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3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

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3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

We are confused. We will not be using our phones to talk but will use our phones for the internet we have a Verizon Hot Box for data only. We have AT&T also for data . We will be on St Thomas and St John

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1. Re: 3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

Just use the AT&T phone for data. It should get a signal almost everywhere, but make sure you turn on roaming alert. St John connections can sometimes go through a BVI tower.

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2. Re: 3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

Unless something just changed, Verizon has no data coverage in the USVI. Your texting is the SAME as what ever plan you have at home, free unlimited for most of us and phone calls are $1.99 a minute. If you plan to use your Verizon phone just call Verizon's Global 800 number and have them switch you to there Global service plan during your stay, it'll only cost a few bucks and will keep you from worrying about BVI cell tower charges.

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3. Re: 3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

My SIL has Verizon and her phone didn't work well for text messages. We have ATT and would text her and she wouldn't get them sometimes for hours. Use the ATT phone, coverage is pretty good, we never have any issues except as MS says when on St John on the North Shore road past Trunk you will have either no signal or you will pick up LIME from the BVI. Same on East End past Coral Bay. Ironically When on JVD we got the St Thomas tower so had full ATT 4G while sipping painkillers at Soggy Dollar.

Mike in Tulsa

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4. Re: 3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

most likely the reason she wouldn't get the text for hours was that she would only get them when she was in a wifi hotspot.

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5. Re: 3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

The OP mentions a Hot Box (assume that's a mifi), so reposting what I said on another thread: your Hot Box (or mifi) will work, if you enable Global service with Verizon ahead of time. This will be expensive, since it uses a local cellular service that does not belong to Verizon and they will pass on the cost to you. Really, really, not worth it.

6. Re: 3g and 4g coverage we have AT&T data and Verizon data

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