Cell service in San Juan - AT&T

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  1. LoriV

    LoriV Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
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  3. Teacher Princess

    Teacher Princess Aprentice

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    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 !:beach:
    Teacher..
     
  4. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    AT&T customers are covered under their domestic plan in San Juan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
     
  5. FJS961

    FJS961 DIS Veteran

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    yep, no problem.

    we went to PR last month and used our iPhones with AT&T
     
  6. kgc07

    kgc07 Mouseketeer

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

    AquaDame Are we there yet?

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    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! :rotfl2:
     
  8. usfourandnomore

    usfourandnomore Krazy Kruisers

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    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!! ;)
     
  9. Lsugirl2508

    Lsugirl2508 Earning My Ears

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    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!!
     
  10. LoriV

    LoriV Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
  11. Jestocost

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    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.
     
  12. slg4crzn

    slg4crzn Mouseketeer

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    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.
     

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