoning Home?
cambriagal Offline
You can buy a prepaid phone card nearly anywhere. I buy a $50.BZE (thats equal to $25USD) and I call home twice on that. Theynow also have great pay phones that will allow you to call collect and they are at the streets/hotels, easy access.

#81598 - 03/03/04 11:29 PM Re: Phoning Home?
minnie Offline
please pardon my ingnorance but, when you say you can buy prepaid cards anywhere, do you mean in Ambergris Caye or do you purchase the card at home??

#81599 - 03/03/04 11:55 PM Re: Phoning Home?
captjeff Offline
minnie sorry for jumping in .you buy the cards in town there sold everywear or you can go to coconuts internet cafe in town next to mannelys ice cream they have service to the states and it is easy,,...live the dream and enjoy
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#81600 - 03/04/04 12:43 AM Re: Phoning Home?
cambriagal Offline
BTL (Belize Telecommunications Ltd) also has phone booths that you can call home from.

#81601 - 03/04/04 02:06 AM Re: Phoning Home?
toad Offline
card are a huge pain in the ass....it's not that much more to dial direct....it's only money....

#81602 - 03/04/04 02:23 AM Re: Phoning Home?
Chloe Offline
I agree with Toad, OR arrange a time for your folks back home to call you in your room.
Dare To Deviate

#81603 - 03/04/04 01:54 PM Re: Phoning Home?
o jackie Offline
I remember when I called home this last visit in January, I used the phone service at Island Internet, from what I figured,the phone calls were under $1.00US a minute. So what it seemed was the longer I talked the price went down per minute,if I am correct a 20 minute call only cost $13.00US.I thought they had made a mistake, but it was not, that is just the way it was.

I have used calling cards before, but sometimes you have to pay a service fee at the hotels and sometimes it is hard to get an AT&T operator.
So, it seems to be a very good deal and now it is my only choice. I hope this helps.


#81604 - 03/04/04 03:49 PM Re: Phoning Home?
minnie Offline
Thanks everyone...I am super excited now. Less than 7 hours at work and I am on my way to what I hope will be 10 fabulous days of fun, sun, sand and relaxation!

#81605 - 03/05/04 03:23 AM Re: Phoning Home?
Pedro1 Offline
Ccoconet internet and island internet charge 1 usd per minute - it is also cheaper than using a phone card-AT&T/Sprint do not work here -if you use your cc there is a service charge of 13usd plus a ridiculous amount per minute-if you phone from a hotel it is around 5usd per minute-if you use a phone booth everyone hears the conversation-both internet cafes can provide private calls

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