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Old 15-08-2014, 10:26   #1
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Georgetown, Bahamas WIFI/Cell

Hi,

Looking for feedback on the quality and speed of commercial wi-fi, 4G, WiMax, or similar data services specifically in the Georgetown vicinity.

Anyone with first hand experience using the batel WiMax or 4G?

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Old 15-08-2014, 11:17   #2
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Re: Georgetown, Bahamas WIFI/Cell

BTC is your best bet. As far as speed and reliability goes it's a crapshoot. Last season the whole of the Bahamas was down for the best part of a day.
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Re: Georgetown, Bahamas WIFI/Cell

Just came back from a month down there. In most areas the service from BATELCO was good. Be sure to use their sim cards because the long distance rates are very high using a US card. You need to set up an account so go visit the BATELCO office and work through their system. It is done differently with more prepaid cards and separate data cards. I never could understand the system by fortunately my wife got it right and we had full coverage for phone and data at all times.
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Re: Georgetown, Bahamas WIFI/Cell

You may wish to google,"Boingo".They have wi-fi hotspots in many locations.I reccently looked at their coverage map for Georgetown And seems to be wifi of theirs' there.Oh Yes, cheap also.Can't say about the quality though,Perhaps if you're using range-booster systems discussed on other threads here you'll have good results.
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Re: Georgetown, Bahamas WIFI/Cell

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You may wish to google,"Boingo".They have wi-fi hotspots in many locations.I reccently looked at their coverage map for Georgetown And seems to be wifi of theirs' there.Oh Yes, cheap also.Can't say about the quality though,Perhaps if you're using range-booster systems discussed on other threads here you'll have good results.
Oh cool... I have free boingo with my AMEX!
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wAY cOOL ZBOSS! lOL

Boingo has many spots in med also-particularly on coast as well as States. Bandwidth varies as does service.
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We've used WiMax before and found it unreliable. Lots of drops and no service.
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Yes Ampola,
Few reliable providers out there
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