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Old 17-12-2012, 11:31   #1
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cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

Can anyone tell me as to how good the cell & wifi coverage is in the Exumas & Eleuthera. Where is coverage available & what cell carrier is best to use?
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Old 17-12-2012, 11:33   #2
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

Cell coverage is good in both. Wifi is another matter. For best cell coverage get an unlocked GSM phone and buy a Batelco sim card when you get there.
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Old 17-12-2012, 11:36   #3
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

Do the marinas have free wifi if you are staying there?
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Old 17-12-2012, 11:40   #4
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

Don't usually go into marinas but the answer is no.
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

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Do the marinas have free wifi if you are staying there?
Yes most of the marinas have wifi if you are staying there. They provide guests a password.
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

What about 3G or 4G with a USB Modem. Avalaible? Coverage?

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What about 3G or 4G with a USB Modem. Avalaible? Coverage?

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3G is available in most marinas as well as other spots it just depends.
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

We went to several marinas in February, generally you could "purchase" WiFi for $10 per day, but it never reached to the boat and was generally a waste of money.
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We went to several marinas in February, generally you could "purchase" WiFi for $10 per day, but it never reached to the boat and was generally a waste of money.
The only "free" wifi left that I know of is a couple of spots in Abaco and one little spot in Nassau Harbour. As you said most charge $10 a day for iffy wifi. And no refunds!
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

There might be some information here that will help you,
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The bahamas telco web page says you can get internet for $30/mo but no mention of how much data is included. We're headed to Abacos in Jan
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

I saw several people using their WIFI computers outside the bar of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in May:
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Seems like a better spot to do it than some sterile Starbucks.
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

WiFi is available in the Exuma Park area for $10 a day for paying guests of the park. We picked up free WiFi around Spanish Wells.
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I saw several people using their WIFI computers outside the bar of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in May:

Seems like a better spot to do it than some sterile Starbucks.
Staniel used to have free wifi but a few years ago they switched to Exuma wifi, about $10 a day. Sampson Cay used to have free wifi too but, again it's a pay system now.

The Starbucks in Nassau on E. Bay St. gives you an hour if you get a coffee.
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Re: cell & wifi coverage in Exumas & Eleuthera?

Pay per day in warderick wells but service was slow. Could not make reliable Skype calls. OTR convenience store outside Nassau yacht haven had free service. Friend of mine even picked it up from his boat about 200 yards away.
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