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Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

Edmonton, Canada
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Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

I am leaving for Cuban vacations I am finding conflicting reports about bringing GPS Smart phone to Cuba.. is it allowed or will be confiscated.

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1. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

No problems with GPS equipped phones. They don't bother with cell phones at all. Only problems are with stand-alone GPS units.

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2. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

You have travelled recently with your phone??I I am little worried ... I have brand new Phone.

Thanks so much !

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3. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

No problems with GPS smart phones.., just make sure your data is turned off though.

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4. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

Thanks!

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5. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

Julie B, I've been going to Cuba twice a year for the past 5 years.. with an iPhone, a Blackberry, and my husband with his Android, all GPS enabled, all non-issues.

Trust us :)

K B
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6. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

What is the problem with standalone units? I had been wanting to bring my handheld GPS (Garmin Dakota 10) so I could do some geocaching!

(Also does anyone know where I can find a list of what is/is not allowed, etc?)

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7. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

GPS by itself is prohibited to bring into Cuba. Against their import regs.

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8. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

“(Also does anyone know where I can find a list of what is/is not allowed, etc?)”

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Here is an article from TA member Bellagio about what you can / can’t bring to Cuba:

tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g147270-c180301/Cuba:C…

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9. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

You will actually need to print the geocaches prior to going there and most of them will have spoilers of where to find them. I am not sure why they are not allowed but might be some ppl dont use them and try to get off the island with directions to the US

BTW I took my Galexy Note 2 with no problem in October

Edited: 10 January 2014, 16:10
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10. Re: Bring Smart phone to Cuba with GPS??

Yes they would need a good GPS to get across those dreaded "shark infested" waters to Florida.