Originally Posted by sully2010
When mooring in the Bahamas how do you get Internet service ?
This past season we used an unlocked 3/4 USB modem/dongle. We paid $15 for the sim card, $5 activation fee and $30 for 30days/1Gig of data and they gave us $5.00 phone credit. Connection speed varies so, as a result, so does the amount of data you consume. Using Skype is a data eater.
Compared to the US, BTC is slow, sometimes painfully so. We've stopped at 10 different anchorages and had internet in all but one. There aren't many places where you don't see a BTC tower in the Bahamas.
If you don't have an unlocked USB modem/dongle you can buy a locked one for the BTC network from one of their business offices. If you do return trips or are going to spend time here, it's an easy option.
At the same time we have looked at what's available for wifi from the boat. Things have changed! There's not much that is free and unsecured from the Exumas south. You can buy wifi at Georgetown, Staniel Cay and a few other places but it's expensive.
Wifi vs 3g/4g in the Bahamas? Since we had both on the boat, the 3g/4g was the winner.
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