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    I travel to Puerto Plata each month to visit my girlfriend. While I am state-side, we speak and text. Because she is not well educated, her reading comprehension is very sparse, which makes texting a challenge, at times frustrating for her.

    I own an iPhone, and I know it has great apps that can help with text to voice recognition and also has a very good spell check function. Because the DR is only on 3G is it necessary to buy or use anything more than an iPhone 4 or 4S? She currently has a Claro prepago Blackberry Curve, but I'd spend the money to give her something that makes her life a little easier.

    So once you've answered the iPhone dilemma, where can I find an iPhone (other than 5) that I can walk into the Claro stand at La Sirena in Puerto Plata and ask that her SIM card (and phone number be converted) or am I stuck purchasing only the iPhone 5?

    Thank you to everyone in advance who can help with this request as its probably the 3rd or 4th on the theme of my needing to find a phone that I've posted in the last six weeks.

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    I use an old iPhone 3gs in DR with absolutely no problem. I brought one down unlocked, and the other they [Claro] unlocked for about $10.

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    I have a iphone 4s if you are interested ? 8 months old i took great care of it cuz i usualy resell them so the new one comes out cheaper. If you interested let me know.

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    uhm, i don't get it at all besides you just asking where you can find an iphone.

    but if she has a curve, that means she can download whatsapp!

    if texting is a problem, you can send voice messages through whatsapp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms171 View Post
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    I travel to Puerto Plata each month to visit my girlfriend. While I am state-side, we speak and text. Because she is not well educated, her reading comprehension is very sparse, which makes texting a challenge, at times frustrating for her.

    I own an iPhone, and I know it has great apps that can help with text to voice recognition and also has a very good spell check function. Because the DR is only on 3G is it necessary to buy or use anything more than an iPhone 4 or 4S? She currently has a Claro prepago Blackberry Curve, but I'd spend the money to give her something that makes her life a little easier.

    So once you've answered the iPhone dilemma, where can I find an iPhone (other than 5) that I can walk into the Claro stand at La Sirena in Puerto Plata and ask that her SIM card (and phone number be converted) or am I stuck purchasing only the iPhone 5?

    Thank you to everyone in advance who can help with this request as its probably the 3rd or 4th on the theme of my needing to find a phone that I've posted in the last six weeks.

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    Why don't you both download Viber - free calls to DR, I use it all the time. Then you don't have to worry about texting or buying a phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriemannetje View Post
    uhm, i don't get it at all besides you just asking where you can find an iphone.

    but if she has a curve, that means she can download whatsapp!

    if texting is a problem, you can send voice messages through whatsapp.
    I agree that Whatsapp is the better way to go here. Send voice messages through the program and problem resolved.

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    Whatsapp is first year free for blackberry if it still is ( dont realy remember) and otherwise its 1 dollar

    Cheaper then buying her an iphone

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    I'm not exactly sure what the question is, but maybe this will help.

    I travel to the DR frequently with an unlocked iPhone 4s. When I come to the DR, I simply switch the SIM from AT&T to Claro and have absolutely no problems. I prepay for internet and minutes.

    I also gave a 3GS to my girlfriend which she also uses without any problem. You can get a legitimately unlocked 3gs for under $150 in the US, quite a bargain. Things you need to take into consideration with an iPhone in the DR -- battery life is short, particularly for the 3gs. In the US, it's not really a problem with the options to charge so readily available, but that is not the case here. Anyone living here should have a battery case or something similar with the iPhone.

    Second, the 3gs has no flash with the camera. This was a big disappointment for my girlfriend. Other than that, she is very happy with the phone. IMO, the 4 or 5 offers no tremendous advantage to justify the cost. Bear in mind I just bought the 5s, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what the question is, but maybe this will help.

    I travel to the DR frequently with an unlocked iPhone 4s. When I come to the DR, I simply switch the SIM from AT&T to Claro and have absolutely no problems. I prepay for internet and minutes.
    I also travel to the DR with an unlocked 4S. Go to Claro and for US$20 to US$40, depending on plan, you have minutes and internet. It's very easy.

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    If she is having problem texting with BB won't she have problem with "a "smart phones? Get her decently used cheapest 3GS you can find and see if that solves problem first.

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