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So I am now at a point where I need to get a Costa Rican phone number. Is there an easy way to cheaply buy a Costa Rican phone number and have it transferred to my iPhone, which has a US phone number on it?
Or more specifically, can anyone recommend a good mechanic in Liberia? Gracias!
Our US plan would give us a total of 2 GB shared between the 2 lines. After 2 GB it’s still unlimited, but the speed drops from 4G to 2G. That’s what I was told at least. Maybe there is some catch, as that does sound pretty good.
Thanks. I took your advice and looked into Sprint Open World.
As a Verizon customer they required me to first set up a domestic plan in the US. So I got the cheapest US plan at $40/mo. (total for 2 lines in my case) + taxes and fees. Then I was able to add on the Sprint Open World (no extra cost and unlimited talk/text to/from US along w/1GB per month). We’ll see how Open World works and how reception is when we get to CR. I also had to pay for a $30/line activation fee, but they did not charge me for the actual SIM card(s). So overall this service works well for us, as it is cheap and allows us to place/receive calls to/from the US without having to be on wifi.
Also we were able to keep our phone numbers and devices, but that may not be the case if you happen to have a locked phone. As an aside I learned today that all iphone6 and newer iphones are unlocked assuming they are paid up and current. So anyway the Verizon line was ported over from Verizon to Sprint which resulted in an automatic termination of Verizon service. So it is important not to first terminate your Verizon service on your own because if you do so, there is no phone number to port over to Sprint. However, before having Sprint do the port, I did speak with Verizon and negotiated that they waive any termination fees, which are sizeable, because Verizon does not offer coverage in CR. I had them make these notes in the system in case I get a final bill with the termination fees included.
I am sure things will evolve from here, but this is what I found out today; and hopefully it will help others in my situation.
Thank you very much for the long and thoughtful message. WhatsApp seems to be the best option for us, but the drawback is that we need to be at home or somewhere with wifi to place and receive calls to/from the US. Also would our phone with a Verizon plan be considered a locked phone? We were wondering if we could add a prepaid sim chip to our iphone while keeping our US number. My guess is that this is not possible. For what it’s worth Verizon said we could keep our US phone numbers at a rate of $10 per usage day per phone with calls/texts/data not counting as usage days if they are made while connected via wifi. Voicemails left on the Verizon phone would also not count towards the $10, as the phone needs to ring to count to the $10 per day.
PetSmart with United seems like a good option, but it likely won’t work for large dogs given United’s maximum kennel size per the series 500 dimensions.