Occasionally readers ask which cell phones work on Ocracoke. From personal experience I know that Verizon & Alltel phones work very well. A frequent visitor to Ocracoke shares the following information:
"Assuming you have a roaming plan with your carrier, all CDMA cell phones work on the island and GSM do not. In terms of carriers, this means that Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, and Sprint work. ATT and T-Mobile, the GSM carriers do not.
"ATT does have GSM coverage out of Hatteras and if you REALLY need to make a call, you can usually get a signal at the ferry dock to Hatteras."
I hope this helps.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article by Pat Garber about "Ocracats" our village organization that helps care for, feed, and neuter the island's feral cats. You can read more here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news031710.htm.