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Phone Network Coverage

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Phone Network Coverage

I know that 3 network doesn't work in Margarita. Anybody any ideas what networks work and what sort of phone I need (quad band or tri band) was thinking of buying a cheap pay as you go, so that I can use this while away.

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1. Re: Phone Network Coverage

If you want a phone for the island a cheap pay as you go is a good option. The CDMA phone I bought in March cost me about $25us and it was activated before I left the store.

Two companies are operating GSM networks.

Digitel has an GSM 900 network.

Movilnet is setting up a GSM 850 network. I'm not sure if its operational yet.

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Tri bands work no probs, when we were there in July Orange also didnt work, I'm with O2 and they worked fine :)

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3. Re: Phone Network Coverage

We went few weeks ago to the Dunes, and you're right - my 3 phone didn't work, but my husbands did and he's with Toucan.

There's an internet cafe there and it's very cheap to use, I kept in touch with family/friends that way.

Have a great time

Sydney, Australia
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Movistar is also operating currently a GSM network, so you have another local option, the frequency is 850.

Hope this helps.


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Hi, I always take my Quad band vodafone mobile and it works fine. I only use ito to text though as mega expensive to receive or make calls from there.

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6. Re: Phone Network Coverage

hi, been to margarita 3 times and had no probs with vodaphone aoart from the cost, just get your roaming switched on and it will find a network

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7. Re: Phone Network Coverage

When going on holiday I also let my phone have a holiday, I turn it off at the airport and only turn it back on when I return.

Remember it's not that long ago when we used to holiday without them quite happily.

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