Can you use your cell phone in St. Croix USVI?
Yes, most major US phone plans will work in St. Croix. However there are a few spots on the island where coverage is weak or non-existent, and cell data transfer speeds are much less than we’re used to on mainland US. LTE & 5G networks operate on St. Croix.
It’s also important to enable “WiFi Calling” on your cell phone BEFORE you leave home, which should allow you to route all your calls, text and data over any WiFi network on St. Croix. This is especially useful in parts of the island with weak or no coverage.
Does Verizon work in St. Croix USVI?
Yes, Verizon cell phones work in St. Croix. Here’s Verizon’s cellular coverage map in St. Croix as of 2024:
Does T-Mobile work in St. Croix USVI?
Yes, T-Mobile cell phones work in St. Croix. Here’s T-Mobile’s cellular coverage map in St. Croix as of 2024:
Does Liberty Mobile work in St. Croix USVI?
Yes, Liberty Mobile cell phones also work in St. Croix. Here’s Liberty Mobile’s cellular coverage map in St. Croix as of 2024:
Does AT&T work in St. Croix US Virgin Islands?
AT&T sold their network assets to Liberty but ATT customers are allowed to roam free on Liberty under a continuation agreement. As long as you are connected to Liberty, you won’t be charged. However some USVI locations are very close to BVI islands, St. John in particular, so you might connect to a BVI carrier tower and get charged. So if you have AT&T, then limit the accessible network to Liberty.
As you can see below, they have very good coverage (the green area via their partner Liberty).
Real St. Croix Cell Phone Reception
Sometimes however the coverage is not what the phone companies promise, so luckily some serious researchers went around St. Croix island and actually measured Saint Croix cell signal strength and data rates in 2023. They published their results in a report called Cellular Coverage Mapping in the U.S. Virgin Islands (pdf).
Here’s a map of the the St. Croix cell phone reception & signal strength which they measured, and you can notice that it’s less than promised by the cell phone companies.
So in general, your cell phone will work in St. Croix even though there are some holes in coverage and much lower data transfer rates.
Local St. Croix cell phone service & repair locations
Wireless provider offering cell phones, data plans, Internet devices & accessories.
Website: T-mobile St Croix
Address: 6300 Peters Rest Ste C (near Cost U Less) Get Directions
Hours: Monday-Sat 9am-5pm. Closed Sunday.
Airvoice VI Plaza
Cell phone store in Saint Croix
Address: 4500 Queen Mary Hwy (United Shopping Plaza Shopping Center)
Hours: Monday-Sat 9am-7pm. Closed Sunday
Liberty Communications USVI
Mobile phone & Internet service provider in Saint Croix
Address: 6006 Estate Peters Rest, Suite 2 ( near Cost U Less) Get Directions
Areas served: St. Croix and nearby areas
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Closed Saturday & Sunday.
Cellular Croix, LLC
Mobile phone repair shop in St Croix USVI
Address: 34A Smithfield (in Frederiksted) Get Directions
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Sat 10am-2pm. Closed Sunday.
iTekPlanet Wireless Repairs, LLC
Cell phone repair in St. Croix USVI
Address: 55 King Street #1C, Christiansted,
St Croix cell phone FAQs
Most major US cell phone plans will work in St. Croix USVI, including ATT, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Liberty Mobile. Cell coverage has some holes and cell data transfer speeds are much less than in the US even though LTE & 5G networks are in operation.
Yes, T-Mobile offers LTE and 5G coverage service in St. Croix and the US Virgin Islands.
No, because most major US cell phone plans will work in the US Virgin Islands without any additional charges or tariffs.
Cell service providers include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Liberty Mobile, plus local operators like Viya and Claro.
Most major US mobile phone operators do not have roaming charges in St Croix and other USVI. Calls and data are included in your current monthly phone plan.
Yes you can use your ATT mobile phone in St Croix USVI. Coverage is good across most the island and there are no roaming charges.
Yes Verizon operates LTE and 5G cellular phone networks in St. Croix USVI. Cell coverage is good but there are a few spots lacking coverage.
St Croix has mobile phone service in LTE/5G provided by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and Liberty Mobile. You can use your US phone and phone plan here without additional roaming charges.
Cell phone coverage in good in St. Croix although there are some places with weak signals or no signal. Plus mobile data transfer rates are much less than in mainland US.
Cell phone repair shops in St. Croix include: Cellular Croix; Cell Works; AirVoice; uBreakitiFixit; and iTekPlanet Wireless Repairs. Most are located around Sunny Isles, in Christiansted and in Frederiksted
Cell phone reception in St. Croix is quite variable, given the hilly terrain and placement of base stations. Cell phone signal strength is weal in many valleys, with data rates dropping down to 2G in many cases.
Cellular tower locations in St. Croix USVI
Here’s a map of the current 17 cell towers in St. Croix as of 2024. New ones are being added and will be updated.
Also below are the physical locations & coordinates of these cell towers.
Actual & measured St. Croix cell phone reception & signal strength coverage per base station
As anyone living on St. Croix can tell you, “advertised cell coverage is not real cell coverage“. So below is a set of maps of measured cellular coverage for each of the 17 base stations in 2024.