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Ozon

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Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »
So I can have internet everywhere? How much are those?

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 12:38:09 AM »
The Airport in Santiago does not sell sims not sure about the airport in Puerto Plata.

You can get a sim for $5 In Sosua and get data for $10-$15 that should last you a week with unlimited WhatsApp.

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 04:22:26 AM »
So I can have internet everywhere? How much are those?

These Niggas are out here getting hosed. The Sim card is 150 pesos.
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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 08:21:31 AM »
Get sprint internationl

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 04:26:04 PM »
Just bring your passport to a local phone store and buy a SIM with local phone number. Make sure phone is unlocked.

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 06:38:16 PM »
I have never purchased a SIM card down there. Any hotel or apartment you rent has Wifi. Restaurants/bars have free Wifi if you ask for the password. Same with many taxis. Now, if you find yourself deep in the barrio in some chica's tin hut you could maybe not have coverage. But I doubt that is the type of place you are headed for.

I use pay as you go simplemobile on my unlocked phone and voice/text/data works in the DR on my regular $25 a month plan. Meaning, I can call from the US to the DR, from the DR to the US, and text both ways for no extra $. Data worked fine as well in the DR but FYI even if you get a SIM card down there, you lose coverage pretty quickly going away any distance from the coast.


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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 05:16:20 PM »
I use local phone carrier and don;t have receiption problems. Much cheaper than using a US number and then I dont have to give out my US number.

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 05:11:59 AM »
I have never purchased a SIM card down there. Any hotel or apartment you rent has Wifi. Restaurants/bars have free Wifi if you ask for the password. Same with many taxis. Now, if you find yourself deep in the barrio in some chica's tin hut you could maybe not have coverage. But I doubt that is the type of place you are headed for.

I use pay as you go simplemobile on my unlocked phone and voice/text/data works in the DR on my regular $25 a month plan. Meaning, I can call from the US to the DR, from the DR to the US, and text both ways for no extra $. Data worked fine as well in the DR but FYI even if you get a SIM card down there, you lose coverage pretty quickly going away any distance from the coast.

Not with Claro. It’s who I have, now when you go thru the mountains ⛰ (literally they cut thru a mountain ⛰ for the 🛣) then everyone loses signal there but with claro you pop right back on after clearing it..
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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 04:12:56 PM »
altice (formerly orange) has very good coverage ... I rented a portable hotspot from the orange store in sosua ... first time in novembre 2017 for my road trip and I never went anywhere that did not have signal.
I crossed the mountains from sosua to Santiago and all the way there was coverage since I used google maps and never lost contact.
Also went to Las Terrenas, Juan Dolio and San Pedro de Macoris and all the way between, never lost coverage so I guess altice have very good coverage all over the populated areas ... for the more secluded areas, dunno what's the coverage but if you stay in well populated areas, you won't have to worry about coverage.
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HipHop

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 07:59:31 PM »
altice (formerly orange) has very good coverage ... I rented a portable hotspot from the orange store in sosua ... first time in novembre 2017 for my road trip and I never went anywhere that did not have signal.
I crossed the mountains from sosua to Santiago and all the way there was coverage since I used google maps and never lost contact.
Also went to Las Terrenas, Juan Dolio and San Pedro de Macoris and all the way between, never lost coverage so I guess altice have very good coverage all over the populated areas ... for the more secluded areas, dunno what's the coverage but if you stay in well populated areas, you won't have to worry about coverage.

I have both, when Orange 🍊 became altice there service coverage did expand but nothing beats Verizon/Claro
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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 04:18:25 PM »
I'm currently thinking about buying my own portable hotspot and just put a dominican sim in it so I won't have to rent one everytime ... just pay to recharge the data is much less expensive.
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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 12:23:19 AM »
@crazy can you buy one before you get there ? ,I want to have data once I hit the ground

HipHop

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 05:46:24 AM »
@crazy can you buy one before you get there ? ,I want to have data once I hit the ground

The Wi-Fi that you get through the mobile hotspots are only up to 3G speed. It’s more expensive because you’re either renting or paying for the Wi-Fi hotspot terminal AND DATA SEPARATELY. It doesn’t make sense if you have a cell phone. Just purchase a Sim card for 150 pesos. And then loaded with what they call packets “paquetitos”  for 160 pesos you get five days of unlimited Internet and about 14 GB of  LTE through Altice/Orange
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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 09:48:50 AM »
Thanks HipHop. Are there any stores that sell the sim card on or near the strip in Sosua?

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Re: Should I purchase the SIM card in the airport?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 12:37:11 PM »
Thanks HipHop. Are there any stores that sell the sim card on or near the strip in Sosua?

ALl of the altice stores have them, you can even buy them at the airport altice store or Claro if you want to use the better network
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