Does it take 15 business days to have a cell phone turned on??

I was told after you purchase a cell phone it takes over 300.00 American dollars and 15 business days to turn it on,  true or false ??

Please answer my question.


That would be false.

If you purchase a phone and SIM in Colombia, you can begin using it immediately. (You may have to spend a few minutes setting up the phone.)

SIM cards are cheap--around $5,000 last time I purchased one--and most people have prepaid plans where you go to a store and "recharge" the phone for x number of pesos.