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kateny17 Jan 14th, 2009 07:47 PM

Stupid Question? Cell Phones/Blackberries in USVI
 
This is probably a stupid question, but will my blackberry work in St. John or do I need an International Sim Card? Thanks!

BeachGirl247 Jan 14th, 2009 10:05 PM

It all depends on your carrier.

Call them or check out their website for info. Also, know the rates for incoming emails and texts as we were in for a shock when our bill came from the bahamas. It was 4 figures.

Pulley Jan 15th, 2009 02:30 AM

I have Alltel and it works fine. No additional charges as it's in the national plan coverage area.

pijeta Jan 15th, 2009 09:01 AM

I'd call your provider to verify directly. I had been told mine would work and was unpleasantly surprised to find that I needed to "allow" my phone to be accessed outside the states before I was already gone.

Have a good trip!

cdw Jan 15th, 2009 09:49 AM

It depends on where you are. Ours usually work in most areas with a few exceptions being the more hilly areas on St. John.

Steel_eyes Jan 15th, 2009 09:51 AM

We were in St. Croix over New Years and our T-Mobile phones did not have service, even though I thought I had pre-set them up before departure. It had the kids up in arms and when we landed for about an hour until they looked around and saw they were in paradise. I must admit, I never missed my cell phone for a second, and I don't believe that they did either.

mrcamp Jan 15th, 2009 02:29 PM

I haves used SprintPCS in the pas and recemntly AT&T in USVI. Both for data and for voice,and it does not cost extra. It omes out of your regular usage, since USVI and Puerto Rico are considered part of your nation-wide coverage.


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