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AT&T cell towers #148668
11/15/2017 11:07 AM
11/15/2017 11:07 AM
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jagmansr Offline OP
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We will be in the BVI in 3 weeks. In the past, AT&T cell's strength from St John was strong enough it worked in a lot of the BVI for us. I used to get international service but AT&T became doable for me. Does anyone know if their towers are up and operating?

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Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: jagmansr] #148669
11/15/2017 11:47 AM
11/15/2017 11:47 AM
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Saint Thomas, USVI
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The coral bay tower is currently not working. That is likely the one you where picking up. I would not count on it. ATT has a 10 a day day pass that will allow your phone to work like stateside it will be your best option.

Jay

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: CaptainJay] #148670
11/15/2017 12:04 PM
11/15/2017 12:04 PM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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I will be in CGB on Friday and can give you a better report. When I left in October, the ATT signal was visible in CGB but not strong enough for anything other than texting and short phone calls. In West End it was better but still not great.

I plan to add a 30 day international plan but that's mostly so I can use data while in Road Town where AT&T has never worked.

Hopefully it's improved, but I wouldn't count on it.

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #148671
11/15/2017 01:47 PM
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I was able to pick an AT&T signal from STJ while in Sopers Hole a few weeks ago. I doubt it would reach Cane Garden Bay.

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: NCSailor] #148672
11/15/2017 02:23 PM
11/15/2017 02:23 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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For some reason my T Mobile US phone worked on Tortola and my Lime didnt..go figure

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: Manpot] #148673
11/15/2017 05:56 PM
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We had solid ATT coverage in White Bay JVD prior to Irma. Anyone been there to evaluate current signal in White Bay?

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: Kupe] #148674
11/16/2017 01:44 PM
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Google's "Project Loon" balloons are flying over the BVIs (and PR, STT, STX) at 64K feet. If you can activate Band 8 on your cell phone it should work.

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: jandreas] #148675
11/16/2017 01:56 PM
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WI. St. Thomas
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How do you activate Band 8? On an iPhone?

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: TomSW] #148676
11/16/2017 04:07 PM
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Somewhere out there
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Tom, I was chatting with my friend google, it seems like the update will be downloaded if in the PR area. web page


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Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: kneafseym] #148677
11/17/2017 10:14 PM
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Just got back a few days ago. Had cell service everywhere - from VG to STT using the $10/day international service with ATT. If for some reason you have actual ATT connections on STJ and STT for an entire day, the $10 is not charged. A great deal!

Re: AT&T cell towers [Re: YachtReprise] #148678
11/19/2017 12:47 PM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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AT&T service is improved in Cane Garden Bay. I am seeing 3 bars of LTE service at times. Jost Van Dyke should be at least this good and West End appeared pretty good when we went by on the ferry. The signal died around Nanny Cay when we were on the ferry.


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