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Old 07-11-2011, 15:48   #16
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Re: 3G/4G in the Bahamas

Just curious if anyone on this thread is using a masttop cell phone antenna leading to an onboard booster/repeater?

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Old 07-11-2011, 19:08   #17

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Re: 3G / 4G in the Bahamas

"Perhaps that is why AT&T gave me (free) the unlock code "
AT&T's official policy was that they would give any customer the unlock code IF the customer's account was more than 90 days old. Then they started some BS about "only if the phone has been available for sale for more than one year" regardless of account age. And now, supposedly, they are back to "if you've been a customer more than xx days...".
Bottom line, call a rep to ask about the current policy and ask again if the rep says no. They usually take 48 hours to call back or email and give you the code, they don't (didn't) provide it right away.
And some phones won't accept the unlock code unless there is an "alien" SIM card in them at the time it is entered.


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Old 07-11-2011, 19:37   #18
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Re: 3G / 4G in the Bahamas

folks we met this summer in the abacos used their at&t iphone. but it was very expensive. we're not big cell phone users and found it easier to just buy a batelco card and call the states on a 'pay' phone - there's usually a few at every batelco office. when we had wifi we used skype. and of course we checked in every day with our 'spot'.

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