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specialk
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If anyone on the board lives in Mahogany Run on STT I'd be interested to know who your Internet provider is and how it works.

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Topic starter Posted : January 20, 2011 11:05 am
Jules
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Used to have Choice wireless, the signal I picked up was from STJ. Was expensive, slow, and often down. They may have improved it though.

Now I have Innovative's DSL. Marginal. Just ran a speed test: (speedtest.net): .57 Mb/s down, .48 Mb/s up.

I also have a landline phone + cable from Innovative. Cable goes out frequently, phone has been so static-y as to be unusable since BEFORE the hurricane, despite multiple calls for service. Think it's time to ditch the phone and cable.

Your internet choices will depend on exactly *where* in MR you are.

Though you didn't ask, cell phone signal... on the Atlantic side of Mahogany Run AT&T's signal is weak and calls drop so frequently that I rarely use it. Texts seem to work better than voice in the presence of poor signal. Several times an hour my phone switches to one of ~4 British carriers whose signal strength is greater than AT&T's. I have set my iPhone's data roaming to "off", of course.

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Posted : January 20, 2011 1:27 pm
specialk
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Thanks, Jules....

I have AT&T wireless and checked signal while I was in a unit the other day. It dipped a few times. But seemed solid most of the time.

A friend in the "tennis village" (?) has innovative DSL and says it's OK.

I called BBVI's STT office and had to leave a message. Still haven't heard back from them.

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Topic starter Posted : January 22, 2011 12:06 am
Jules
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Your internet and cell might be substantially different at MR's Tennis Village vs Golf Village vs The Overlook, and even different units within those three locales. And I often have decent signal... until I make a call. Rarely am I able to talk for more than a few minutes before the call drops.

S'ok though, I hate talking on the phone 🙂

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Posted : January 22, 2011 12:40 am
croixcam
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What is considered the best and most reliable. Seems like way overpriced, any thoughts. Does Innovative DSL work well?

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Posted : January 28, 2011 11:41 am
STXBob
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What is considered the best and most reliable. Seems like way overpriced, any thoughts. Does Innovative DSL work well?

(croixcam changed the subject to STX, if anybody missed it)

On STX, I would say Broadband VI is the best on average, although you won't get anywhere near stateside speeds, and you may get some outages. Customer service is good, and they try reasonably hard to be a good ISP.

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Posted : January 28, 2011 11:54 am
TnD
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I'm moving to Mahogany Run shortly - any suggestions for best wireless card to get for my laptop? AT&T? Verizon?

Thanks!

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Posted : February 12, 2011 2:47 pm
Jules
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Do we have Verizon here? I haven't seen their signal listed as a carrier at any time in the Settings > Carriers section of my phone (although I usually only check that while at home). I use AT&T for cell. As noted above, your cell signal will vary depending on exactly where you are within MR as well as other AT&T factors, perhaps atmospheric factors, local signal strength of BVI carriers, etc.

If you aren't on island and want me to check the signal outside of your planned building, shoot me a PM with the building # and I'll go over there. Caveat: cell signal outside of the building may not be the same as inside; signal on the parking side may not be the same as the balcony side, etc.

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Posted : February 13, 2011 1:14 am
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