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Is the cellular provider "Straight Talk" in the VI?

September 12, 2012 08:41AM
Registered:
09/12/2012

1 Posts

Wondering if "Straight Talk" is in the VI? Yes, I've done the research on their site but the info is sketchy. Coverage map not zoomable enough to see the VI and they say "no" in their FAQ but sometimes info like that is incorrect cuz old and coverage increases all the time. (ST is thru Wal-Mart and a subsidiary of TracFone) Just hoping. Is ST there? Thanks for your help.

Crucian Wanna-Be

September 12, 2012 08:47AM
Registered:
09/19/2005

3,028 Posts

Never heard of it! Biggest carrier is ATT followed by Sprint. Best bet is to buy an inexpensive go-phone to use here.

September 12, 2012 10:11AM
Registered:
07/01/2012

480 Posts

They sell TracFones @ Radio Shack.
Maybe they can answer your question or call AT&T to find out.

September 12, 2012 06:57PM
Registered:
10/06/2005

846 Posts

No Straight Talk here, because no WalMART. Not sure if VI is included in their coverage map, but I think tracfone leases on other networks, but you may have to roam.

September 13, 2012 01:29AM
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10/10/2011

303 Posts

Or simply use your same cell phone as home. Sprint works just fine. No extra charges. But be careful, especially on the north side of stj. Mke sure phoe doesn't go in roam and pick up a bvi tower.

September 15, 2012 02:34PM
Registered:
05/15/2011

6 Posts

I have straight talk, and I was able to get on when was on island in June. I was on St John, and reception was spotty on certain portions of the island, but reception was good in town. There's probably pretty good reception on St Thomas.

April 18, 2013 08:27AM
Registered:
04/18/2013

1 Posts

We are on St. John right now and using our straight talk phones. Reception is so-so, but much better than we hoped. I can call the mainland and anyone can call me, but I cannot make a local call here. When I try to make a call I get a message saying that I don't have enough credit to complete the call and to please log into my account. Maybe if I add an international card it might work, but I do not know.

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