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#110679 - 11/01/05 06:09 PM Broadband internet access  
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What is the availability of broadband internet access in SP? Cable or DSL? Did I hear correctly that all of Belize is now a WiFi hotspot? Or is it just in selected hotels, condos, resorts, etc?

#110680 - 11/01/05 06:10 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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Don't know about the WiFi, Digicell does provide access to cell phones now. DSL is in and runs $100 per month.

#110681 - 11/01/05 06:12 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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All of Belize does not even have electricity or regular phone service, let alone WiFi.

#110682 - 11/01/05 06:18 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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me thinks( no, knows) Tag has bad info.

Think about it - how in the hell could the whole country be a hotspot? As dabunk says, infrastructure for the basics we yanks take for granted do not exist countrywide.

Some resorts do, yes, for a small daily fee.


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#110683 - 11/01/05 06:20 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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Actually cell phones have very good coverage across the entire country and you can now access the internet on your cell phone so it's not a stretch to WiFi. If anything, Belize has kept up well on the wireless side, if access only cost what it did in the US.

#110684 - 11/01/05 06:21 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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BZ has better cell coverage than we do here in Maine, actually. Just didn't do the connect...thx Simon.


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#110685 - 11/01/05 06:23 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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Simon, The cell coverage in Belize is not nearly country wide, not even 50%. Check BTL tower locations on their map. Around the major cities yes, but that is a small part of Belize.

#110686 - 11/01/05 06:30 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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I've been all over the country from PG to Benque and BC to Corozal and out on the waters from North to South and have experienced very few outages. I even had friends working at the Caracol site that I was able to call as far back as 2002. I was even able to get access on the water from Livingston, Guatemala. Things have improved over the last few years.

#110687 - 11/01/05 07:31 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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Well good.
So while in BZ if I get a BZ cell phone will I be able to recieve calls from the US? Will I be charged extra? Can I make calls to the US on the cell phone or is it just in country? Thanks


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#110688 - 11/01/05 08:08 PM Re: Broadband internet access  
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Simon, is DSL $100 BZ or $100 US ?


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