What the best communication tool depends on where you are be located in Belize. If you are in a remote area, you might want to go with Dish and find out what system works the best, whether it is Skype, Vonage, etc. If you are in town, you have many more options for internet service providers. And pretty much, because we have VOIP in Belize, then you could use all these apps to call for free to Canada, the US, and other countries. As long as your family and friends have Skype, Viber, or Whatsapp, then you could make phone calls or video calls for free, over the Internet.
If you are in business, you would want to use a cellphone or a landline. If you have a home in town, then you could have a landline as well. A landline helps you because you will have a home phone number and that also allows you to have a DSL line. In some cases, when you are in town and you don’t want to have a landline, but you need the internet, you will still end up getting the landline because that is how you will get your internet connection. If you are using DSL, then by all means you will have a physical line installed at your house.
Over the years, communications in Belize has gotten better because before, we only had one internet provider in the towns, which is BTL. Now, we have Smart Company, and we have MyFi, which is basically a portable Wi-Fi hotspot device just like Verizon has in the US. You can connect up to five devices to it. It is wireless and you just need to plug it in so it is charged. Once it is fully charged, you can put it in your pocket and walk with it. It holds a charge up to 3 hours. You can purchase a MyFi and take it wherever you go. MyFi works anywhere as long as you have cellphone reception because it uses the same signal as the cellphone signal. MyFi can be postpaid or prepaid. You can be in your car or you can go to the beach and have Wi-Fi. As long as you have cellphone reception, with MyFi, you will have internet.