Communication and Internet on STX
I have been told by Sprint and Cingular that my US numbers would not incur roaming charges on STX. Is his case? How reliable are the networks?
Also, Sprint said that their wireless card would get high speed downloads rates. I am wondering about coverage, reliability, and true download speeds.
I am considering a short to possibly longterm relo but need to have a reliable communications with the US for work.
The speed of the wireless card depends on the strength of the signal. The east end tends to have bad cell phone reception (Divi and beyond offers no service at least with Sprint). I have the sprint wireless card that I use on the west end where there is good reception and get internet speeds similar to stateside DSL service. It really depends on where you are.
All the features of the Sprint plans such as unlimited nights and weekends, text messaging etc are exactly the same here as in the states. Nothing changes. However, caller ID of landline phones and numbers other than sprint tend not to work if you have the 340 area code. Don't know if caller ID works with a stateside cell number down here.
I was sad to lose my cheap tmobile plan when we moved down but I have been pretty happy with sprint over all. We have free long distance (no roaming), 2000 anytime minutes per phone,etc it started out being about $150 for two phones, now we are down to $120. The give you discounts when you renew at the end of your contracts. After four years we will be down to $100. We wanted the more expensive plans because we do have alot of family and friends and wanted them to be able to call us and for us to be able to call them.
There was a tread about a month or so ago talking about the internet cards for laptops. Seemed like most people like them, said they worked even from the beach. I dont remember which brand they were talking about though, try doing a search.