Cell phone question

george1

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Quick question:

I need two cell phones with a plan (BB prefered).
I am a foreigner with a steady job for he last two years, but no Cedula yet.
My wife is Dominicana, but not employed.

I currently have a plan for RD$2,200 for an internet modem with Claro, but they do not wish to expand their services to celll phones with me.
Any idea on how to proceed, I need unlimitted internet and only some talktime mins.

Thank you.
 

EverythingJeff

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Quick question:

I need two cell phones with a plan (BB prefered).
I am a foreigner with a steady job for he last two years, but no Cedula yet.
My wife is Dominicana, but not employed.

I currently have a plan for RD$2,200 for an internet modem with Claro, but they do not wish to expand their services to celll phones with me.
Any idea on how to proceed, I need unlimitted internet and only some talktime mins.

Thank you.


The 640 peso a month deal from VIVA can be an 18 month plan or prepaid. No minutes, but you can just add a card when you pay the bill.
 

george1

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The 640 peso a month deal from VIVA can be an 18 month plan or prepaid. No minutes, but you can just add a card when you pay the bill.

I apppreciate the respponse, but do they have good coverage. I travel a lot throughout the country and I heard they are only great in Santo domingo. PPlus, do they accept folks without cedula?
 

dv8

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viva has the best price for BB internet, i think. claro has the best overall coverage. neither should care about cedula with pay as you go phones.
 

george1

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viva has the best price for BB internet, i think. claro has the best overall coverage. neither should care about cedula with pay as you go phones.

I appreciate the info and I do apologize in case I was not clear enough...I need a service with a plan....
Not pay as you go. please see the original post:
Quick question:

I need two cell phones with a plan (BB prefered).
I am a foreigner with a steady job for he last two years, but no Cedula yet.
My wife is Dominicana, but not employed.

I currently have a plan for RD$2,200 for an internet modem with Claro, but they do not wish to expand their services to celll phones with me.
Any idea on how to proceed, I need unlimitted internet and only some talktime mins.

Thank you.
 

george1

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I appreciate the info and I do apologize in case I was not clear enough...I need a service with a plan....
Not pay as you go. please see the original post:
Quick question:

I need two cell phones with a plan (BB prefered).
I am a foreigner with a steady job for he last two years, but no Cedula yet.
My wife is Dominicana, but not employed.

I currently have a plan for RD$2,200 for an internet modem with Claro, but they do not wish to expand their services to celll phones with me.
Any idea on how to proceed, I need unlimitted internet and only some talktime mins.

Thank you.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Mauricio

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They did the same to me and it took me about 6 months always paying on time to have good records with them for them to accept a better plan
 

dv8

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oh, i am sorry, i did not read carefully enough.
i consulted with miesposo who has worked closely with claro and viva people, he says that you should be able to get a plan with BB based on your passport only. you may have to pay a deposit thou. do try viva: they have this plan, kind of pre-paid almost, you pay, say 1000 pesos a month flat rate, internet plus whatever amount of minutes. if you exeed that you have to buy a card to top up the phone. do will prob ask you to pay for the first month (or longer) up front.
claro has those plans too...
 

Heythere

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Passport will do

I'm pretty sure that a passport will do with all companies. I have cable and internet with tricom and it is cheap. Rd 1800 a month for the two services. I use orange for the phone but could use tricom for cell and house phones as well.

I always hook my bills to a credit card. Saves the hastlle of paying each month.
 

george1

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I'm pretty sure that a passport will do with all companies. I have cable and internet with tricom and it is cheap. Rd 1800 a month for the two services. I use orange for the phone but could use tricom for cell and house phones as well.

I always hook my bills to a credit card. Saves the hastlle of paying each month.

Thank you.

Does anyone know how the Nationwide coverage for Viva and Tricom is?
Is it comparable to Orange and Claro at this point?
 

PCMissionary

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In terms of up-time and price, who is the best provider in DR, specifically Santiago, for cell phone and wireless home internet?
 

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In terms of up-time and price, who is the best provider in DR, specifically Santiago, for cell phone and wireless home internet?
Orange is the best for 3G internet (get a Flybox with NetHogar... very good...)