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Travel to St. John

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  1. skipcooney

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    I just returned from a week at St. John in the US Virgin Islands, staying at a remote tent-cabin resort at Maho Bay. My Moto Droid provided spotty service with sometimes 1G signals and sometimes no 1G and no bars. Got some text messages, and Google Voice voicemail messages. Did not try to use the phone for voice calls knowing that Verizon would charge me $1.99 per minute! No luck sending text messages. Web browser worked sometimes. I expect no extra charges on my Verizon bill because they told me that data roaming was covered by my regular monthly fee.

    Ended up with my Droid turned off for most of the week. Not so bad...
     

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    I went on a cruise in March. Locked the droid in the safe and took it out a week later when we got off the ship. Worked great.



























    What's the point of this thread again???
     
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    The point was to describe cdma data roaming service in the islands.
     
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    I can imagine Skype could have been handy in that situation.
     
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    When it started out "remote tent cabin resort" I'm picturing Gilligan's Island, not cell tower central.

    [​IMG] :D
     
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    Of course, if I was on a vacation anywhere, my cellphone would be the last of my concerns.
     
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    My main concern was keeping in touch with my dog sitter back home. He's a 13 yr old guy who tends go get sick when we leave him behind.
     
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    Sounds like you need to find a dog sitter who doesn't get sick so easily....
     
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    Wow, you have to watch what you say around here.
     
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    Just ignore the sarcasm here, its getting pretty bad lately. Forums are used for communication and they don't seem to realize that.

    I've never went out of the country with my droid, I'm glad to know that I could get some use out of it if I needed to.
     
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    My uncle lives on St. Croix its so beautiful there!
     
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    I'm not sure how realistic it is to expect our phones to work in a place like that, but if you have a computer at home (which I'm guessing you do, as you're on here), you could DL Skype on it and install the Skype app on your Droid and talk between em that way. Skype, I think, runs off of 1X.
     
  13. Shootr

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    That would have been a more appropriate title for the thread. Relax, have a sense of humor. If you try re-reading your initial post with the mindset of not knowing what the original intent was, you can kind of see why the confusion arose. Don't let my being an a$$hole chase you from the forum, it's way to valuable. Sorry.
     
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    Pretty sure skype does not use 1X. It uses the data connection (3G or Wifi)...
     

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