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Phones #455310
01/15/13 05:01 PM
01/15/13 05:01 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
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Coeur d'Alene Idaho, USA
champion Offline OP
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Where am I going to buy a local phone on Ambergris?
Or what can I bring down to have converted for my island phone?

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Re: Phones [Re: champion] #455311
01/15/13 05:07 PM
01/15/13 05:07 PM
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Rent a phone from Dianne at Quicksilver Messenger Service. She has an ad on Tacogirl with her phone # and email address. I get one everytime I come down.

Re: Phones [Re: Edwardo] #455319
01/15/13 07:17 PM
01/15/13 07:17 PM
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Here is Dianne's contact information

Re: Phones [Re: champion] #455360
01/16/13 08:09 AM
01/16/13 08:09 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 29
Philadelphia PA USA
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I had my US carrier unlock my phone (free), then bought a SIM card in Belize (~$25US). I buy pre-paid credit as needed, often on the days with double/triple credit. I can retrieve messages from my US phone if & when I want, and a select few people I give my Belizean number. It's the cheapest solution I've found. One little wrinkle: if the BZE phone is inactive for more than 3 months, the SIM card becomes useless. So, if I'm away longer than that I have someone top me up a little.

Re: Phones [Re: champion] #455757
01/20/13 12:43 PM
01/20/13 12:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 664
San Pedro
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If your phone takes a card, you can have your regular phone unlocked and put a Digicell card in it while you are here. Then when you go back to the States, I think as long as you phone your Belize number you can keep your phone active. I will ask a couple of friends, I think this is the way they do it

Re: Phones [Re: lil'red] #455928
01/21/13 11:35 PM
01/21/13 11:35 PM
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Posts: 131
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When I had to replace my SIM card 2 weeks ago, the ladies at the BTL office told me to call or text my Belize phone every 2 months and that would keep my SIM card from expiring between visits.

Re: Phones [Re: champion] #456138
01/23/13 06:59 PM
01/23/13 06:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 391
Nobody You Know Offline
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You can ask them to not "time out" your phone for non use. Renting a phone is not really only an option if you are not planning on returning from time to time. More expensive than the other options mentioned above...

Re: Phones [Re: champion] #456197
01/24/13 10:50 AM
01/24/13 10:50 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,825
Ontario, Canada
Hon Offline
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You can update your phone minutes on line through Marie at Gecko Graphics for as little as $5US per month. You will have kept your number active and have a balance so that your phone is usable as soon as you hit the ground.

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Re: Phones [Re: Hon] #456207
01/24/13 12:02 PM
01/24/13 12:02 PM
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Posts: 2,965
Coeur d'Alene Idaho, USA
champion Offline OP
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That is my plan exactly. Buy a few dollars quarterly and be ready to fly at landing.

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