Can I Use My Phone In St. Maarten (What You Need to Know)

There is nothing worse then being on vacation and not being able to get your phone to work, so that you can make that phone call home and let them know you arrived fine. Today we will be discussing your best options.

Can I Use My Phone In St. Maarten

Most phones will not work in St. Maarten unless you have a plan with your provider from back home. The best and cheapest way, is to use free apps called WhatsApp, Facetime, Duo etc. You can download and install these apps from your phone’s App Store ex. Google Playstore, Apple Store.

The island has Wi-Fi almost everywhere.

The one problem is that these apps require a Wi-Fi connection to be able to function. The good news is, that the island has Wi-Fi almost everywhere, even on most beaches.

You will find many beach bars and restaurants that are happy to provide Wi-Fi access with a purchase of a drink, so you should be fine.

Purchase a SIM for your phone.

Another way is to go to Simpson Bay and buy a new chip for your phone, which will give you a limited amount of minutes. One place I’ve used many times is The Mailbox located in Simpson Bay.

A SIM is inexpensive.

You will have to buy a chip for your phone for as low as $25, but you will also get minutes with it. The two main phone card companies they have are TelCel and Chippie.

There are different plans available to suit your needs. This is a very good option, and is the most reliable for those very important phone calls.

Other services “The Mailbox” provides.

Other services that The Mailbox provides are phone top-ups, faxing, scanning, and computer related services. They also have a mailbox service.

Will my Verizon phone work in St Maarten?

 If you are going to be visiting St Maarten, then the answer is yes. Verizon phones use a GSM network, which is used by all major cell carriers in St Maarten including Digicel and Orange. That means that as long as your service provider has roaming agreements with these two providers, you should be able to make calls.

However, if you are traveling to the French side of the island, be aware that while some carriers may work, there is no guarantee they will. There has been a known issue with cell towers near Pointe Blanche and English Bay, which have made it difficult for people on both sides of the island to make and receive calls.

Does GPS work in St Maarten?

A GPS will work great in Maarten, and it can be very helpful for those who are unfamiliar with the island. With a car GPS device, you will know how to get around and not get lost or miss your destination by getting on the wrong road.

Can you use T-Mobile in St Maarten?

The answer is yes! To get T-Mobile service on your phone while traveling abroad, just call customer care before leaving home, and they will set up international roaming for you, and you can enjoy your stay there without any interruptions or hiccups in service.

Does Boost Mobile work in St Maarten?

Boost Mobile does not work in St. Maarten. Boost Mobile’s website lists the countries where their phone service works, and St Maarten is not on the list. 

This means that Boost Mobile phones are unable to connect to a cellular network and won’t be able to make or receive calls, send texts, or use data services. Boost Mobile users should check with their provider before they travel abroad to find out whether roaming charges apply.

Does AT&T work in St Maarten?

You may be wondering if they have coverage in St Maarten and how much it costs to use their services here. AT&T does not offer its service in St Maarten, but many people bring their phone from home and get a local SIM card for it so that they can call and text.

This is because AT&T charges a lot per minute when roaming internationally  If you plan on using your cell phone extensively while traveling overseas, consider purchasing a SIM card.