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Old 10-10-2014, 19:55   #1
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Bahamas BTC Contracts

Looking for information on the shortest period contracts that BTC offers. I know they offer prepaid but they charge a lot for data in the prepaid vs. the post paid contracts.
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I was able to purchase $30 pre-paid cards for $15 each at a BTC store earlier this year. $30 is good for 2GB data. I bought 8 of those cards for use this winter.

I don't find that expensive, even at $30 for 2GB.
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Re: Bahamas BTC Contracts

When I obtained a postpaid account in 2013, I was told 1 year minimum committment.


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Re: Bahamas BTC Contracts

The data cards go on sale quite once or twice a season. And when they do all the cruisers know. $15 for 2 gigs vs the normal $30.
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I was able to purchase $30 pre-paid cards for $15 each at a BTC store earlier this year. $30 is good for 2GB data. I bought 8 of those cards for use this winter.

I don't find that expensive, even at $30 for 2GB.
I need about 14 GB every month.
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I need about 14 GB every month.
If you need 14 GB and a reliable connection staying at home is the answer. It is not uncommon for BTC internet to be down a few times in a week. Sometimes for short periods, sometimes longer. Last spring the whole of the Bahamas was down for most of a day.
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Oh that is OK. I have a lot of data going back and forth but my time is mostly at my discretion. We experience the same interrupts in the BVI but my bandwidth is better than what I got back in Virginia.

It just happens that the app I am working with right now is a data hog.. sends lots of unnecessary data back and forth. At the advise of a fellow cruiser that did similar stuff last year, we are going to set up a virtual machine.

The coms expense is not that big of a deal either, its get paid for, but I have to be reimbursed... this can take months sometimes.

Wait till they see my flights!

If its really that much cheaper for a contract, it may be cheaper to just get a contract, even if I am not going to use it for the whole year.
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