johnstar wrote:Hello all,
Im living close to Av Benavides by Caminos del Inca en Surco and since i arrived a week ago i havent been able to use my mobile phone.
My network in England is Orange which worked well in Madrid Airport even though the network switched to Telefonica, but here in Peru ive had no network coverage both with that sim card and also a Claro sim card that my girlfriend gave me, so therefore im wondering if there is a place in Surco to buy a sim card that will give coverage to a Nokia 8210 mobile or whether i have to cut my losses and buy a new Peruvian phone from Wongs or somewhere like that, i think the prices there were at least 100 soles, so has anyone had similar issues?
Unless your phone is Tri-band and unlocked, ie not tied to a given network which yours probably is being Orange, it will not work.
Having had the same problem with my Orange phone, I bought a Nokia from Telefonica/ Movistar, approx 120 soles. It came with 120 soles of free calls to other Movistar users and 100 soles of free text messages to other Movistar phones, both to be used within 30 days.
Claro may well do a similar deal but it depends on who you will be ringing and what network they are on as to which will be the cheapest for your needs.