Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Caribbean Islands
Reload this Page >

Stupid Question? Cell Phones/Blackberries in USVI

Notices

Stupid Question? Cell Phones/Blackberries in USVI

Old Jan 14th, 2009, 07:47 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 293
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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!
kateny17 is offline  
Old Jan 14th, 2009, 10:05 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 7,840
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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.
BeachGirl247 is offline  
Old Jan 15th, 2009, 02:30 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have Alltel and it works fine. No additional charges as it's in the national plan coverage area.
Pulley is offline  
Old Jan 15th, 2009, 09:01 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 245
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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!
pijeta is offline  
Old Jan 15th, 2009, 09:49 AM
  #5  
cdw
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 110
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It depends on where you are. Ours usually work in most areas with a few exceptions being the more hilly areas on St. John.
cdw is offline  
Old Jan 15th, 2009, 09:51 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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.
Steel_eyes is offline  
Old Jan 15th, 2009, 02:29 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 222
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
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.
mrcamp is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
need2travelasap
Caribbean Islands
5
Oct 27th, 2007 08:41 AM
stotz
Caribbean Islands
5
Aug 26th, 2006 05:30 PM
margot55
Europe
8
Aug 23rd, 2005 07:38 PM
tilly2354
Caribbean Islands
13
Aug 6th, 2005 05:23 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO