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post #5 of Old 02-12-2013
hasuehounds
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Re: Communications in the Caribean (cell phone)

You need two things that help in staying in touch and avoid cell bills. Cell plans on the surface seems cheap or reasonable. They neither
Many roaming fees are verynexpensive no matter your carrier or plan esp places like the Bahamas, Caicos and outlying islands
To defray costs use Skype. It's penny's on the dollar, you need only a computer
A good marine antenna for wyfi and skypes program
In places where roaming charges can be $100s per minute I call home using Skype
I purchased a good marine antenna this year and have had no problems getting a clear
Data stream signal
While cell phones are nice the roaming charges will kill you
Get Skype mobile it's great been using it since it came out
It's awesome!!!
Kathleen
S/V Legacy
St thomas, USVI
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