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Old 02-07-2003, 09:36 AM
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I'm heading down at the end of the month and I was wondering, having Verizon as a carrier, what kind of service I might be able to expect down there, if any... Thanks!
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there last May ,no cell we had on the boat worked.I'm sure sat. will work.Buy thier phone card
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I just called , Nope they dont have any towers on the islands
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Figures! Great place, poor technology... Looks like I'll be off to buy the phone card! Thanks for the info guys!
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We just returned from there. No service (Verizon and Nextel) anywhere close to the Abacos but were surprised to get Verizon service (roaming) in the Berry Islands. Sort of strange to be there in the middle of nowhere and see cell towers on the main island.


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Figures! Great place, poor technology... Looks like I'll be off to buy the phone card! Thanks for the info guys!
You have to buy THE PHONE CARD THEY SELL (figures )
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Whatever you do don't use the pretty blue phones that they have in some marinas that have a big sign that says "call home with credit card". This suckered me into three calls 1 minute a piece. Got the bill later and it was $ 42 each.

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Our phones work there (Cingular), but it does not sound like it will help you unless you switch carriers... Sorry... Just a FYI..

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