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Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: LaraTravelBelize] #347904
08/11/09 12:47 PM
08/11/09 12:47 PM
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San Pedro Town
belizeonthebeach Offline
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Can you keep the digicell #?

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: belizeonthebeach] #347907
08/11/09 01:48 PM
08/11/09 01:48 PM
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shuffles Offline OP
shuffles  Offline OP
No that's one of the main drawbacks to switching

Change your Latitude
Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: shuffles] #347911
08/11/09 03:17 PM
08/11/09 03:17 PM
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Posts: 609
San Pedro
Tim Callanan Offline
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B.T.L. told me you keep # for life. You don't have to keep credit on phone either.He did suggest that someone just call the cell to make sure it is still working.Customer service were very nice and helpful. They did mention that in certain spots the phone may not have reception much like the states,they will continue to upgrade service as time goes on.

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: Tim Callanan] #347941
08/11/09 07:24 PM
08/11/09 07:24 PM
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SimonB Offline

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You do keep your Digicell number but only if you're on a post paid plan. If you're on pre-paid you're out of luck (most of the time, I know of some who have had their number returned.)

I can tell you that while I'm in the TMM office there is no service at all. This was not the case several weeks ago. The only thing I can think of is that the Raeliens have placed a transmitter in the new Tropic building which is blocking the signal.

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: SimonB] #347952
08/11/09 08:19 PM
08/11/09 08:19 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 3,955
Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
Otteralum Offline
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Damn Raeliens.

I will have a Belikin -- put it on klcman's tab.
Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: Otteralum] #347966
08/11/09 10:07 PM
08/11/09 10:07 PM
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Posts: 477
San Pedro, AC
Caye Connect Offline
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I was at Costa Maya today and full signal (5 bars) on my Digicel phone - which is ~7mi north. I live less than a mile from the tower to the south and I cannot get any service in my wood house. The only service I get from the south is within direct vision of the tower - totally unobstructed. Seems that this problem is only affecting reception south of the tower - on a particular antenna.

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: Caye Connect] #347974
08/11/09 11:43 PM
08/11/09 11:43 PM
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Posts: 86
Casa Pokey 9 mi N San Pedro
Casa Pokey Jan Offline
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I live 2 miles north of Costa Maya and frequently have no service on my Digicell phone. Until about February we had decent Digicell service but since that time is it very sporadic. My Smart phone has service all of the time and the signal is strong even in remote parts of a concrete house.

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: Casa Pokey Jan] #347977
08/12/09 01:32 AM
08/12/09 01:32 AM
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Peter Jones Offline
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I don't know whether the Digicell network has simply become outdated because of rampant new development and building, or whether there are electronic faults that simply aren't being addressed. I suspect it's some of each. Until the new Harmouche building near Pedro's was erected I had good Digicell reception throughout my house. Now I have sketchy cover if any at all. So it's down to the new concrete building? Well, possibly not, as standing in the street alongside the building, and hence not shielded by it, I still only have patchy coverage whereas it used to be "perfect".

Either way, there is clearly a major problem that BTL seem to be doing nothing to sort out. Maybe they've decided that with the competition of Smart the mobile phone business is no longer an attractive business, and they're letting it die through attrition and natural wastage?

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: LaraTravelBelize] #347989
08/12/09 07:43 AM
08/12/09 07:43 AM
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GBZ39 Offline
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What system does SMART use? GSM or CDMA? It is GSM if you need a SIM card.

I've had BTL cancel my prepaid service when I in the US and they've also haven't cancelled it. When they did cancel it, I was able to get the same number back. It is always interesting to see what number I get when I'm in SP.

Might try SMART next time....

Re: DIGI CELL SERVICE [Re: GBZ39] #347999
08/12/09 09:01 AM
08/12/09 09:01 AM
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Posts: 609
San Pedro
Tim Callanan Offline
Tim Callanan  Offline
This is great feedback! I will print and fax to B.T.L. management and see what they have to say. They are getting better these days,lets see what happens.

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