|Information on Cell Phones
Will your iPhone work?
One of the most popular topics on Internet forums about St. John is, â€œWill my cell phone work on island?â€�
The answer is, most likely.
Both Verizon and AT&T/Cingular have coverage, but not island-wide. There are dead spots in the valleys.
One good thing to remember is that Verizon bills roaming charges for St. John calls, even within your plan minutes. Your Cingular plan
calls incur no extra charge. VI coverage is included.
Virgin Mobile, which sells prepaid minute plans, says the VIs are included in its service. And if Virgin covers St. John, you can expect
that Sprint Nextel phones will, too, because they are Virginâ€™s network partners.
Now, about the iPhone. On his Life de Life Living in the USVI, Jay reports using his wifeâ€™s iPhone with no problems on St. John, St.
Thomas and St. Croix. Jay also reports that Lion in d'a Sunâ€™s Matt Slayton recently upgraded his AT&T service to an iPhone. The
service was activated in about 60 minutes. â€œBy island standards anything that gets done in a hour is fast,â€� Jay added.
Meanwhile, on another forum, â€œRokipatelâ€� reported that heâ€™d been told by the AT&T office on Puerto Rico that St. John would
be covered by the next generation cell phone network technology known as 3G within six months. It is widely expected that Apple will
announce a new iPhone model in June which will run on the faster network.
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