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nextel work?

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nextel work?

do nextel cell phones work in st john?

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1. Re: nextel work?

no-mine did not work

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Mine did not work on STT or STJ.

I brought a Verizon phone along too, and that did work on the ferry from RH, in Cruz Bay and at Caneel.

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Cell phones, uggh! Even the services they sell down here are spotty. The terrain on St. John is not very cell phone friendly. I have Sprint, but it doesn't work any where on the North Shore or in many other spots on the island. We have a hilly rocky terrain that will block your signal. Not to mention the masonry construction kills the signal as well. I can't get a call when in the Marketplace. The other widely used phone here is Cingular.

I'm not such a fan of the cell phone in general, so I say chuck the phone and just relax and enjoy St. John!

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thanks for the info. Traveling with 2 other couples so were just using them to keep in contact....not for work, no way.

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does anyone know if the two way radio's work? We are going to be traveling with anohter couple and have 2 way motorola's with a 7 mile range. I have concerns they will not work due to the terrain on STJ. Any comments? Thanks

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yes the 2-way radios work but not for the 7 mile range...my aunt and uncle brought a 2-way radio while we were on st. johns just incase we got seperated (b/c we had 2 cars) they said that the mile range on the 2 way radio is about 5 or 6 miles..when we were coming home from i think francis bay..we wanted to test the radios/walkie talkies out and it worked for about 2-3 miles and then the signal ran out...but they did work..i hope this helps!

Helen

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7. Re: nextel work?

No, Nextel does not have service anywhere in the USVI.