A couple of days ago I happened to run into the CenturyLink phone guy at Eduardo's Taco stand. I asked him if he knew anything about AT&T cell phone service on Ocracoke. He didn't know for sure, but thought their installation was complete, so as far as he knew AT&T phones ought to work on the island.
Later that same day I spoke with someone else who said he had heard that AT&T cell phone service was still not up and running.
Since no islanders have AT&T contracts, no one I speak with has any up-to-date information. Maybe one of our readers who has been on the island in the last week or so can shed some light on this.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.comnews042111.htm.