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WIFI #157865
03/28/2018 10:34 PM
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Just wondering if WIFI is available in the popular anchorages, such as Norman, Cooper, Leverick, Anegada, Scrub, Jost, etc.

Thanks!

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Re: WIFI [Re: ReelTrouble] #157866
03/28/2018 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ReelTrouble
Just wondering if WIFI is available in the popular anchorages, such as Norman, Cooper, Leverick, Anegada, Scrub, Jost, etc.

Thanks!


Leverick yes. Very strong near the pool and restaurants...a bit weak near the slips and moorings.

Jost yes in front of Ivan's- get the password from them after buying several Painkillers! wink

Re: WIFI [Re: ReelTrouble] #157886
03/29/2018 08:53 AM
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Leverick was strong at the restaurant. Norman,Cooper and Great Harbour at Jost was strong using the personal hotspot on a phone.

Re: WIFI [Re: ReelTrouble] #157892
03/29/2018 09:36 AM
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Almost forgot- White Bay JVD there is a very good chance your phone will be getting a good signal from your US carrier coming off a cell tower at STT. I had a 4 bar signal with LTE data from ATT for the two days we were in White Bay. You won't get this in Great Harbor or Little Harbor, but White Bay is a good bet.

Re: WIFI [Re: ReelTrouble] #158000
03/31/2018 12:52 AM
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Thanks everyone for the great input! Very helpful! Cheers!

Re: WIFI [Re: Kupe] #158002
03/31/2018 02:38 AM
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And you might still be billed for roaming , even if you are an American with a us plan. They still know your location.


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show) and Lagoon 450, (both part of the Charter Caribe fleet (all inclusive charters) -St Thomas USVI https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).
Re: WIFI [Re: warren460] #158010
03/31/2018 07:53 AM
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In 20+ years of chartering, we've never been charged a roaming fee when picking up a US tower.

Re: WIFI [Re: tradewinds] #158037
03/31/2018 04:25 PM
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I have some friends with a mooring at sopers hole. They received a bill for approximately $6,000 accumulated over a few months. They told their US carrier that we were on a US tower. The carrier told them, you were in the bvi. We’re obligated to charge and share per our agreement......

That’s all I know.


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show) and Lagoon 450, (both part of the Charter Caribe fleet (all inclusive charters) -St Thomas USVI https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).
Re: WIFI [Re: warren460] #158047
03/31/2018 05:37 PM
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They weren't picking up a US carrier.

Re: WIFI [Re: tradewinds] #158057
04/01/2018 03:00 AM
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I hear you. But they have no reason not to be correct or to lie


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show) and Lagoon 450, (both part of the Charter Caribe fleet (all inclusive charters) -St Thomas USVI https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).
Re: WIFI [Re: ReelTrouble] #158111
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Im told that we will have a wireless receiver on our catamaran that we are bareboating from BVIYC. We will apparently have our own hot spot so I am assuming that if we are within reach of a tower we will have WIFI available unless this is a satellite connection. Some of our crew need a connection for work related stuff occasionally. I would expect that wherever the local internet users are able to get it, we should too.

Re: WIFI [Re: ReelTrouble] #158121
04/02/2018 07:14 AM
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On a sailboat that I was on from BVIYC last year it was equipped with a cellular data hot spot that those onboard connected to via wifi. There was a daily charge for the data. Since there were only two of us on board I just used my cell company roaming services. The islands are well covered by cell service. I would think the free wifi signals from shore would be very limited

Re: WIFI [Re: warren460] #158139
04/02/2018 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by warren460
I hear you. But they have no reason not to be correct or to lie

My guess would be that the GPS in their smart-phone game them away.


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