South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Trip Report - 2 Weeks in Peru, July 2016
  2. 2 Need Lima restaurant recs
  3. 3 Southern Bolivia from Northwest Argentina?
  4. 4 Spring Break Trip to Peru in Mid-March!
  5. 5 Beach walk in Rio - Copacabana or Ipanema?
  6. 6 Expat meet up.
  7. 7 Mindo places with comfortable beds and flexible menus?
  8. 8 Time in Lima, then Guayaquil, Manta
  9. 9 Ecuador weather forecast - is it accurate?
  10. 10 Exciting Times in Colombia
  11. 11 Day Trip Ideas from Rio...
  12. 12 Best place to exchange USD for Peso
  13. 13 Galapagos - 11 full days
  14. 14 Trip Report Sixty days in Colombia
  15. 15 Video from Chile (Chiloé & Volcan Calbuco)
  16. 16 Colca Canyon Earthquake
  17. 17 Sketching Out a Rough Itinerary - First Trip to South America
  18. 18 2 Weeks in Colombia & the Galapagos Islands
  19. 19 Car rental El Calafate and drop off in Chile
  20. 20 Lima Foodie Resource(s)
  21. 21 Argentina - Day trips in Ushuaia
  22. 22 Iguazu Falls -- 2 nights -- do we have it right?
  23. 23 Booking sites - HELP! Don't want to be scammed
  24. 24 summer olympics in Rio
  25. 25 2 Weeks in Rio in Nov End
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement