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#253289 - 12 April 18 7:34 pm - America/Chicago How to set up and use my unlocked iPhone?
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So in anticipation of my annual upcoming trip to Belize, I bought an unlocked iPhone 5S on Amazon. I want to use it exclusively when I'm in Belize.

I was going to set it up here but one of the first questions it asks is what country I'm in. Belize is one of the choices.

So I thought I would wait until I get there, then swing by BTL and get a SIM card and phone number, then set it up.

Any issue with my using a USA credit card?

Are there some sort of restrictions if it's a native Belize phone? I won't be buying music or apps, just want to use it as a phone.

I'm hoping this is the last time I have to deal with the phone in Belize issue for a while. I used to rent crummy little cell phones every year from BTL. Then I bought a cheap Android unlocked phone from Best Buy but it was rubbish and used it for only one trip. Then I bought an unlocked Amazon Fire Phone when the price was reduced to almost nothing and used it the last two trips. But the SIM card was difficult to install plus I could barely hear the person on the other end, which made it a pita. I'm familiar with the iPhone platform, so I thought I would give this a try.


Edited by Downing (12 April 18 7:59 pm - America/Chicago)

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#253298 - 14 April 18 1:15 pm - America/Chicago Re: How to set up and use my unlocked iPhone? [Re: Downing]
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Should be no probs, you can get a monthly pay as you go contract when you get the Sim which you can revatilize whenever you are in country. As to usage down loads etc that is just controlled by costs really, the more you use the more it costs. Not usually any problems with US credit cards.
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#253299 - 14 April 18 1:17 pm - America/Chicago Re: How to set up and use my unlocked iPhone? [Re: Downing]
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Should be no probs, you can get a monthly pay as you go contract when you get the Sim which you can revatilize whenever you are in country. As to usage down loads etc that is just controlled by costs really, the more you use the more it costs. Not usually any problems with US credit cards.
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#253300 - 14 April 18 5:46 pm - America/Chicago Re: How to set up and use my unlocked iPhone? [Re: britinbelize]
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Registered: 01 March 12
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Loc: Portland, Oregon USA
Originally Posted By: britinbelize
Should be no probs, you can get a monthly pay as you go contract when you get the Sim which you can revatilize whenever you are in country. As to usage down loads etc that is just controlled by costs really, the more you use the more it costs. Not usually any problems with US credit cards.


Thanks. I'm really hoping I've finally found the solution.

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