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Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:55 pm
by danjaker
I have a cheap nothing special s/60 phone I bought here a couple years back, will it work in Colombia if I just by a claro sim there and throw it in?

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:17 pm
by teamoperu
I have a 2 chip phone and just put different chips in depending on from and to I am travelling... in Colombia I throw in a TIGO Colombia chip and all works fine.

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:45 pm
by mammamia
danjaker wrote:I have a cheap nothing special s/60 phone I bought here a couple years back, will it work in Colombia if I just by a claro sim there and throw it in?

It should be an unlocked (desbloqueado) phone. Not absolutely sure though. I
remember some of my Peruvian coleagues using Claro chips to call to Peru in Jamaica. But I'm not sure if they'd bought those cgips iin Jamaica or brought them from home.

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:33 pm
by danjaker
Colombia has Claro too, thats why im assuming it would work fine, im just seeing if anyone else has done it.

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:36 am
by craig
If you have an unlocked GSM phone that operates on the band used by the in country provider you can buy a local SIM card and just stick it in. Your phone does not know or care about the identity of the provider. But trying to roam in another country with a Peruvian SIM card (even from the same provider) is not a good idea and probably will not even work.

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:54 pm
by vega
I haven't used my Claro phone outside of Peru. But just to be sure, I can suggest checking your phone first: insert Movistar or any other provider's SIM card in your phone and see if it connects to that network. If not, it means your phone is locked by Claro.

In this case, you can unlock it by going to Claro website to get a code for unlocking http://www.claro.com.pe/wps/portal/pe/s ... esbloqueo/ or by going to Claro office to have them unlock it for you. Claro announced this unlocking service starting Jan 2 this year, sent me a text that it's free of charge, not sure if any conditions apply though. Hope this helps:-)

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:04 pm
by wowry
We were in Colombia for a month and while we were there, both Claro and Moviestar (prepago) did not work. We have unlocked iPhone so I am sure its not the phone but the sim so we used Tigo chip while we were there.

Re: Quick question about phones and sim cards.

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:31 am
by edgeclinger
When we were in Colombia last year, we stopped at a grocery store and bought a Claro sim card. They put it into my unlocked phone for me, gave me my phone number and I was good to go.