Coming to Cuenca - Bringing Cell Phones

by Merci
(Miami, Fl)

Hi- I'm coming to Cuenca Sept 26, 2012 for 2 week - I was told that there is a new law that you can only bring in two cellular phones per person. Is this true?

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Yes, you can bring in one new phone and one used phone. There's still a lot of confusion around the government's new policies, some of which haven't gone into effect yet.

My understanding is that once the new policies go into effect, you won't be allowed to bring any new phones into Ecuador. Visitors will be allowed to bring one used phone to use while here (although the roaming charges would be astronomical).

If you were planning to bring phones in to sell to reduce the cost of your trip, you may want to reconsider.

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