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onsteadc
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I read that some cell phone providers in STT provide free calls back to the mainland....does anyone know who these providers are?

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Topic starter Posted : October 22, 2008 9:41 pm
Trade
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I have ATT/Cingular & can call the US at no charge.

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Posted : October 22, 2008 10:51 pm
rokipatel
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i have Sprint everything plan i could call anywhere in the US, Puerto rico and Hawaii for free.

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Posted : October 22, 2008 11:51 pm
Jim Dandy
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You can also call Guam and the Marshall Islands. Nothing make you feel you are getting your money's worth like a 12,000 mile call to Guam.

Jim

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Posted : October 23, 2008 1:24 am
Betty
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Usvi are part of america. If you get a plan that has free long distance you can call anywhere in the us for free. Your 2 main choices are Sprint and Att/Cingular.

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Posted : October 23, 2008 3:03 pm
onsteadc
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Thanks. I currently have AT&T and they said it would cost me money to call back to the states. Maybe that's different if I switch my number and go to an AT&T store on the island. How did you handle that?

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Topic starter Posted : October 23, 2008 9:58 pm
Jim Dandy
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If you have a nationwide plan you can call everywhere for no additional charges, US mainland, PR, Alaska, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Guam.

Jim

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Posted : October 23, 2008 10:42 pm
Future Islander
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I have a New Jersey Area Code.....AT&T plan....never an additional charge to call back to the mainland as long as I remain within my monthly minutes.

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Posted : October 23, 2008 11:25 pm
Exit Zero
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If you keep a stateside area code for your phone it may deter many locals who are not using not using a nationwide cell phone plan from ever calling your number as it is a long distance call for us. I personally refuse to call anyone back that requires I spend long distance dollars to call them on island.

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Posted : October 24, 2008 12:23 am
SapphireBeach08
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I spent September in St Thomas with my ATT phone. No long distance charges and I called home a lot. I think you must have gotten an uniformed customer service rep.

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Posted : October 24, 2008 2:15 pm
Future Islander
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Exit Zero:

While I can see your point regarding long distance charges.......I've never (to my knowledge) not received a call back to my NJ number from any business or personal contact on island.

Since I only reside part time on STT (3-4 months out of the year) it would not be practical to change my number.......also, everyone I know has my current number.

Now that "portable numbers" are commonplace I think you'll see more and more people continuing to use their "current telephone numbers" where ever they move.

F.I.

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Posted : October 24, 2008 7:16 pm
sidnie
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The other thing to keep in mind is ATT charges you to change your number and you have to get a new sim card so it is a pain/

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Posted : October 24, 2008 7:40 pm
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