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BTL/Digicell SIM cards for foreign GSM phones #219582
07/03/05 06:36 PM
07/03/05 06:36 PM
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Does anybody have experience with bringing a foreign GSM phone down to CC?

After some research it appears you need the following:

- A Digicell SIM card which includes basic starter minutes and account infomration (phone # etc)
- A GSM phone that supports 1900 MHz radio frequency.
- Either a pre-paid card or a premium plan with BTL/Digicell for service.

Many internet outlets are selling "SIM starter packages" for Digicell service while traveling in Belize. They include a phone # and some startup minutes. For example:
http://www.telestial.com/products/belize_sim.htm

My questions:

- Has anybody successfully used an "unlocked" foreign/US GSM phone to receive service from Digicell. If so, did you encounter problems or have better success with one phone manufacturer vs another.

- How is the quality of either incoming or outgoing international calls?

- Does the basic service work in CC as well as it may in the cities?

- Are the SMS and/or data features at all what you may experience in US/EU? The Digicell site suggests a data services that is pending release.

Any other comments would be appreciated.

Thanks

Re: BTL/Digicell SIM cards for foreign GSM phones #219583
07/04/05 02:20 AM
07/04/05 02:20 AM
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Try T-Mobile V-80 or any like Motorola that can change chips

Re: BTL/Digicell SIM cards for foreign GSM phones #219584
07/07/05 09:11 AM
07/07/05 09:11 AM
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Caye Caulker, Belize
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I have bought several used "unlocked" gsm phones on Ebay, had them mailed to me in Belize, inserted a BTL digicell SIM chip and have them all work fine.

Once you have pre-paid phone service activated (with the SIM card), you can then receive and make international calls quite easily.

Thanks and cheers,
Wendy


Wendy Auxillou
Auxillou Beach Suites
Caye Caulker, Belize
www.auxilloubeachsuites.com

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