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Where is WiFi free in San Juan? I tried getting a signal from our balcony when docked in San Juan in November but couldn't.I just posted the answer to this question above....Burger King has free wifi. I was there last week, bought a soda, sat down and logged in for about an hour. It is a quick walk from the pier. Ask anyone where the BK is and they will point you in the direction.
Be careful about using your iphone or any smartphone for that matter for wifi or calls thinking you won't be charged.I have a Verizon phone, and voice in San Juan is free (indicator shows as 'Extended Network'. In St. Thomas, the ominous little triangle is present, indicating that you are indeed roaming.
First, the charge for the calls depend on the carrier and if the calls are included in your plan. Even though Verizon has always claimed my calls in San Juan are included in my plan, they always charge me as a roaming call and when I get home, I have to argue with them about the charges.
If I use wifi and data through Verizon in San Juan, I am always charged as well.
As for St Thomas, Verizon does not include it in their plan and I was charged a per minute rate of about 1.99 or 2.49 (forgot which) when I was there last year.
If I use wifi or data through Verizon in St Thomas, I was always charged additionally as well.
However, I think if you are able to find free wifi in either country/city, there is a way possibly to connect with your phone to use the net and data (so as not to use Verizon's network. I would call your carrier and ask and then ask that they confirm in writing both the charges as well as how to connect to wifi not through the carrier. Verizon has form emails as to charges for all the countries.