Originally Posted by Frers 33
My husband and I are considering getting an aircard to use for internet
service wherever cell phone service is available while traveling down the ICW
. Does anyone know if such a card or service is also available in the Bahamas or the Caribbean?
Also, has anyone purchased a cell phone in the Bahamas or Caribbean?Thanks.
The Bahamas covers a lot of area and internet service varies widely. Good availability in Abaco
. Starbucks in Nassau
. A few pay services in the Exumas
, Staniel Cay, Georgetown
. Long Island
has a bar/restaurant in Thompson
Bay (Long Island Breeze). Nothing in the Jumentos or Ragged Islands. As you can see it's spotty, and every year it's different. Your best bet is a good wifi antenna
As for phones, Batelco is the only game
in town and not a very good one either. Your best bet is an unlocked gsm phone and buy a sim card locally. Batelco does not seem to be servicing their pay phones anymore and many of them are out of order. Batelco still sells calling cards but it's difficult to find a phone to use one. The price
of these cards has come down in recent years from $1 a minute to about $.40 a minute to call US/Canada.
As for the ICW a good antenna
will usually get a connection.