Will be staying at the Royal Decameron Golf & Beach Resort and was wondering about cell phone use.
What were you wondering about it?
Bring an unlocked quad-band cellphone that works on any GSM system. Go to Tony's store (They call them Chinois #1,2,&3) just down the road from Lobby 1 and buy a SIM card for $1.00 and $20 worth of credit. We use Mas Movil. Others may work too.
Load your phone up, using some of the credits for internet. $8.00/wk last year. Get a messaging package too if you need it. The SIM menu is in Spanish but anyone at the resort will help you do this setup if you ask politely.Edited: 02 February 2018, 21:52
I was considering purchasing a roaming package through my provider, however, I wasn't sure if they had cell phone coverage in the area oft the Decameron Golf & Beach Resort.
I've been told that most people use the WhatsApp app for phone and texting
We're trying it both ways this year. My wife has to work, so she's getting the Roam Like Home package. I want to keep in touch with my Panamanian friends when we're here, so I'm sticking with a local SIM card. we'll keep in touch with each other with Whatsapp and Alo, as data and wifi permits. But don't count on DeCameron wifi for bandwith.
There is no trouble with cellphone reception in this area now. We use Mas Movil, but there are other provoders here too.
check your provider... i know Telus offers $10 a day and use your current plan.. claim they have coverage in Panama but I didnt try it.. the free wifi was enough to check in if i needed to