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Old 12-02-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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The cellphone industry is very big here, On the other hand it's not always as reliable as one might hope. The terrain has much to do with it, particularly on the more mountainous St Thomas and St John but also to do with the number of towers. More towers are being built all the time so things ARE improving but we had a 34 hour power outage last week on STT/STJ and it was almost impossible to reach anyone on a cellphone for several hours as the system was overloaded.

Internet access is better than it was a year ago and improves all the time. I was finally able to get off dial-up this year when Choice installed a receiver in my hitherto "dead" area and that's been a real treat.

Yes, it IS against the law to drive while using a hand-held cell but this ruling merely followed the practice in most stateside jurisdictions. I welcomed the ruling as there is nothing more disconcerting than driving behind someone driving totally erratically on our winding steep roads and thinking either a total nut or a drunk is in front of you when it's "just" someone using a hand-held. The ear pieces are more common now.

I didn't understand fairbank's "tented windows" remark until I realized it was supposed to be "tinted!" Heavily tinted auto windows are illegal for obvious reasons. When police are approaching a vehicle and can't see who or what is inside then obviously that's a problem.

Cheers!

lol "tented" I guess i must be living in Alaska too long. For awhile you couldn't tint your drivers side window. Every body has their favorite cell phone spots. Whenever i moved into a house i would just walk around trying to find the best reception. Then that area became my office, even if it was the end of the driveway.

I once saw a School Bus driver, driving through Tutu with a bus load of kids while on a cell phone.

(what bars do you freqent STT? I may know you)
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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fairbanks: I don't frequent bars. Own and operate a bar/restaurant and have done for 12 years now. Before that I had a "real life" for 12-13 years on STT. Cheers!
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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fairbanks: I don't frequent bars. Own and operate a bar/restaurant and have done for 12 years now. Before that I had a "real life" for 12-13 years on STT. Cheers!
was just curious... everyone on stt has at least one bar "where everybody knows your name"

do you operate a bar on STT or back in the states?
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:50 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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was just curious... everyone on stt has at least one bar "where everybody knows your name"

do you operate a bar on STT or back in the states?
You'll see from my location that I'm on STT. My restaurant/bar is on the mainland and I commute daily. Gets pretty tiresome. Cheers!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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You'll see from my location that I'm on STT. My restaurant/bar is on the mainland and I commute daily. Gets pretty tiresome. Cheers!
What?! wait...how does that work? Does mainland mean the continental US?
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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What?! wait...how does that work? Does mainland mean the continental US?

sarcasm? I bet he lives behind constatine wire, i have him pegged now
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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sarcasm? I bet he lives behind constatine wire, i have him pegged now
What's "constatine wire?"
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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What's "constatine wire?"
dont mind me, i'm just a product of the virgin islands educational system
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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sarcasm...i detected a hint of it but wasn't sure since I don't know anything about the VI. Thought maybe there were cheap daily flights I was missing out on...

Now I'm even more confused with the constantine wire reference?!
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:32 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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sarcasm...i detected a hint of it but wasn't sure since I don't know anything about the VI. Thought maybe there were cheap daily flights I was missing out on...

Now I'm even more confused with the constantine wire reference?!
No sarcasm - simply humour. Yes of course my business is on St Thomas. Cheers!
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