Can I use My Phone in Nicaragua?

Can I use my phone in Nicaragua? The short answer is most likely Yes… But it will be expensive Roaming! If you do bring your phone with you, do yourself a favor and save some money, it easy we recommend you complete these 3 easy steps before setting foot on the plane

Tip #1 – Factory Unlocked Phones

1) Make sure your smart phone in Nicaragua is factory unlocked. How do you do that? Call your service provider and ask them to factory unlock your phone because you are going on an extended vacation. you can also call Apple directly. It can be done remotely. You will likely need your phones serial number and other details, so have that ready. Do not tell them you are moving, just say you are traveling for a month or so and need to have it unlocked.

Tip #2 – Electronic Chip

2) Call your home based provider and ask them to make sure you have an E-SIM (Electronic Sim Card) this is necessary. It’s important so the physical chip tray is available to be used by the New physical GSM chip for your New Phone Line in Nicaragua. You can buy one for about $3 or less, just remember to buy minutes (Saldo) so you can activate Claro or Movistar data for social, whatsapp and/or surfing the net on your data.

Tips #3 – Whatsapp in Nicaragua

3) Download and Activate “Whatsapp”. Whatsapp in Nicaragua is a main form of communication. You must activate it while still in your home country! So make sure it works cause Nicaragua is a very whatsapp friendly country. Everyone will want you to have Whatsapp so they can communicate with you. Whatsapp helps so no one has to spend their precious “Minutes” aka Phone Time (Saldo). They are will not have to deal with international phone call rates or high fairly rates between local carriers. Whatsapp provide users in Nicaragua with the ability to send Images, Voice recordings and even videos that are about 1 minute long. As well as make voice phone calls and Video phone calls with 1 or more people. Highly recommend whatsapp in Nicaragua.

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