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tonyk
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i have verivon in the states moving there, it shows not avaiable any suggestions, verivon said they do?

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2010 2:42 pm
Marty on STT
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AT&T, Sprint and Innovative...you'll probably be roaming on Verizon and have very crummy reception...

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Posted : December 5, 2010 2:58 pm
tonyk
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thank you very much tony

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2010 3:06 pm
Jim Dandy
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Choice is also offering cell service in the USVI on their 4G network.

Jim

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Posted : December 6, 2010 11:22 am
Marty on STT
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Oops! Forgot about them! http://choice.vi/index.html

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Posted : December 6, 2010 12:02 pm
terry
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With Verizon it is roaming ad VERY EXPENSIVE!!!

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Posted : December 6, 2010 1:29 pm
stiphy
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I think that Choice and Verizon may have a deal now so that Verizon may not be "roaming" any longer. I'd check with Verizon to be sure. I do believe that Choice customers can roam on Verizon for a certain number of minutes each month as well if they are stateside.

Sean

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Posted : December 6, 2010 2:08 pm
stephyjh
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Choice claims 4G, but it is NOT actually 4G data speeds. It's 3G, running off a GSM tower owned by AT&T. The Virgin Islands are not a 4G market for any carrier at present.

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Posted : December 9, 2010 5:58 am
stiphy
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That's not entirely true I don't think. Choice is using "WiMax" technology which is considered "true 4G" stateside (along with LTE). BUT they seem to not have the bandwidth on the backend to actually provide those connecting to their Wimax network with 4G speeds.

I agree steph that their use of 4G technology has been extremely disappointing.

Sean

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Posted : December 16, 2010 1:38 pm
tnemig
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That's not entirely true I don't think. Choice is using "WiMax" technology which is considered "true 4G" stateside (along with LTE). BUT they seem to not have the bandwidth on the backend to actually provide those connecting to their Wimax network with 4G speeds.

I agree steph that their use of 4G technology has been extremely disappointing.

Sean

Technically, there really aren't any true 4G network providers in the US, according to the ITU-R requirements for 4G networks. Nobody in the US is coming close to the standard defined download data rates of 100 Mb/s for high mobile access, nor 1 Gb/s data rates for stationary network access. This is a point of contention I have going with a couple of Sr Verizon engineers I'm working with. I've heard the new definition for these networks is becoming 3.9G, although they keep marketing themselves as 4G.

That being said, I've worked in a couple of dozen or so WiMAX networks around the US and South America. I have recently come out of Verizon's LTE labs getting my equipment certified. In fact, we just completed the first round of "live" LTE network testing in Atlanta, and I have to say LTE is rather zippy, especially compared to 3G access. So I guess it is all relative. 🙂

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Posted : December 17, 2010 3:38 am
tnemig
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I stand corrected. The ITU has officially reversed it's opinion on 4G in the states. My apologies Sean!

http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20026228-85.html

Tim

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Posted : December 21, 2010 2:40 am
MistB'Haven
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I just switched to ATT after 20 years with Verizon for this issue. If you do it in your home area, you can keep your old phone number so people can call you on a local number for them.

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Posted : December 21, 2010 10:04 pm
gparrot
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I just left the Islands at thanksgiving...and Verizon charged me $2 a minute while I was on island making calls with my Verizon phone...it was even $2 a min to check my voice mails

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Posted : December 24, 2010 6:04 pm
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