Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
LoriV
Earning My Ears
 
LoriV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 65

Cell service in San Juan - AT&T

My daughter (who is attached to her cell phone 24/7) seems convinced that she will be able to use her cell phone in San Juan. She has an iPhone and we use AT&T. Can anyone verify that this is correct? I don't want to get hit with a major bill at the end. She would probably not call anyone - pretty much just texting.
LoriV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
Teacher Princess
Aprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 345

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoriV View Post
My daughter (who is attached to her cell phone 24/7) seems convinced that she will be able to use her cell phone in San Juan. She has an iPhone and we use AT&T. Can anyone verify that this is correct? I don't want to get hit with a major bill at the end. She would probably not call anyone - pretty much just texting.
Your daughter should be fine to use her cell phone in P.R.
Brother lives there and he has At&T service on his iPhone

Be safe and have fun !
Teacher..
Teacher Princess is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-06-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
TLSnell1981

Sense isn't very common anymore
I can't wait for T shirts and cover ups
 
TLSnell1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 11,157

AT&T customers are covered under their domestic plan in San Juan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
TLSnell1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
FJS961
DIS Veteran
 
FJS961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 1,812

yep, no problem.

we went to PR last month and used our iPhones with AT&T
FJS961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
kgc07
Mouseketeer
 
kgc07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 473

We were there in November. iPhone and Internet worked perfectly! No additional charges on bill. It's the same inn St Thomas.
__________________
Kristy

July 07 Grand Floridian Sugar Loaf (DVC members)
May 08 AKV 2 bd concierge , May 17-24 '09 AKV concierge , May 8 - 14 '10 AKV Concierge
May '11 Disney Mothers Day cruise & AKV
June 2012 Star Wars Weekends & November 2012 Fantasy cruise
May 2013 Star Wars weekends AKV club level & November 2013 Fantasy cruise
May 2014 Bay Lake Towers & AKV club level & December 2014
May 2015 AKV CL, Disney Dream, The Dark Side
kgc07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #6
AquaDame
Are we there yet?
 
AquaDame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PacNW
Posts: 2,437

She is right, as well as St Thomas as the poster above said, since they are in the US Virgin Islands. We used it on our iPhones during November on our cruise - AT&T service was great, internet was fast, and no charge. Of course if you want to tell her otherwise to keep her from being preoccupied, I won't tell!
__________________
AquaDame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
usfourandnomore
Krazy Kruisers
 
usfourandnomore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 26

Yep! DH and I used our iPhones with AT&T plan in Puerto Rico and St Thomas in December with no additional fees showing up on our bill. Text away!!
__________________

usfourandnomore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 11:08 PM   #8
Lsugirl2508
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Posts: 22

I called AT&T today myself to confirm this. I don't want to be surprised by my bill. Lol. He did confirm that San Juan is covered. Although he couldn't tell me for sure about St. Thomas. Glad to see others that have used their phones in both places with no charges!! Thanks for the helpful info!!
Lsugirl2508 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #9
LoriV
Earning My Ears
 
LoriV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 65

Thank you all for the helpful info. DD will be very excited to hear that she doesn't need to be "disconnected" from the world for the entire week.
LoriV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
Jestocost
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Kirkwood, MO
Posts: 6,946

People should check their plans, however, as all carriers or even different plans from the same carrier may not be the same. I can confirm that with most AT&T iPhone plans, PR and the USVI are considered the same as calling from home. We have used AT&T phones in PR, St. Thomas and St. Croix without incurring charges. I have a Verizon phone, however, and while PR is part of the home plan, the USVI is considered international roaming territory.
__________________
Spring 1976, WDW/Golf Resort; Spring 2000, WDW/CBR; Summer 2002, WDW/CBR; Thanksgiving 2003, Disney Wonder & WDW/CBR; Fall 2004, WDW/POFQ; Spring Break 2005, Disney Magic Western Caribbean; Fall 2005, WDW/BC; Summer 2006, Disney Magic Eastern Caribbean & WDW/POFQ; Christmas 2006, WDW/POFQ; Spring Break 2007, DLR/Disneyland Hotel; Fall 2007, WDW/Poly; Summer 2008, WDW/POFQ & Disney Wonder B2B; Thanksgiving 2008, WDW/Poly; Summer 2009, WDW/AKL; Christmas/New Year 2009-2010, WDW/Poly and Disney Magic Western Caribbean; Spring Break 2010, WDW/BC; Summer 2010, WDW/GF; Thanksgiving 2010, WDW/POFQ; Spring Break 2011, WDW/BC; Summer 2011, WDW/BWI; Thanksgiving 2011, Disney Dream; Summer 2012, WDW/AKL;F&WF 2012, WDW/BWI; Spring Break 2013, WDW/BC; Summer 2013, Disney Wonder Alaska; F&WF 2013, WDW/YC; Spring Break 2014, WDW/AKL and Disney Fantasy Western Caribbean; Summer 2014, WDW/WL



Jestocost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #11
slg4crzn
Mouseketeer
 
slg4crzn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 242

We cruised over NYE. We have AT&T I phones and did the following. Kept the phone on airplane mode. After docking we powered our phone completely off then turned back on to make sure we were using a AT&T signal. That's what was suggested to us by AT&T. In St Thomas and San Juan. It was great! No extra charges. Your time on the phone will be their local time so make sure it's same as ship time.
slg4crzn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.