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 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 03:48 pm


Post Number: 622
Registered: 03-2008
Hey boardies,

someone posted a website a while ago that sold unlocked cell phones. whomever posted it, can you post it again?

thanks
Luvs.
With the kids
ATI Weekend
 mickey Member  posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 04:17 pm


Post Number: 435
Registered: 08-2006
have u tried ebay?
 Yardie Member  posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 04:24 pm


Post Number: 2843
Registered: 06-2006
Here are a few. Quad bands are preferable as they will work with any carrier.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=u nlocked+cell+phones&sprefix=unlocked+

Digicel uses 900/1800/1900 frequency.
"When you help someone ask nothing in return, you will receive your reward ten times over"
 sophie Member  posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 06:43 pm


Post Number: 691
Registered: 08-2006
Who is your provider here in the states Luvs?
 Sweetness Member  posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 07:55 pm


Post Number: 1498
Registered: 07-2006
All you do is call your service and they will unlock for you then buy a JA Sim card ($15 I think or less) and some minutes
or rent a JA phone there
Preach Peace~Live Love~BlessÚd Be
ONE LOVE Sweet

 jerseygyal Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 06:01 am
Post Number: 49
Registered: 01-2008
Just one thing if sprint is your provider they can't be unlocked.
Live life to the fullest...

 Suz Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 07:42 am
Post Number: 423
Registered: 07-2006
Verizon cell phones do not work either (with Digicel) - Different technology-

Try Tigerdirect.com - the NEC phone works great and is a great price
 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 08:55 am


Post Number: 627
Registered: 03-2008
There is a website that specifically sells unlocked phones at really cheap prices...Blackberry's, LG's, etc. etc. I am looking for that site.
With the kids
ATI Weekend
 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 09:02 am


Post Number: 628
Registered: 03-2008
There is a website that specifically sells unlocked phones at really cheap prices...Blackberry's, LG's, etc. etc. I am looking for that site.
With the kids
ATI Weekend
 LeeAnne Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 09:35 am


Post Number: 280
Registered: 07-2008
If I'm not mistaken Seveen posted that link to the site you are referring to. I looked at the site but never saved the link.
 Suz Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 09:56 am
Post Number: 424
Registered: 07-2006
I am pretty sure that the phone Seveen bought from that site was not compatible -

Tiger Direct sells the NEC phone unlocked for $39.99 - Blackberry rims are $69.99 - They have some of the best prices around, and fast shipping - same day -

I have been through the ringer with other sites (SO has phone issues, drops them / breaks them / loses them,.....), Tiger was the best I found.
 Seveen Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 12:11 pm


Post Number: 2067
Registered: 07-2006
http://www.cellular-blowout.com/

there are several sites

if you google "unlocked cell phones" you will find them

there are also a couple of stores on ebay selling unlocked phones
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 12:18 pm


Post Number: 634
Registered: 03-2008
This is the site I was looking for...thanks Terry!!

http://cells4u.com/
With the kids
ATI Weekend
 likkle red Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 03:44 pm


Post Number: 6313
Registered: 08-2006

Suz on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 10:56 am, wrote:

Tiger Direct sells the NEC phone unlocked for $39.99




Suz, have you purchased this particular phone? Reason I ask is because I purchased an unlocked Nokia and could never get a Digicel Sim card to work in it. I am in the market for a new phone but do not want to waste time and money purchasing a phone that will not work in JA.

If anyone has purchased a particular phone that will accept a digicel chip please let me know. thanks

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 Seveen Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 03:50 pm


Post Number: 2070
Registered: 07-2006

Suz on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 10:56 am, wrote:

am pretty sure that the phone Seveen bought from that site was not compatible -




the phone frequency would not pick up the digicel signal

make sure the unlocked phone is the correct frequency

the phone i took worked on claro - but not digicel
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.

 likkle red Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:10 pm


Post Number: 6314
Registered: 08-2006

Seveen on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:50 pm, wrote:

the phone i took worked on claro - but not digicel




same thing happened to me Seveen...took a Nokia 2760 and was told here that it would work and no one could get it to work. Finally got a claro chip to work and they are very hard to find...finally just gave up on that phone.

Am now looking at one that has a band mode of GSM 850/900 GSM 900/1800/1900. ANyone know if this will work with digicel? I feel so dumb when it comes to electronics and technology!

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 sophie Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:23 pm


Post Number: 693
Registered: 08-2006
Email me Red!!!!!! The 2760 is a duel band- that is the problem.
 homegirl Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:33 pm


Post Number: 1403
Registered: 07-2006
Sophie please explain duel band? thanks hg


 Yardie Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:51 pm


Post Number: 2845
Registered: 06-2006
Likkle Red that seems like it's a Quad Band if it includes all of those bands and that's the best you can get. Those will cover all of the services offered in Jamaica.
"When you help someone ask nothing in return, you will receive your reward ten times over"
 likkle red Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:53 pm


Post Number: 6315
Registered: 08-2006
ok...pm sent thanks Sophie!!!

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 sophie Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:59 pm


Post Number: 694
Registered: 08-2006
Homegirl- Sorry I can't spell DUAL band. Red's Nokia 2760 operates on 850/1900, only two bands.
 likkle red Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 05:00 pm


Post Number: 6316
Registered: 08-2006

Yardie on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 05:51 pm, wrote:

Likkle Red that seems like it's a Quad Band if it includes all of those bands and that's the best you can get. Those will cover all of the services offered in Jamaica.




yes the description says: " the Motorola V3 Razr works on these GSM Networks: GSM 800, 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900."


I just do not want to invest in another phone and then take it down and not have it work!!! SO you think this one is alright then yardie?

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 likkle red Member  posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 05:03 pm


Post Number: 6317
Registered: 08-2006

sophie on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 05:59 pm, wrote:

Sorry I can't spell DUAL band. Red's Nokia 2760 operates on 850/1900, only two bands.




oh..ok...I understand Sophie....not enuff bands....I need a tri band (GSM 900/1800/1900) or a quad band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) inorder for a digicel sim card to work. And I guess a quad is better than a tri. Lord...I think I may have it!!

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 Suz Member  posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 07:19 am
Post Number: 426
Registered: 07-2006

likkle red on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 04:44 pm, wrote:

Suz, have you purchased this particular phone? Reason I ask is because I purchased an unlocked Nokia and could never get a Digicel Sim card to work in it. I am in the market for a new phone but do not want to waste time and money purchasing a phone that will not work in JA.




Yes, I have purchased the NEC - works great - an inexpensive phone (39.99) loaded with features, camera, bluetooth, etc... and had no problems - I had issues with a Nokia I bought as well - I have purchased two NEC (one took a swim!) - No problems with either one.
 homegirl Member  posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 08:42 am


Post Number: 1405
Registered: 07-2006
Sophie, ok get it. I am in the market also...trying to get one that will work in Canada and Jamaica.......now I get the band thingy.......thanks hg


 Ohio_Buckeye_1 Member  posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 10:10 pm


Post Number: 26
Registered: 04-2009
My advice - just wait until you get to Jamaica. That way you are ensured it is compatible with their system.
DigiCel office right down by the circle. I bought their cheapest cell phone for around $2400J (under $30US) in late April and they had me going in less that 5 minutes.
You can rent them, too - some hotels have them, as do some taxi drivers doing transfer from airport.
But the price to rent for one week is about same as to just buy one yourself. Then you have for later return trips, too.

I have Verizon here in U.S. - CDMA protocol - so you can't just put in a DigiCel Sim card and make it work - is incompatible with their GSM system.
To be clear, it does roam there if I want to pay $1.99/min - but is much more expensive than just having a local phone.
Buying a local phone was best tip someone ever gave me.
 Ras Walleye Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:19 am


Post Number: 482
Registered: 07-2006
I agree that buying a phone in Jamaica is the best way to go if you return regularly and keep it active when you are not there. Foundation Imports at Coral Seas Plaza has always treated me right. Digicel, good selection of phones, friendly service. The cool thing about Digicel is that they run many promotions. Buy a phone get a radio/backpack/TV... Have done a lot of holiday shopping for friends and family that way. Add credit every 3 months to keep the account active. Add credit when you reach to activate sim, good to go.

I love having a Jamaican phone number, and it's a good number to give out to solicitors you really don't want to talk to and wouldn't mind that it would cost them to try.

Last reach I saw in passing, a shiny new red and white Digicel store but didn't stop.

The first time my Verizon phone rang in Jamaica was a surreal moment.

Cyan ya here me now mon, cha....

Bless...

Ed
"My feet are my only carriage, so I've got to push on through" The Honerable Robert Nesta Marley O.M.
 sophie Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 01:35 am


Post Number: 697
Registered: 08-2006
Yes it is great to have a phone. It is just easier for us to use the same phones here and in Jamaica. I may be the "queen" of unlocking and knowing my bands- BUT I hate to learn a whole new phone menu and navigation.Grrr
We just switch out SIMS on the plane and good to go. And I still have all my loverly tunes on mi cellie!
 CardBoardBox Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 05:19 am
Post Number: 314
Registered: 08-2006
the link on another posting thread mentions a web site for SIM chips (didn't seem cheap, but you can get it in the US B 4 U leave) that digicel uses 900/1800 pair (or was it 900/1900?).

Verizon phones in JA use the LIME (formally cable and wireless) system. When I ask V about unlocking my phone, I was told that there is nothing to unlock. (Hey, mis-information abounds, so don't quote me.) My Nokia on Verizon does not contain a SIM chip (as Ohio Buckeye One said.)

There is that 3rd company, Cleo (sp?) Coverage (tower location) varies. Intra-network calls are cheaper than inter-network, and Digical is a preference IMO in Negril, but it may not matter to you. Buy a newspaper - Cleo offered Specials in March.
 likkle red Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 06:07 am


Post Number: 6343
Registered: 08-2006

Suz on: Monday, May 18, 2009 - 08:19 am, wrote:

Yes, I have purchased the NEC - works great




thanks Suz for the PM. I am looking into the NEC along with a Nokia that has 4 bands. I already have a cell in JA but want to update and I found that the choices at Coral Seas are limited and if you have a problem with their phones they often are less than helpful in fixing the phone. As one clerk told me..."we just sell the phones, not fix them!". LOL

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 MoGlenn & Sweetsop Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 07:24 am
Post Number: 663
Registered: 07-2006
So Sophie, what is the answer to the reverse question? If I have a Ja cellie and only want one, what service will it work with here in the states with a different sim card? Like the thought of not having to think about where I am to make a phone call, to easy to lose those brain cells, lol.
 peace Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 08:00 am


Post Number: 465
Registered: 03-2008
I got my ja cell phone on ebay. There is a guy I know in Sav that unlock them for $20 bucks. Sprint phones don't work. Get a cingular or ATT&T phone. You can find them all over online for sale. Good Luck!


 Luvsdaislands Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 09:49 am


Post Number: 660
Registered: 03-2008
I have a jamaican cell that I brought in April...it's truly a basic phone...it has ONE ringtone, it rings or it vibrates and not at the same time. I am going to get a better phone...I wanted the site to compare the phones here and the phones in Jamaica.

I have Sprint here in the states and Sprint does not unlock their phones and their SIM cards do not work in any other phones. Sprint know what they are doing, LOL. But my Sprint phone does work in Jamaica at $1.99 per minute!!!
With the kids
ATI Weekend
 sophie Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 09:52 pm


Post Number: 698
Registered: 08-2006
Hey Glenn- Digicel locks their phones too I'm pretty sure. Do you have a fancy smancy expensive Digi phone?? If not there is no way I would waste the energy trying to get it unlocked. If is one of the cheap ones it is probably only dual band anyway 900/1800. Those bands are not compatible with GSM network here(850/1900). Get yourself a nice(TWO nice-don't forget T:-)) unlocked quad band and you are good to go!!
 monica Member  posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:08 pm


Post Number: 1319
Registered: 09-2007

likkle red on: Friday, May 15, 2009 - 06:00 pm, wrote:

yes the description says: " the Motorola V3 Razr works on these GSM Networks: GSM 800, 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900."




you"ll be fine with the razr

seems tri and quad band world phones are the ones that will work
 likkle red Member  posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 05:55 am


Post Number: 6344
Registered: 08-2006

monica on: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 11:08 pm, wrote:

you"ll be fine with the razr




good to know Monica...thanks sweetie!!

see you this summer?????

"Give thanks for your blessings today ~ as tomorrow they could be taken away" Daville


 homegirl Member  posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 04:26 pm


Post Number: 1427
Registered: 07-2006
Got my quad band t-mobile cellie Motorola 175....59.00 plus shipping..........
got a sim to use in USA and Canada, (cheaper than putting landline in cottage) and then can put a Ja sim in it......yahoo......so what happens in usa and canada you dial 1-area code and phone number....$.59 first minute and $.09 extra minutes........works for me.........


 homegirl Member  posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 04:39 pm


Post Number: 1428
Registered: 07-2006
oops V195////basic phone which is all I need.........


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