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Rainbow over Orchid Bay, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIf you live in town, you can get landline service. We cannot get it where I live in Orchid Bay because we are located outside of town. So we use cellular.
 
It is not very expensive to get landline service. It only costs about $50 Belize (US $25) a month but most people just rely on their cellphones. There are many more cellphones than landlines here in Belize.
 
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Kelly German of ECI Development – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Almost everyone in Belize has a cell phone. The cell coverage here is pretty good.  However the whole country is experiencing Internet problems right now, so we can't say it’s a full proof plan by any means.
 
Cell phone service in Belize is on a pay as you go basis. You can buy a prepaid card and load the amount to your sim card or you can just top up your cell phone at any store. On average, i spend about US $50 a month for my cell phone. I make a vast number of calls because I use my cell phone for work. So $50 is a lot if you compare the amount others who do not use their cell phones as much as I do spend.
 
We also use Skype, Viber, or GoogleTalk as other means of communication via Wi-Fi. You do not have to pay anything extra for using these applications in addition to your existing Wi-Fi.
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Landline phone services in Belize cost about $50 / month.
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Apolo Caliz of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
In order to get service for your landline phone in Belize, you need to put down a refundable deposit of US $60. Your monthly bill is defined by where you call, how long you spend on the phone, etc.  Calls within Belize cost about BZ $0.25 /minute (about 12 US cents per minute).  Calls from Belize to the USA are about BZ $0.65/minute (about 33 US cents per minute). So, you can decide how high or low your bill will be.

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