I own a real estate company in Florida. I do a lot of business on the phone. When I recently traveled to Colombia I relied on connecting to WiFi > to message a girl in the office in Florida > who relayed phone calls inboud/outboud via 3-way calls to a local Colombian pre-paid cell phone (she had a phone with cheap outbound calls to Colombia)
I hope that makes sense... the problem was I didn't always have WiFi so outbound calls had to be scheduled in advance. Also, the girl wasn't always available, so some calls went to voicemail which I strive to avoid.
I guess I should get to the question: Does anyone have good telephone/internet solutions to keep in touch with the US while traveling to Colombia?
I use a Samsung Galaxy S4 on AT&T and I've researched that it will connect to 2G/3G on Claro (Top cell provider in Colombia) My first thought is to get a Claro SIM card and buy a plan/prepaid card and just "bite the bullet" on costs for outgoing calls. Incoming calls would be forwarded from a US number, and that would provide me with internet access at local rates on 2g/3g network. I also know my AT&T SIM would work down there but international roaming charges are outrageous! Maybe I am over thinking everything and I should just deal with roaming charges, but someone has to have some experience with this.
Please, any info would help. Thanks so much in advance!