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Satellite WiFi recommendations #235102
09/21/2020 01:48 PM
09/21/2020 01:48 PM
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Pohlman62 Offline OP
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Hope to be chartering USVI/BVI/Anegada. We have some that it is essential they are connected to WIFi 24/7 for business. Anyone have recommendations of places to rent sat wifi units and what is your experience with them? Thank you all, stay safe.

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Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: Pohlman62] #235105
09/21/2020 01:55 PM
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In the BVI you shouldn't need it. Just purchase the International day roaming pass from your US carrier and turn your phone into a hotspot. Decent coverage everywhere.

Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: Pohlman62] #235110
09/21/2020 02:44 PM
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Agree with above. Your cell will work most locations. Between boat WiFi and cell WiFi you should not have issues. Sat wifi is expensive and I have not found it to work well.
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Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: Pohlman62] #235119
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Satellite WIFI like Iridium will work, sometimes, IF you remember a dial up connection with even much slower speeds wink Internet will rarely work so Satellite WIFI is only good for compressed emails without attachments and GRIB files.

Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: Pohlman62] #235144
09/21/2020 05:57 PM
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What Jason said.

Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: Pohlman62] #235166
09/21/2020 08:58 PM
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T-Mobile works great, I’ve found them best Internationally. AT&T daily charges can quickly increase.
YES, use as hot-spot. If chartering w Moorings base, they have option that work well.

Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: Pohlman62] #235168
09/21/2020 10:02 PM
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Exactly what Jason said. Get the Int'l Day Pass and you'll be covered in a vast majority of locations. Did the same our last trips.


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Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: jphart] #235174
09/22/2020 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jphart
T-Mobile works great, I’ve found them best Internationally. AT&T daily charges can quickly increase.
YES, use as hot-spot. If chartering w Moorings base, they have option that work well.

Can you explain what you mean about AT&T? They have a flat $10/day fee as far as I know. I use it on Tortola with Flow and Anegada with Digicel and have always been charged $10/day.

Re: Satellite WiFi recommendations [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #235182
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by jphart
T-Mobile works great, I’ve found them best Internationally. AT&T daily charges can quickly increase.
YES, use as hot-spot. If chartering w Moorings base, they have option that work well.

Can you explain what you mean about AT&T? They have a flat $10/day fee as far as I know. I use it on Tortola with Flow and Anegada with Digicel and have always been charged $10/day.


Verizon is $10 a day as well. Works great on Anegada and while on charter last November.


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