Sorry CHOOCHOO, GSM 1900 phones have been working here for quite some time. You always see tourists on their cell phones these days. Not all phones work but most do. If your provider doesn't work but your phone is GSM then you can buy a pre-paid chip for $50BZ (including a $10 calling card) at C's, Sea Turtle or BTL and you're all set. I have a Nokia 7210 that I purchased unlocked in the states and it works fine.