The Nexus One has arrived to Antigua Guatemala

Nexus One Now in Antigua Guatemala

Modernity has arrived to the quincentennial Antigua Guatemala. AGAIN.

It was nearly 18 months ago that I reported the arrival of the third generation cellular networks, known as 3G for short, to Antigua Guatemala. Back then, I showed you a black and white photo with a colorful iPhone held by my good friend Nelo against the San Francisco El Grande Church. This time, I was lucky to be able to photograph my dear friend holding her newly arrived Nexus One mobile phone. Just as before, I decided to show a black and white photo with a colorful smartphone interface.

This is what I reported on August 21, 2008:

Starting tomorrow, Friday 22nd of August, La Antigua Guatemala will be joining the cities of the world with third generation (3G) cellular networks and what better way to use this high-speed telephone networks than with an iPhone 3G in your hand. That’s right folks, two of three mayor mobile telephone companies will be selling the ubiquitous iPhone.

However, for now, only Claro (Telgua) will be sporting the 3G cellular network. But MoviStar (Telefónica) is said to be right behind it. Tigo (Comcel) is rumored to be in their last testing phase.

Today, I am happy to report that all three mayor carriers provide 3.5G technology in all the department capitals. So, you can bring your Google Nexus One Android-powered mobile phone as long as it’s flashed and ready to take a sim card from one of the Guatemalan cellular carriers.

However, there are some things you have to keep in mind.

  1. The new Nexus One Android-powered phones available right now will only work with the Claro and Movistar 3.5 cellular networks.
  2. You can still use a Nexus One phone with Tigo, the carrier with the best signal and coverage, but the phone will only work with the 2G, edge, band.
  3. There will be new Nexus One phones that will work with the AT&T network; you can use one of those with the Tigo network here in Guatemala.
  4. Once you have inserted a sim card, chip, from one of the carriers, you have to call customer service or technical support to have the data connectivity enabled for your phone number.

If you have any questions, please, ask them in the comment area, I will be happy to respond or get the answers for you.

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  • sjbj

    that is a very cool photo!

  • La Antigua Guatemala is a very progressive little town. Thanks for keeping us up on the latest technology!
    Where do you manage to find such attractive models, Rudy? I appreciate the opportunity to go back and enjoy (again) your iphone pic from before (you know, the one with the dreamy Nelo in it) 😉

  • Eh, Rudy, ok, you are being a strong competition on portraits, 😉 Thank you very much for the news, and cheeeeers to Kara and everyone, 😉

  • Cool !
    I like how you desaturated it !

  • Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    @Janna, the only thing I can tell you is that my model are hand-picked. 😉

  • Hey we finally got the right APN settings in the Nexus and Kara is finally online, albeit EDGE not 3G 😉

    • @Braad, so tell us what the APN settings are so other people can benefit from your findings. 😉

  • Jorge Mario

    Great, I’m from Guatemala and I have my Google G1 phone, and now I’m looking for my Google nexus one.

    La Antigua it is beautifull

  • david

    i have my n1 in Guatemala the capital, works like a charm with tigo, actually its the best phone i have ever invested in, fast, reliable, its a little computer that helps me in my everyday needs.

  • Juan Pablo

    Is there a specific store where i can get the nexux one for tigo?? i want so bad that phone.. tks

  • david

    Un Guatemala there isnt u have to buy ir frontera Google or amazon forma tigo get At&t versiones cuz. It works un aLl Guatemala companies

  • Juan Pablo

    Thanks David !! i will try to order it in amazon and ask a friend to bring it to me from USA