Are there alot of areas on stx where you can receive a wireless signal?
Stepping out on the proverbial limb here after reading all of your posts - you want to live in a remote area with primitive accomodations and preferably a companion, need a wireless connection, wonder about tattoo shops, think you might want to work in a correctional facility, and use a bike for transportation on STX? Making sure I have the major points covered here before drawing a deep breath and saying......have you ever been to St. Croix? I think maybe you're confused on the entire concept. Wherever you live that would be remote would not be readily accessible by bike to Golden Grove (and do your research before considering that...think Angola penitentiary here). I'm not sure what you mean by primitive, but it conjurs up visions of campfires and tents in my head, which really are not compatible with the insect population or perhaps even your personal safety. Your pool of women, be they locals or transplants, is going to shrink considerably under those restrictions. What exactly are you looking for? I have a lot of pictures flashing through my head, none of which are working well together with my experiences on STX.
As far as the wireless, I can state this - make them do a site search, don't take their word for it that you're covered in a certain area. We were supposed to be covered in St. Georges estate, but low and behold - we were on the wrong side of Hovensa to be able to tower off from there. Oops, had to go to Innovative, which was another funny adventure, but only in retrospect. While living it, it was Dante's proverbial inner circle of hell.
Premove visit - my crystal ball says it is definitely in your future if you want to continue to dream this particular dream. Not saying it can't be done, but you're throwing many, many island challenges together and I'm not sure the pot is big enough to hold them all.
Don't get me going on Innovative.....
I think that you are good at reading between the lines.
i am using at&t and i recieve signal anywhere on island i even use them for my pc, it's just like DSL.
Becky R. All my posts shouldn't be percieved as what my lifestyle will be, each and everyone is different to each aspect of my life. Biking will be a source of transportation until i purchase a vehicle. Camping is a leisure thing and would have nothing to do with my everyday living. I have a tattoo i want to finish so thats why i asked. Its not like i will be sitting by a campfire with my laptop and then riding my bike 30 miles to work. Yes i do want to find a mate. Each and every post is a different inquiry as to what i may expect because i know things are alot different than the states.
I use At&t ,it works great on STX, I'M on the East End of the Island.
What kind of speeds to you get both up and down? Thinking of making a change so I am interested.
I have a Mobil Pentium IV-M processor (starting at 993 MHZ) with speed step technology when I connect on line it flashes so fast I can't read it. So speed hasn't been a problem, as fast as I can click it 's there.
Thanx, thats my cell service also, which i hear is a popular provider for cellular service.
Sorry, mkoz - you just had a number of threads going at one time that painted a big picture that didn't quite sync up for some...a couple of us got lost with the wide range of questions. Now I get it! Thanks for clarifying.
Who cares if he's a nut that wants to live in a tent and have wireless internet and ride his bike around the island with all his menacing tattoos showing? (Not saying you are, but hey, who knows!) What better place to do it than here?
There are a lot of people I've seen around living lives that would have sounded verrrrry peculiar if they were trying to prepare for them by asking questions here first! 🙂
I say anyone who contributes positively to the community is welcome, even (maybe especially) nutbags.
I'm not sure what a nutbag is, so I probably am one!
Seriously though, does anyone know how fast the broadband is on STX? I am currently spoiled with a cable modem that gives me around 4 Mb per second. I'm guessing that DSL is around 1 Mb per second. Is that in the right neigborhood? Part of our financial gameplan when we move to STX depends on high speed internet access, so this is a pretty important question for us... Thanks!
From www.speakeasy.net/speedtest to nyc.
Download Speed: 1687 kbps (210.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 951 kbps (118.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
For VIPowernet DSL
From www.speakeasy.net/speedtest to nyc
Download Speed: 425 kbps (53.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 216 kbps (27 KB/sec transfer rate)
Wow, a pretty big difference rotorhead!
I guess BroadbandVI wins... A bit slower than I am used to, but that should be fast enough!