I just discovered this thread while doing a search -- I was going to start a new one on just about the same subject. This summer will be our 3rd cruising in the Virgins. My wife & I both need an internet connection for work. Our first summer we rented a card from CCT, and were able to use it for a month for a reasonable price
(about $100, I think). Last summer, CCT decided that it was not going to do anything like this: no card without a 2 yr contract
, I was told. (So we struggled with WIFI
.) So this spring I have been looking for alternatives and found Digicel. (I think they are new to the BVI). They are offering a sim card to use in an unlocked aircard (I just bought Sierra 875U for about $65). They promise that I do not need a contract
and say they will charge about $40/month for unlimited use. If the service
is as good as CCT's two years ago (it almost always worked), I will be very happy. Feel free to PM me for more information -- including my very polite contact at Digicel (they do not say anything about aircards on their website.)
In case there is any doubt: I have no commercial
interest here (but am self-interested: if there is a lot of demand, they are certainly more likely to continue letting sailors do this short-term). And a caveat: I am hopeful that this works as promised but now know no more than I have said. I will gladly report when I return in late July.
One other thing: they do have a roaming charge if you use their sim card outside the BVI: .02/kb. But, of course, it might be possible to insert a different sim in the aircard.