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Cell service post Irma #156230
03/06/2018 06:09 PM
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I have always had fairly good data and voice service (Verizon) in the BVI (not USVI). I am heading down again in two weeks. Any feedback on what to expect regarding service lately???

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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156232
03/06/2018 07:14 PM
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Just finished 2 week trip and we had good reception throughout USVI and BVI with Verizon.

Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156237
03/06/2018 09:16 PM
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Good service on Jost with Verizon




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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156239
03/06/2018 09:55 PM
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What about in The Bight and Anegada?

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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: louismcc] #156240
03/06/2018 10:39 PM
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No real problems on Anegada landbased for 1 week the first week of February, Verizon. Setting Point was fine.

Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156253
03/07/2018 09:57 AM
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I was on Anegada for a week mid December. Verizon worked everywhere but the west end. $10 a day is well worth it. Worked good on STT while there as well.



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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156260
03/07/2018 11:04 AM
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If you have Verizon and want to have cell access but not use a ton of data, look into their $40/30 day international plan. If I remember correctly it was 100 minutes of talk/100 outgoing texts & unlimited incoming/100 mb of data.


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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156272
03/07/2018 02:38 PM
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If we were to get an unlocked phone and use a local SIM, what is the local provider with the best coverage area?


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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: louismcc] #156273
03/07/2018 02:49 PM
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In my experience, Digicel.

Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156320
03/08/2018 09:37 AM
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For $10 a day Verizon mirrored my USA unlimited everything plan in the USVI's and BVI's. They even texted me a reminder each day to activate it.



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Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: windward2c] #156406
03/09/2018 12:09 AM
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Just throwing in a data-point. White Bay Jost Van Dyke is solid AT&T- coming off of St. Thomas USVI. As we were holed up there during the February winds/waves/rains/swell, it was nice to have.

Re: Cell service post Irma [Re: FRANKIE2] #156513
03/10/2018 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by FRANKIE2
In my experience, Digicel.


With Digicel, would I need to get the sim from them after arrival, or can it be purchased in advance through someone like mrsimcard.com? Once activated on Digicel, would it also be usable in the USVI?


Louis from Houston

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