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#55699 - 08/04/02 12:18 AM cell phones in belize?  
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superfooch Offline
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My dad is coming down for a couple of months, where can he get reasonable local cell phone service from in belize?

what are typical rates for local service?

thanks in advance!

#55700 - 08/04/02 10:11 PM Re: cell phones in belize?  
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d-jon Offline
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I know that the car rental agents at the airport rents pre-paid cell phone for US$5.00 per day and then you buy your phone cards as you need them.

I am not sure if you can just rent a phone if you're not renting a car.

Hi, trina I would suggest the Orange Walk area. There is a lot to offer there. In particular there is the Lamanai Outpost lodge that offers exactly what you're looking for. You can contact me if you need more info at
#55701 - 08/04/02 10:22 PM Re: cell phones in belize?  
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JmHanna Offline
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The words 'reasonable' and 'phone'
are/is an oxymoron in Belize.

#55702 - 08/04/02 10:47 PM Re: cell phones in belize?  
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susangg Offline
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No such animal.
Tell him to pick a hotel that offers phones in the rooms (many don't) and before he leaves, tell him to go to and purchase some prepaid phone cards that can be used IN Belize to call TO wherever he wants to call, and tell him to make sure he uses them rather than calling direct or he may have a very unpleasant surprise when he gets his hotel bill.

Susan Guberman-Garcia, Attorney at Law. Phone: 510-792-2639
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#55703 - 08/05/02 09:01 AM Re: cell phones in belize?  
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Most U.S. cell phones can be reprogrammed for use in Belize. You can have that done at the BTL office at the International airport. Last time I checked the cost was around US$50. Then you just have to pay for the cost of outgoing phone service (incoming cell calls are free). In-country calls aren't that bad, but international calls are pricey. As noted, you can also rent a cell phone for US$5 a day from car rental agencies or from the BTL office at the airport. But you still have to pay for outgoing calls, so with rental the total cost is likely to be US$200 or more a month.

--Lan Sluder

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