I am a writer of historical romance, complete with an editor who gives me deadlines just to make my life more interesting. Internet is an expensive a hobbled together sort of thing. After a season in the Caribbean, before we returned we bought a second T-Mobile phone
(we have on At&T phone
unlocked). We also bought a Digicel mifi box, although an unlocked broadband
box would work just as well. T-Mobile doesn't have a roaming charge for most countries, but it won't let you get on line with the 3G signals we have down here. But the phone calls are less expensive and you can check email
and do some stuff on FB.
We have to get a different Digicel card for each country (except the US islands), but it's fast and reliable. In the USVI and PR we use the T-Mobile unlimited internet plan, supplemented by AT&T. Sometimes T-Mobile just doesn't have the necessary speed. In the BVI you have to call in to the store to top off, and they aren't open on weekends or holidays. We also had to get a new card, at no cost, when we came back for this season. Going down to St. Martin/St Maarten, Digicel is only on the French side. That is not really much of a problem. It's a nicer anchorage anyway. The same card will work in St. Barts. Antigua
will require a new card. Guadeloupe
will word in the St. Martin card, but there is a roaming fee. It might be easier just to get a new card, certainly it's cheaper. You can also get unlimited internet from Hot, hot, hot, spot, but it will slow down when a bunch of other people are on it. Forget Dominica
, it is so slow you'll want to through your computer away. Martinique
has a fabulous connection. We have not gone further south than that. If you're thinking the Bahamas
, we had to go through there due storms, and you need to get their box and card, and make sure your near a new cell tower.
A lot of people will talk to you about public internet spots, if you can work with noise
, that's an option. I only use them when I'm doing promo.
If you have any questions, PM me. If I don't get back to you right away it means we don't have a signal.
Maje (w/a Ella Quinn)