South America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Chile cell phone and sim card advice needed

Jump to last reply

Hello -

Just did a search on the forum, didn't see anything recent in regards to cell phone and sim card use in Chile/South America. Looking for advice, thanks in advance.

Need to be reachable by phone (voice service) in Chile for two weeks, I've been told by Verizon that my Verizon/Android device can be used for wifi and texting but no voice service while in Chile.

SIM Card Only
I have never done the SIM card change with my device, any suggestions on that? Are those available in the airport upon arrival? Is there a particular kind/brand to get? Tips and tricks on how to buy? Pitfalls?

Cheap phone and SIM card
I read a couple of European cell phone use threads where people buy cheap phones in the US and then get SIM cards upon arrival. Anyone experience hiccups with that approach in South America? Any other tips and tricks there?

Thanks again,
Alicia

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Trip Report - Very Long
  2. 2 Trip Report Rio, Ouro Preto and Inhotim trip report
  3. 3 Heart of the Inca
  4. 4 Connection in Lima, practical for 3 hours?
  5. 5 Wet suits in Galapagos
  6. 6 Trip Report Peru and Brazil: A South American Adventure
  7. 7 Amazon lodges or cruises
  8. 8 Trip Report Senior Citizen's wonderful trip to Sacred Valley thanks to Great Tour Guide
  9. 9 Tupiza to Tilcara
  10. 10 Trip Report Pisco Dreams; Nine Days in the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Lima
  11. 11 Trip Report 8 Days in Peru
  12. 12 Hostels in Oruro during Carnaval?
  13. 13 Trip Report Travel with my boyfriend of 4 years to Brazil!
  14. 14 Anniversary of 9/11/01
  15. 15 2 weeks Ecuador, no car, flying to Guayaquil, most accessible places to go?
  16. 16 Transportation in Ecuador
  17. 17 NW of Argentina
  18. 18 adventure tour on the Amazon
  19. 19 Amazon Rainforest Indigenous Peoples
  20. 20 Ten days in Ecuador
  21. 21 amazon jungle trips
  22. 22 Trip Report Trip report/blog - Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest
  23. 23 Urgent Help Required Regarding International Transit Through Brazil.
  24. 24 Lost andean immigration card for Ecuador - problem on exit?
  25. 25 Dollars, sols or credit cards in Peru?
View next 25 » Back to the top