Cable and Wireless Jamaica

LIME, formerly Cable and Wireless Jamaica (C&W), is the first telecommunication company to get going in Jamaica.

With 90% coverage in Jamaica, LIME is known for low calling costs and affordable Internet and mobile plans.

Over the past few years, Cable and Wireless has gained thousands more subscribers, primarily because of the low cost for their mobile phones and calling charges.

Now calling home and mobile Internet are extremely important.

Let us take a look at what Cable and Wireless Jamaica have to offer to you while you are in Jamaica.


Obtaining a Sim Card

Avoid high roaming charges by purchasing a Cable and Wireless sim card. Before you purchase the sim card, ensure that your phone is unlocked from your service provider.

A LIME sim card only costs US$3. If you are a frequent visitor to Jamaica, you can travel back and forth with your sim card and use it whenever you are in the island.


Buying a Cellular Phone

Just in case your phone is locked, you can purchase an affordable mobile phone while in Jamaica.

Cable and Wireless currently offers mobile phones as low as US$10. That is not an error. Cellular phones can be bought at any of the two international airports and all LIME dealership stores.

A wide variety of mobile phones is available from top manufactures such as Blackberry, Motorola, LG, Iphone, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Nokia.


Mobile Internet While Travelling

Lime offers a post-paid and a prepaid plan for blackberries, iphones, ipads and other smart phones. 

Prepaid plans start as low as US$0.50 per day to US$15 for 2G for thirty days.

Trust me; this is a lot cheaper than purchasing Internet at your hotel.


Unlock Your Mobile Phone

Most carriers will give you a code to unlock your cell phone free of cost.

You will be required to unlock your phone before you arrive in Jamaica so that your cell phone will be working.

Once you unlock your phone, you will have to purchase a sim card.


International Calling Charges

Avoid those exorbitant fees for roaming when you purchase a LIME sim card.

Imagine paying only US$2 for ninety minutes or US$12 for 1,200 minutes to call U.S.A., Canada, China, UK and Spain?

Only at Cable and Wireless Jamaica you will be offered these cheap rates. Purchase an international calling plan and evade those expensive calls from your hotel room.


Adding Credit

Phone card, ATM machine, voucher, retailer, online or while abroad are six ways to add credit to your Cable and Wireless sim card.

Phone cards are available at LIME stores, corner stores, gas stations, and even street vendors.

The best thing that you can do is purchase your credit at the airport or a LIME participating store where the credit is the cheapest. Furthermore, chances are that your hotel won’t sell calling cards.

You can even ask your friends and family from overseas to send credit to your phone by visiting Cable and Wireless online top up .


Coverage

Cable and Wireless Jamaica have rolled out their 3G service, but it is unavailable island-wide.

Even though they have island wide coverage, the strength of the signal in some parts of the rural areas is not as good as in the urban areas.

Check with your hotel which cellphone provider has better service in the area. I’ve been to hotels where Digicel signal is superior than Lime, and vice a versa.



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