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Verizon service in Bahamas

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by AnnMarieP, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. AnnMarieP

    AnnMarieP New Member

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    Hi to all...we'll be traveling to the Atlantis in June, and my husband just got the Voyager phone. Verizon said that we would have service in the Bahamas, but I'm skeptical. I have always found that the best information comes from the people on the ground.

    I did a search of this website, but didn't find a current thread. Does anyone know?

    Many thanks!!
    AnnMarie - Freehold, NJ
     
  2. Jay2TheRescue

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    I know AT&T works well down there. A friend of mine just went down there last year... Verizon is probably similar.

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    I know that Sprint is in Puerto Rico & USVI (SID 5142).
    I have Alltel, and roaming is free on them in the Caribbean.

    But would Verizon charge for roaming on Sprint there...
     
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    Verizon has free roaming on Claro in PR (I think)... Claro was formed when Verizon sold its wireless assets...

    I don't know whether Sprint's free or not there though.
     
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    See this is a good reason why people should just get at&t, they have everything covered!!! :)
     
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    Hey guys, thanks for all of the input. Verizon does have coverage in the USVI, as my boss went there in February and had coverage pretty much on the whole island. BUT (the dreaded BUT) there were roaming charges.

    Thanks for the links to the various websites too.....I'll pass on anything new I learn.

    AMP
     
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    LOL come here and I will take you on a little trip to Alltel GSM country where there is a pretty good sized population and then you can tell me this statement.
     
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    I was just looking at Verizon's PRL 50989, and there is a network in PR that is free roam:
    Not sure is this is available in the USVI as well.


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    06047 PCS FRM Puerto Rico Telephone Company
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    BTA488E San Juan, PR

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    CMA091B San Juan, PR
    CMA147B Ponce, PR
    CMA169B Mayaguez, PR
    CMA202B Arecibo, PR
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    CMA723B Puerto Rico 1 - Rincon
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    att is domestic in US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico both.
     
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    im not covered :p
     
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    ATT roams on Cable & wireless in British Virgin islands on (850).
     
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    roaming for Verizon customers in the bahamas is $1.29/min.............but the international coverage map is weird...couldnt get it to work
     
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    i'm looking more and from the looks of it there is no CDMA coverage.....you would have to rent a GSM phone from Verizon or buy a Pay as You Go phone while you're down there
     
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    I was able to get the VZW international page to work, and it is 1.29 a minute. Just for reference AT&T is 2.29 or 1.99 a minute (depending on rate plan) T-Mobile is 2.29 a minute and Sprint charges 2.29 a minute.

    So for anyone that says Verizon is not the best choice for anyone who travels internationally, depending on where you travel, that may not be the case, if you travel to countries that do have CDMA networks, it is usually much cheaper to use Verizon. If you have a dual band CDMA/GSM phone, the places where you do have to use a GSM network, the rates are usually the same as the other providers.
     
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    Thanks for the info it is always good to know.
     
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    but is it cheaper bc their coverage is ineffective there? $1.29 sounds good, but could be bad if there is no coverge
     
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    He said that he had coverage there.:confused:
     
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    wouldnt have at&t if they paid my bill for a year....at&t SUCKS
     
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    Is all of this the same for the verizon wireless card for the PC?---ie where there is phone coverage the PC card will work as well?
     
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    My information or experience is 3 years old, but when we where at Altantis in the Bahamas, people kept coming up to us and saying 'Wow, you have service?'. They had Verizon and we had Cingular (ie ATT now).


    P.S. Just realized how old this thread is. Not sure why there are many answers about USVI, PR, etc , etc. They are all different. The OP was about Bahamas!
     

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