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Old 05-08-2021, 09:43   #1
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Hello all, What is everyone using for internet in this part of the world. Please let me know if this is posted in the wrong forum, but I'm thinking Caribbean specific.

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Old 05-08-2021, 10:15   #2
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Local Marina's or restaurants with wifi. 99% of cruisers. Money to burn? Cell phone and set up a hot spot.
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Old 05-08-2021, 11:14   #3
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Friends of ours in the Caribbean now are using either a data card or MiFi. If your concern is for coverage out in time, then it's hoped an affordable option will be Starlink (which currently is only for limited areas and fixed locations).
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Old 05-08-2021, 12:15   #4
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Marina and restaurant wifi is notoriously crap. If you need anything resembling reliable internet, don't count on someone else's wifi being worth a mouse's fart.

My internet requirements are quite high as my wife and I both work remotely. We have used a Pepwave router with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, SIMs over the years depending on what part of the US Atlantic coast we're in, and we used "My Island WiFi" when we were in the Bahamas. Currently we're using a Cricket SIM and an EZCOM SIM, both of which are AT&T service, but curiously neither support use of alternate routers such as a Pepwave, so we're using their "mobile hotspot" devices which give inferior coverage but at least they function and are cheap.

In the US territory Caribbean islands I would suggest AT&T. For others I suggest looking into local telco options.

Again, relying on public wifi is not a winning solution if you need something considered service level.
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Thank you all, some good places to start
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If you need anything resembling reliable internet, don't count on someone else's wifi being worth a mouse's fart.
Interested, where does a mouse fart fall on the red cent/hill of beans scale?
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Interested, where does a mouse fart fall on the red cent/hill of beans scale?

Somewhere between a poofteenth and a brass razoo.
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Somewhere between a poofteenth and a brass razoo.
HA! If that's your scale I've got a bunch of mouse's farts to trade for your poofteenths!
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I've been using Digicel with a local SIM and mifi device with some success. The bundles vary in price according to which island you are on, but allow for seamless Skype/Zoom/Teams video and audio conferences. But they are not cheap, the BVI was $80 for 15Gb of data.
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Local wifi hotspots. Mobile Internet when wifi not present.
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