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Old 03-01-2010, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I travel between both and my north american phone doe not work in Costa Rica.

Looking to have a Blackberry, anyone with experience traveling in both countries as to getting proper signal without reprogramming.

Also looking to have a portable to be fully compatible with Microsoft applications

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Old 03-01-2010, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I traveled to CR in November and used my unlocked ATT bb with a local sim card. I only used it as a phone - we had free wifi at the hotel.
Signal strength was fine in most developed or tourist areas. But do not expect to find connection in the rain forest .
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Thank you for info. In CR I have to find out if BB can be unlocked if I buy in CR. Free trade is in 2011 and 3 new cell company will be allowed to operate we are told, that is why I am checking out before I buy here in CR. I know a local BB work OK in CR but will it work in USA and Canada?
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Thank you for info. In CR I have to find out if BB can be unlocked if I buy in CR. Free trade is in 2011 and 3 new cell company will be allowed to operate we are told, that is why I am checking out before I buy here in CR. I know a local BB work OK in CR but will it work in USA and Canada?
Yes it will provided ICE has roaming agreements with the US and Canadian carriers.
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I will be going to Costa Rica and will have a Storm 2 from Verizon. What is the best way to use it for internet access at the least cost? The Verizon cost to add CR is very expensive
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Most hotels have wifi for their guests. Plenty of hotspots too.
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